Can't get $100 college discount at retail store?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HerrRolf, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. HerrRolf macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2008
    I'm planning on buying a macbook tomorrow at a retail store in Indy. I am a college student. I found this on the Apple website:
    "But they can save on any Mac, select software, and accessories all year long with the Apple Education Discount. Just go to your nearest Apple Authorized Campus Store or visit the Apple Online Store for Education and plan your future Apple purchase."

    Does this mean I can't the $100 off the purchase if I buy in the retail store?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yes, you can get it at the Retail Store too

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. HerrRolf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2008
    Do they ask for verification? I.D. card? Transcript?
  4. atluten macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2008
    They'll most likely ask for your student ID card.
  5. DJAznSensation macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2008
    you can also show them an acceptance letter for the upcoming semester/school year
    ... sometimes they also ask for a driver's license

    :apple: DJ Asian Sensation
  6. rubberball macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    Denver, CO
    DJ is right they will let you do that. For me they were pretty excited to have the sale.

    Though if possible might want to see if your university computer/bookstore sells the computer you want. In my case it was cheaper than the education discount direct from Apple, so its worth at least checking...
  7. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    Ask your university first for their prices. Sometimes they will have their prices lower than the Apple retail store with the education discount. Sometimes if you're lucky too, they'll have bundles with Applecare included too.
  8. sn00pie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    Student ID or an acceptance letter will do the job just fine. :)
  9. fr4c macrumors 65816


    Jul 27, 2007
    Hamster wheel
    if all else fails, your school e-mail will work too. they'll just ask you to verify it on one of the machines.

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