Education discount on BTO iBook without tax?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by beethovengirl, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. beethovengirl macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2004
    I am a student and am looking to get a 12" iBook with a 40 GB or 60 GB hard drive. I live near a state with no sales tax, so I figured I could go to the Apple Store there, but they can't give me an iBook with a bigger hard drive. Are there any other resellers that give education discounts, can do BTO, and charge no tax? Is this asking too much? ;)

    Also, is there a difference in quality between Crucial and Apple RAM?

    thanks for any input! :)
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    Apple is the only Mac seller that gives education discounts, and you can only order BTO's through the Apple online store. Apple always charges sales tax, so you will definitely have to pay it. Sorry! :(

    Apple RAM is extremly overpriced. I think everyone that comes to MacRumors recommends Crucial RAM. Both Apple and Crucial use excellent RAM. I'd go with Crucial if I were you. You will definitely save money by going that route.
  3. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2003
    tax is rather hefty on a computer purchase. there was $150 on my powerbook.
  4. Krizoitz macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    Know any students in that state? Ask them to buy it.
  5. beethovengirl thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2004
    I noticed that SmallDog has iBooks with the larger hard drives...

    But I didn't see anything about education discounts on the computers. :(

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