Educational Discount online vs store

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  1. macwannabe77 macrumors member

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    I am thinking about getting a Macbook in the next few months, and I was wondering if anybody knew if the educational discount is more in store vs online. I had read somewhere that if you verify it in store the discount would be more, but I wanted to verify it.
     
  2. cwc123188 macrumors regular

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    I doubt if they're different.
     
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  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    I just bought a new MBP today with my education discount in a brick-and-mortar store (I was feeling impatient) and the discounts are identical to the online store.
     
  5. macwannabe77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I guess I was being a little hopeful!
     
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    In the US it is the same. In the UK there are a variety of plans, some of which require buying from your university. Since you don't say where you are, I thought it was worth a mention.
     
  7. balwx macrumors regular

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    Interesting thread. In my case, the macbook pros are all $100 cheaper on my wifes college apple store site vs. apples standard educational site.
    Also, just noticed the macpro is $200 cheaper $2100 vs. $2299
     
  8. The Red Menace macrumors member

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    I just purchased a macbook this evening (first post on it-yea!:rolleyes:) and it was cheaper in store. I don't know if this was because of the sales tax in Orange County as opposed to the tax Apple charges on its website. :apple:
     
  9. zirkle2007 macrumors 6502

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    I know this may not help you, but my campus has an Apple Store. We get some pretty ridiculous discounts. For instance, Leopard for $69! I'm not sure how they've done it, but they can undercut the online store.
     
  10. balwx macrumors regular

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    Same here. Leopard is $69, iwork '08 $39. :)
     
  11. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    I'm also In the UK.

    On the apple online store I get a 10% student discount. If I go into the shop, I get 13 or 14% (depending on the store).
     
  12. DerKommissar macrumors newbie

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    Generally, institutions get lower prices than students or faculty. The campus stores may be able to leverage that a bit for their sales. I do know that campuses were the only place this time to get an ed discounted copy of OS 10.5.
     

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