Education Discount...Not Much?!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by agrats84, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. agrats84 macrumors member

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    I'm a high school teacher and everyone has told me that Apple has some great education discounts. I'm looking to buy a new iMac and online it is only $50 cheaper with no discount for software (Office StudentTeacher Edition & Quicken) or accessories. I thought it would be much greater so is this accurate or should I go to the store to purchase?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It won't be better at the store. I saved about $200 when I bought my iMac, applecare, Office in August using my education discount. It's not a lot, but it helps.
     
  3. Ryan5505 macrumors regular

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    The baseline mac is only 50 off, the others are 100. As for Office, that is the discount price. The full version is 399.00
     
  4. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Wow... in the UK, university students (not sure about staff) get around 14-16% off Apple hardware, software and accessories.
     
  5. spyderracer393 macrumors regular

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    buy in the store! Tax free if you buy in the store...not so, online.


    In regards to the little discount...I think Apple will be doing away with educational discounts eventually. Over the past few years it has become smaller and smaller.
     
  6. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    Refurbs are tax free in store?
     
  7. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Youll save more by not paying tax at a place like amazon or macmall.
     
  8. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    Do places like Amazon or Macmall offer great refurbs like Apple does?
     
  9. comacnut macrumors member

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    Small Dog offers refurbs and you don't have to pay tax.
     
  10. f1 macrumors 6502

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    Educational discounts are small, I'm a student myself and it took me a while to save for my macbook. But keep in mind that a discount is a privilege not a right, Apple isn't obligated to offer these discounts to us at all.
     
  11. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    The cheapest small dog refurb is $934, and is not as good as Apples $899 one. Not for me...
     
  12. Thrawn macrumors member

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    No tax in store??? Really!?! In the USA?
     
  13. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    I've never heard of this...
     
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    There are certain tax-free weekends in some states. Other than that, I can't think of a reason for the sales tax to apply online but not in store.
     
  15. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Tax free

    The catch to the in-store tax exemption is for educators ONLY. you have to be a teacher AND PRESENT PROOF to get the tax-free purchase. my buddy is a teacher in a master's program so he gets both student and teacher discounts. lucky duck. hope this answers this question.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  17. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    I'm a UK college student. If I order online with my student discount I only get 10% off however if I go into the shop, I get 14% -- not sure why though...I think its because the Apple UK store has no database of colleges, you simply type in the name of it and the town.
     
  18. bigandy macrumors G3

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    If you go to http://apple.procureweb.ac.uk/ and can actually access it via your college network (almost all can), then you get a list to choose from, and there are colleges in it.

    That links to the UK-HE store, which gives the biggest discount.
     
  19. mets1125 macrumors regular

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    You are totally right. People act like they are obligated for the discount. OP if $100 is nothing to you then why are you complaining about the discount?
     
  20. Jebaloo macrumors 6502

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    If you go to the Educational Store you'll only get a small discount, because it isn't verified.

    however, if you log on from your universities network, or if you ring up the apple store, you'll get a better discount, because it IS verified.
     

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