Education Pricing the Same as Regular?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by spellflower, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. spellflower macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    #1
    It used to be that when I went to the Education store it displayed lower prices, but lately the prices are exactly the same as the regular Apple site. What's going on? Are they no longer offering discounts? Or do you have to do something different to see them?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #2
    Not all products have the discounts, and those that do have somewhat small discounts.
     
  3. bryan.cfii macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Location:
    Iowa City, IA
    #3
    Yeah, what maflynn said. Some of the discounts are either nothing or hardly anything. It's kind of proportional to the product. and iPod shuffle may be nothing. A iPod touch may be $40. It really comes into play with the iPads and notebook/desktops.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #4
    The original intent for educational pricing was to get the product into students hands so when they graduate, they'll be inclined to buy that product. I think over the decades of having educational discounts, its transformed into a something where most people try to save a buck or two, and companies have started to shy away.
     
  5. Phil in ocala Suspended

    Phil in ocala

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2016
    #5
    Look...you have apple executives who make millions a year payable in stock, bonus and cash....the money has to come from somewhere...where better than to get it from students who use it for school?
     

Share This Page