Education discount help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Berius, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Berius macrumors member

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    I am starting Ohio State this winter. I have to start this winter due to some medical procedures taking place during October and November. I was wondering what apple considers a student. I have already been accepted but obviously have not started going to school yet.

    Basically when am i going to be considered a student? Hopefully some time before i actually start attending classes.
     
  2. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    All you need is that acceptance letter for purchases at the Apple store. Online, just choose the college. Apple does no verification for online purchases so you are safe. :)
     
  3. Berius thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you!

    Unfortunately it looks like this deal will end before i can wrangle up the money. :( I don't mind missing out on the $50 off of the mac air but that $100 app store credit would have been nice since I'm also planning on getting an iphone soon.
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Typically I would log into the school website in front of an Apple employee. An acceptance letter will work though.
     
  5. Berius thread starter macrumors member

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    The deal ends on the 20th would i still be able to get some sort of in store discount after that date?
     
  6. mikeyangelo58 macrumors member

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    A few things...

    The Education Discount for Apple computers is always available...

    So you will still get $50 off the cost of your computer even if you make your purchase after the 20th...

    Just remember you want to buy through the Apple Education Store...

    Either mention your a student at an Apple Store or buy it Online...

    You could also check if Ohio State has an Authorized Apple Education Store on campus...

    The $100 Back To School Card is the only promotion ending on the 20th...

    The card is only good for digital media from iTunes, iBookstore, & App Store.

    Some people are selling their cards on eBay & CraigsList for less than $100...

    If your really wanted a BTS card at a discount.

    Also, you should know you get $100 off a qualifying printer if you purchase it with your Apple computer...

    It is a Mail-In Rebate...

    So you would have to pay for the printer first and have a rebate check mailed to you.

    I know at least one of the qualifying printers is $99.95...

    Should you can get a Free Printer if you need it...

    Or even sell it if you don't.

    :apple:
     
  7. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    Also, refurbs are usually less than the Edu price. They don't come with the gift card, but you can still get the printer rebate with one. I just ordered a current model 13" MBP refurb for $150 less than the Edu price.
     

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