Education discount on refurbs?

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  1. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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  2. jackere macrumors newbie

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    how about edu discount on black-Friday deal?
     
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    I'll echo the no on refurbs. However, your educ discount will still apply to things like AppleCare for that refurb, which can be a significant savings.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Probably not. I don't believe Apple lets you stack discounts like that. However, I don't know this for sure.
     
  5. jmack549 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wait, I get an edu discount on Applecare?
     
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  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I did when I bought my iMac in August. It was only like $30 but it helps.
     
  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    You certainly can.

    Is that it?!? What system did you purchase? I bought a refurb MacBook Pro in April and saved $120 CDN on AppleCare for it with an educ discount.
     
  9. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Hate to break the string of 'nope,' but my education discount DOES apply to refurbs.

    Edit: Actually, it appears to depend on the model. I know that MacBooks have it, but pros don't. Could've been me misreading or something else quirky.
     
  10. jackc macrumors 65816

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    You should look on ebay for even better prices, I didn't know about this before (be sure to buy from a reputable seller)
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Applecare is more expensive for laptops than iMacs, so therefore my discount wasn't as much. I just checked the Apple store. Without discount Applecare is $169, with discount it was $119, so I actually saved $50. Again, not much but it helps.
     
  12. avincent52 macrumors regular

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    I concur: The generic education discount at the apple store doesn't seem to apply to refurbs.
    One thing to note is that it's a sliding scale--it's like $100 on a MacBook, but $200 on a base Macbook Pro.
    And yes, the discount on Apple Care is huge--on a MBP it's $350 without the discount, but $230 with.
    Big difference, and brings the price down into the range of the lowest prices you'll find on ebay.
    best
    Allen
     

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