Education discount

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  1. Iphone3gs macrumors 6502

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    Price with education discount is different from online price to store price to over the telephone price.

    Original price : £999
    online discount education: £939
    Store education discount:£877
    Telephone education discount:£852

    Are people aware of this?

    It would be nice to get it from the store, but over the telephone you have to wait for post.
     
  2. theMilesP macrumors newbie

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    What? Is this only in the Uk? Because I ordered my mbpro last week using the educational price of $1149.99. So you are telling me I can get it cheaper if I call them?
     
  3. Iphone3gs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheaper if u call

    Yeap.
    I got a better quotation over the Phone.I'll be present mine today as their wasn't any MBA update.
     
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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  5. hadassah77 macrumors newbie

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    This is great to know! I wonder if this is true in the US too. I am about to buy a MBP and find out...
     
  6. Prhymeate macrumors member

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    My discount was the same, 16% in both the store and over the phone in the UK
     
  7. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I get when I go onto the UK education store. The MBP which starts from £999 on the main store is listed as £858.93. That's around 14% discount which is the same as I have always got online, in store and by phone.
     

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  9. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    hes talking bollocks... I just rang up the sales team... tried the edu uni discount and rang the local store.... same price everywhere
     
  10. Satori macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure, I have known there to be pricing errors on the UK education store (they were selling iWork for £15 for a couple of weeks a few years back). Nevertheless, the standard discount has been 14% on laptops and desktops however you buy for as long as I can remember. If they don't offer you that then it's worth checking.
     
  11. mulo macrumors 68020

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    exactly
     
  12. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    Years ago, it used to be 14%, at least that's what I got as a lecturer and I was told that it was the same as what HE students got.

    However, I spent a year in a Russel institution and we got 15% there as far as I can recall. I never heard anyone getting 16% discount.
     
  13. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    I get the same as Satori but the OP might be at a different level of education and the online prices would change accordingly. I reckon the person on the phone assumed the OP was going to a uni rather than something like a community college where (I'm sure) the discounts are less.
     
  14. Iphone3gs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Prices are different

    Ask in store they will give you a qoute from their list for about £877 for a mbp 13,3 ".

    Online price through education store gives only £939.

    This ain't b#####ks check for yourself...not by phoning go have a visit and see the quote they give you.
     
  15. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I get,

    regular online store UK:
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    education store UK:
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    Seems to be in line with the 14% discount that's being talked about here.
     
  16. Asim91 macrumors newbie

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    I just got my 13" MBP pro with Uni discount in the UK for £893.00 (i also added a 350gb hard drive which around £35 more so it comes the same as the reply above):)
     
  17. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    Just got back from the Apple store, again bollocks. Same price showed them my uni papers and ID and was quoted the same price as every other area.
     
  18. Prhymeate macrumors member

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    This is only on MBP's if that makes any difference. When I went to the apple store and asked how much the student discount was, I saw the percentages for different discounts on different items when the guy checked them in front of me on his iphone. When I ordered online it worked out at 16% cheaper too. The discount on macbooks, imacs etc is lower.
     
  19. Iphone3gs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any recent good prices from education discount anyone's got recently

    Well I got receipt showing I paid about £850 less then £855 for the MBP

    Paid extra for iPod touch and printer

    Got rebate for them both

    £130 back for iPod touch
    And £70 or so back for the printer it was sept 2010
     
  20. PirateMonkey macrumors member

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    I got my MBP for £936 discounted because I work in education. standard price is £999, not a massive saving and I was told by the school I work for afterwards they could have got the VAT taken off for me but I'll cry about that another day!
     

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