Education Discount

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hbs2018, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Hbs2018 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    #1
    Can some one explain the education discount at the apple store? Is it just for collage or teachers or can anyone in school use I? Thanks!
     
  2. coolaaron88 macrumors member

    coolaaron88

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    #2
    I believe that discount is only for college students and teachers that have valid ID's to prove who they are.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #3
    ^ this guy is right.

    Now let the people chime in about how easy it is to use without verification. For me, every time I used it (online and in store) I had to verify my status as a college student.
     
  4. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    #4
    I Googled 'Apple Education Discount' - Click Here.
     
  5. coolaaron88 macrumors member

    coolaaron88

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    #5
    Thought if you are dying for an Apple Store discount and you dont mind going in store to get it, take a friend or family member in with you to buy the device on your behalf. Just make sure they bring their ID with them for proof and you get what you wanted without all the shady hassle.
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    #6
    "Apple education pricing is a great way for college students, parents buying for a college student, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade levels to purchase Mac computers, Apple software, and select accessories at special prices. Students who have been accepted to college are also eligible. Just shop at the Apple Store for Education and start saving."
     
  7. jtus macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    #7
    It works for all grade levels not just college students, It also is for teachers and staff.
     
  8. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    #8
    Good post, just in case the OP can't click on the link I provided.
     
  9. LeeM macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    #9
    where do you live? find the link for your relevant country/city and use it. worst case you get asked to prove youre a student, best case you get the discount. i know lots of people who have used the link for my uni and have received the discounted product.
     
  10. tehsprayer macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    #10
    i'm in highschool and I bought online with "retail" pricing, so regular but within 14 days called the support and tell them my order number and say I'm attending a random college/university and got an email with $100 the next day.
     
  11. r0c macrumors newbie

    r0c

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    #11
    I work for a college. I was able to just pull up my .edu email for verification, left my id at home that day. Discount works for students teachers and staff.:D
     
  12. fedecape macrumors 6502

    fedecape

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    #12
    When I bought my Mac online, I selected my college and that was it.. They didn't ask for any proof.
     
  13. antjefferson, Jul 12, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2013

    antjefferson macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2013
    #13
    Hmm...I was able to get the discount pricing (online) without having to provide ANY PROOF WHATSOEVER! In order to access the edu discount page I had to type in who I work for - but from then on I was able to shop and purchase without giving any additional info...which was surprising. Will they ask me to provide proof when I go to pick it up at the store (since I chose ship to store)?

    In answer to the original question, any student, faculty, or staff qualify. This includes K-12 as well as higher ed. I work for a school district as a web master and I qualified. HTH.
     
  14. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    #14
    Links are known to change. Not to mention this forum too, gets indexed by Google. So eventually, people will Google "Apple Education discount" to find this thread... with the answer being "google Apple Education discount." Which is not very helpful.
     
  15. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    #15
    No, they wont find this thread, they will find the Apple URL. Why would anyone come here when they can get the facts from Apple, not people's opinions.
     
  16. nStyle macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    #16
    Apple's education pricing is a joke. Anyone can get it.

    Save money and just buy on Amazon. Instant education pricing and no useless App gift card.
     
  17. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Location:
    SoCal
    #17
    Umm, no.

    Amazon is currently $11 cheaper on the base 13" Air.

    Edu discount is $50 + $100 gift card.

    Not sure how saving $11 is better than saving $150.

    Plus, you can only get base models on Amazon. I wanted 8GB of RAM so Apple was my only choice. Plus I saved $10 on that thanks to the Edu discount.
     
  18. nStyle, Jul 13, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2013

    nStyle macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    #18
    Yeah, I suppose you're right - IF we could ignore the real world and exclude taxes.

    Buying from Apple: $1049 * .07 (avg sales tax) = 76.93 + $1049 = $1122.43 - $100 Mac App Gift card (ASSUMING you already were going to spend $100 on software - which is dumb they don't just give you entire store credit on accessories) = $1022.43

    Buy from Amazon: $1088.99 Free Shipping

    Now you only saved $66.56 by going to Apple and possibly buying a gift card you didn't even need.

    If you live in one of the few unlucky states where Amazon charges sales tax, then sure, Apple is better. But, that's only 10/50 states. Granted, three of those are the largest states by population in America, but still. Obviously if you want/need something more than the base then this wouldn't work either.

    Amazon has better discounts on some of the devices: the base 11" Air is $949, the same as Apple with the discount. Plus you don't have to offload the $100 card.

    I still stand by my statement that education pricing is a joke when it isn't limited at all on who can buy it. You are required to show zero proof when purchasing online. Even buying in the store only requires a 10 year old student ID from when you were a student.
     
  19. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    #19
    This existence of this thread alone is proof that people will come here before going to Apple for the information they seek.
     
  20. barrk macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    #20
    Your own math proved him right.
     
  21. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #21
    You also missed the 5 states that do not charge sales tax... in which case, Apple is almost always better.

    /Jim
     
  22. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    #22
    The existence of this thread only proves people would rather have other people do their work for them instead of Googling and getting answers, from the source, themselves.
     
  23. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Location:
    SoCal
    #23
    I live in California so I have to pay taxes.

    You made a blanket statement in your original post that Amazon was better ignoring all the states that now requires Amazon to charge tax (including the biggest, California). Thanks for correcting it so you don't sound so silly.
     
  24. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    #24

    And we can either provide the information and move on, or spend lots of wasted time griping to each other about how people don't Google anymore.
     
  25. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    #25
    Talk about ignoring the real world.

    • Apple is better if you live in a state that charges sales tax, where the most people live.
    • Apple is better if you want something other than the base model.
    • Apple is better if you also want software.
    • Apple offers education discounts to almost everyone and this is bad, how?:confused:


    ----------

    I provided the answer. You would rather start an argument because you got called on providing an answer that had already been provided.
     

Share This Page