Education Discounting?

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  1. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    Im not sure were to put this? Since it is with apple in general, I saved up my money now for 2 or 2 and a half years have gotten 1,567 dollars. In order to maybe pinch my pennyies, since I am in middle school. Do I qualify for a education discount? On apple computers.
     
  2. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know they only offer educational discounts for particular schools.... Middle schools not being one of them BUT I may be and am probably wrong. It appears here http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/education_routing it's only higher learning institutions but someone else may be able to chime in with better, more accurate info. IF you have a student in the family or a friend of the family in college, maybe have them buy it with their discount. I would also wait for the back to school deals as this year the wife got $100 gift card to the mac/app store. Used to give out touches but I for one was happier with the card.

    Great job on saving your $ and buing your own expensive items. My kids will pass our (the parent's) savings in about a year or so..... wish my parents would of pushed saving on me lol. Of course they get most of their money from me.... guess if I need a low interest loan I know where to go!!
     
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  4. Nyy8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, well I think I just answered my own question.


    Only reason I want a iMac is because of the topping on the cake. I have a iPad 2 and Iphone 4. Now just wanting the device to put it all together :)
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Don't blame you, at all. Have you considered a Mac mini? It would leave you a chunk of change to save for something else.
     
  6. Nyy8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I was, but I need a monitor. Plus be nice to have the entire computer built all into one. None of that wire mess. From what i see on the reviews, its one cable?
     
  7. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Yep! I understand that, too. With my Mac mini, DirecTV box, router and other gadgets, I've had to hide cables everywhere.

    With my mini, though, I use a Panasonic LCD TV as my monitor.
     
  8. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    May I ask why you need the monitor?

    Given that you're in middle school, I'd say a laptop would be very useful moving forward. I know you have an ipad, but why not consider a macbook pro?
     
  9. verwon macrumors 68030

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    They were referring to the Mac mini, it doesn't come with one.
     
  10. terraphantm, Dec 29, 2011
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    terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Honestly, if you already have a decent computer and are near driving age, I highly recommend simply saving that money.

    I got all sorts of gadgets and computer stuff when I was middle school, and while it was cool at the time, I really regretted when I was 16 since I was the only kid in my class without a car (though my parents did buy me one in my senior year since I got into every college I applied to and was offered a $15k+/year scholarship from all the private schools)

    While $1500 doesn't get you much of a car (especially these days), if you can stop yourself from buying stuff over the next few years, that $1500 could possibly turn into $15,000 or so. I know in theory you would still have a potential $13,500 if everything else stayed the same, but in my experience it doesn't work like that. Psychological thing I guess... I find it much easier to save money when I already have a "large" sum saved up.
     

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