Education discount only $100!

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  1. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    Unless i missed this it appears the education discount is only $100 instead of the normal $200.

    That's a bummer for college students...
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. coledog thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup...o well, guess they have to make money to make the new cases...
     
  4. azdmelani macrumors member

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    That might make up my mind for me to get a refurb model.
     
  5. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Yea...plus $239 for AppleCare. Is AC worth it?
     
  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The UK discount is still ~17% and you get a £95 off an iPod, free 3 year warranty and free printer.
     
  7. azdmelani macrumors member

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    Its only $183 with an education discount, unless they changed that too?
     
  8. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    I hope...I checked in the edu store and it said $239 for MBP coverage
     
  9. azdmelani macrumors member

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    Ebay it is then.

    They are updating the store again
     
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  11. Mr$Whale macrumors member

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    Got mine as soon as possible (right after the store went up after the event). Interesting that mine is listed as having a backlit keyboard....

    13 inch Macbook
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide
    Accessory kit
    2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Only $50 for the student discount, but I'll accept it. Also used that to expedite shipping...
     
  12. navier-stokes macrumors newbie

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    How do you get 17% off and a free 3 year waranty?

    The edu discount price online is £1079 down from £1149 for the higher end model...
     
  13. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    http://apple.procureweb.ac.uk - if you can't get to that link then you need to be on a University network.
     
  14. navier-stokes macrumors newbie

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    Excellent, I'm not on it at the moment....

    Seeing as it looks like you are, could you tell me how much a 2.4 macbook with 4GB RAM and the 320gb hard drive is going for? Is apple care free through that link then?

    Cheers ;)
     
  15. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    It's a separate store called the Apple Store for Higher Education. The prices you listed are from the Apple Store for Education, which has lesser discounts. AppleCare is not free but the only advantage you gain is that the computer is eligible for warranty in any country. If you plan on keeping it in the UK then there's no point getting AC if you buy from the HE store. AppleCare is £47.

    £1133.88 for the model you are looking for.
     
  16. navier-stokes macrumors newbie

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    Nice one ;)
     
  17. mediumofmeaning macrumors member

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  18. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    Interestingly Apple is offering the USA HE discount on new previous-generation items. I can't recall whether this was the case in the past. :confused:

    The lower discount combined with glossy displays only has convinced me to buy an old-gen MBP.
     

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