Education Discount Moral Dilemma...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bmstrong, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. bmstrong macrumors 6502

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    I've got a brother and a sister both currently in KSU and both have offered to use the education discount to purchase a new MBP for my first computer.

    Moral dilemma: Am I being shady by using this? Is this even allowed? Every penny helps in this economy but I'm not in school. Very cool of them to do this but I certainly don't want any trouble...
     
  2. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    If you're younger than they are (ie a student, but not in college yet) then I don't really think this goes against the spirit of using the discount.

    If you're older and have a job, etc... then I don't think its quite the same.

    That being said, many people do it.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    It's called a loophole, and you will not be the first to do this. There is nothing wrong with it.
     
  4. opera57 macrumors 6502

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    You might as well go for it. They are entitled for it, and there isn't exactly any rules against it. Enjoy the discount while you can! [​IMG]
     
  5. colickyboy macrumors member

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    It is immoral if they're using your money to pay for it and you're simply taking advantage of a discount that's not offered to you.

    It's not immoral if they're paying for it with their own money and then give the MBP to you as a free gift.

    Justifying loopholes is why politics (and lawyers) are so corrupt. Of course there's something wrong with it.

    Just b/c other people do it doesn't give you permission to do it. Other people murder but that doesn't mean you should go murder.
     

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