Edu. Apple store question

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  1. Jamesta macrumors member

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    When you buy your Mac online with edu. Pricing how easy is it just to say your in college and pay the cheaper price do they ask you for proof that your in college? I'm only in grade 9
     
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    you have show that you are enrolled in college
     
  3. gldubzakjr macrumors member

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    You must supply a copy of your student ID at the Apple Store; online purchases are verified through scan/fax option of your student ID card.

    In short, you need proof...
     
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    How bout a student card with my schools name and my name? And some kind of student #
     
  5. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Apple are not stupid.... why dont people realise this by now....
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    It has to be a know higher educational school. A K-12 school will not pass Apple's lookings. But I don't ever remember scanning my ID card for the online Apple Store for my educational purchase for college.
     
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    Okay... Thanks for your help guys

    Full priced MacBook,here I come :D
     
  8. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

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    You might as well try it with your high school ID, it couldn't hurt to try. You could also hit up your parents. I was recently with somebody buying a macbook for their son for freshman year, and they didn't ask for any ID.
     
  9. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    I've made countless purchases through the online education store (about 5 Systems and one Cinema Display), never once been asked for proof.
     
  10. seek3r macrumors 6502

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    Same here, I was only asked for proof on one purchase from Apple, 4 years ago when I bought my first MP. I used the Apple student dev. program's one-time hardware discount, not the normal edu store. I have never needed proof for the general edu store.
     
  11. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    They ask for ID at the apple store but they do not ask for any ID when shopping on the apple online store. When you go through the ordering process, they ask if you go to university/college, and if you do they ask you which one you go to. Then they check if there's any student at that uni/college that has that address (the one on your account). So basically if you know anyone that goes to uni/college ask them if you could use their address.
     
  12. Zauberer macrumors regular

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    When I purchased an iMac from the Apple Store I was never asked to show my student ID. Granted, I do look solidly college-age. I do believe the education discounts are only for universities, as was said above. It is definitely worth looking into your university's specific discount because they are not all the same. Doing a quick comparison, my schools' price for the high-end 15" MBP is $1919, compared to the $1999 with the standard education discount. I wish I had realized this before buying the iMac from the Apple Store using their standard discount because I could have saved a little more.
     
  13. vant macrumors 65816

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    Not sure about you guys, but I've purchased four items total from Oregon and Washington malls.

    All required a college ID. All required a .edu e-mail address. All from 2009/2010 (recent).
     
  14. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    I bought apple care with the education discount through the apple online store and never had to provide any proof that I was a student or teacher.
     
  15. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    The online store doesn't seem to ask for a student id, I've bought things from there before. Since you aren't in college, I would recommend buying a refurb as they are often the same price or cheaper than the education store and they are as good as new, they just come in a plain box instead of the fancy one.
     
  16. Jamesta thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I might look into buying a refurbished one for myself then...
     
  17. JGuez macrumors member

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    I've ordered an iMac and a Macbook Pro from the Apple online store using an education discount.

    Not once did they ask for proof.
     
  18. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    You could always try though, I don't think they check it every time.
     
  19. Jamesta thread starter macrumors member

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    i'll give it a shot to see if they ask for anything online
     
  20. tharris0101 macrumors member

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    I just ordered a laptop from the online store. I work for a k-12 school, so I used the education store. They just asked at the end to check a box indicating that I am a school employee. No ID required. Anyway, a 9th grader in high school would qualify for a discount anyway, right? Or do unis get better discounts?
     
  21. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    You only get the discount as a student if you are in college. Apple doesn't verify all edu orders so they don't check school ID's. The only time you get a better discount is when you are a College/K-12 and want to buy Macs in bulk.
     
  22. tharris0101 macrumors member

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    So there are different levels of education discounts, I was not aware of that. The i7 15" MBP was $200 off for me. What is it for a college student?
     
  23. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    i bought my mbp from the EDU store (im in grade 10, should be 11 though) and they didn't ask for proof whatsoever. whoever says apples not stupid might have to reconsider.
     
  24. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    first off theyre not gonna beleive a kid who looks like hes barely in high school is actually in college.

    they ask for proof. this can be a college id or something else that shows youre enrolled in college. in my case I showed them a tuition bill.
     
  25. LocoStrange macrumors member

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    When I bought it at the retail store, I didnt bring any proof so I just logged into my college website.
     

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