Do I qualify for the back to school promotion

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fireball360, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. fireball360 macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Hi everybody, I really want to buy a macbook pro with the back to school promotion. I graduated from high school, and I've applied to college. But I haven't received an acceptance letter yet. I'm looking at buying online as well.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. JDee macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2008
    Usually you don't need identification.

    They do random checks - not sure in the US though, but in the UK they do.
  3. fireball360 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    But do you think buying a mac with this promotion would get me in trouble if I'm caught? I'm going to be a student, I'm just waiting on the school. Or would it be best to wait for the acceptance letter?
  4. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    Pretty sure the rules say you must be why not just wait?
  5. mrbrightside623 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    When I used my education discount... I needed to provide my school I.D or be able to login into my school website account. I didn't have my school I.D. with me so I signed into my school site and showed them my schedule and so forth. So I think that you'd have to wait and get an I.D. from the school you have been accepted to.

  6. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Yeah, but you need something that shows you're a student.
  7. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    no you wouldnt get in trouble , apple rarely checks for online purchase
  8. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    How are they supposed to check if you order online? Without your SSN all they have is your name? Thats pointless since if your name is like Sarah Brown then theres probably like 20 people at the school named that.
  9. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    They don't check online orders. Period.

    (They may check your ID if you buy at an Apple store or authorized reseller. Best Buy makes you log into your school's website before they match Apple's edu pricing.)

    Unless you have moral resignations on the basis that you don't technically qualify, go for it. You'll qualify in a week or two. We won't tell.

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