Employee Discounts?

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  1. NickM macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody know what kind of employee discount "geniuses" or any other Apple employee gets?
    I'm just curious.
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Don't remember where I heard it but I think its in the ballpark of 10%. There is also a once per year 20% hardware discount. Don't quote me on this though.
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    25% hardware (pick one from either portables or desktop, subjected to random audit)

    ...and I think it's 15% (not sure) for friends/family off anything Apple (also, not quite sure if it applies to non-apple products/accessories) also subjected to random audit (though not really likely...)
     
  4. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What exactly do you mean by "random audit"?
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    It's stupid but Apple wants you to use their discount for yourself and not for anyone else, so once you purchased a computer (all done online), manager or someone can ask you to bring in your laptop just to make sure you ordered it for yourself. I mean that I could kind of understand for the 25% discount, that's quite a discount but for the 15% discount, I think it's dumb especially since 15% isn't something to brag about. I'm pretty sure there are specifics for the friends/family discount but I forgot them.
     
  6. Yeoman macrumors newbie

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    Manager of what?
     
  7. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahh... I see.
    Why would the ones for family/friends be under that, though?
    Are you supposed to get it back from your family member/friend and bring it in? What do they do? See whose name is on it, generally inspect the computer's contents, etc?
     
  8. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Yeah something like that. I never seen it happen but those are the "rules" when it comes to discounts. The friends/family discount rule is dumb because there's no limit limit (if I remember correctly) like there is for the employee discount so it would be hard to audit that one friend who is no longer in the country for example. But again, I highly doubt that they audit friends/family. I think it's a way for them to say "hey we got discounts for your friends and family" but throw in that rule so you have doubts since you don't want to be in that trouble of getting that iPod you got your friend when they decide to audit you. It's just a way to manage how you use that discount.
     
  9. efedor macrumors regular

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    They also offer military discounts of I think 6% and 5% to students... or is it the other way around!
     
  10. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    student discount is based on a threshold not a percentage.
     
  11. NickM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Kinda sad/funny/great how the deal I got on eBay was better than all of the above :)
     
  12. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Apple employees get 1x 25% discount per year. They can get 15% on any purchase afterwards, I can't remember if there was a limit or not. The 25% is intended for employees and immediate family members only.
     
  13. daneoni macrumors G4

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    no where near close to the 41% discount from the refurb store
     
  14. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what 41% percent you are talking about. Most things I see in the refurb store are in the ballpark of 10-20%. Aside from the older MBA which I think are slightly more discount than that.
     
  15. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    They get about 25% and 15% every year from what I've heard.
     
  16. Turkish macrumors 6502

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    Employees get 25% on one system per year (desktop or laptop), 25% on a reasonable quantity of iPods, and 25% on Apple accessories.

    They get three Family and Friends systems a year, which is 15%.
     
  17. daneoni macrumors G4

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    True but sometimes you get products that have a higher discount percentage...luckily i spotted one and promptly jumped on it
     
  18. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    Everyone in here is right so far, but they're missing the 10% anytime discount.

    So 25% once per year, 15% a few times per year, and 10% anytime.
     
  19. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    My neighbor's an Apple employee and he told me that they don't keep too great a watch on the small stuff like iPods and Mac minis and stuff like that. I'm sure they will keep better track of say, a Mac Pro, but he said they're pretty loose.
     
  20. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Military discount is 8% off pro items and 6% off everything else.
     

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