Education Discount…problem down the road?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bjm2660, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. bjm2660 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2011
    My family decided to buy my grandparents a mac mini this Christmas. Since it was my idea, and I'm setting it up, I made the purchase and had it shipped to me. I used my education discount (I am a student). The sale went through and it will arrive on Friday.

    If the grandparents bring it in for servicing and Apple realizes that this was purchased using an education discount, what can Apple do at that point?

    In other words, am I out of the woods yet?

    While what I did is not entirely honest…as far as Apple is concerned, isn't it conceivable that I bought it for my own use, but later elected to give it away to a family member?
  2. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    The warranty is tied to the machine, not the buyer. Your grandparents will be fine.
  3. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    You are allowed to purchase on a student discount and give as present or deliver directly from the apple store to anyone. It was just restricted in the terms how many computers you could purchase per year. Don't know if that restriction is still in the terms, but you have done the purchase right. They or you can add apple care also. Happy computing. :)
  4. MacIke macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2003
    The Frigid Wasteland of MN
    I have found that as an education buyer I get better service on the phone from Apple
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Everything will be okay. Nice gift to the grandparents.
  6. bjm2660 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2011
    Thanks for the feedback all. I now have peace of mind.

    The mini came today. I've got it all rolling. I wont want to give it up.

    Now comes the task of teaching two people in their 80s how to use it.

    This is their first real computer. The fossil running Win98 doesn't count.

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