Example of the Student ADC Discount for all you people always making topics

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BigPrince, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    OK, so I bought a new MBP. All prices in USD.

    2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    160GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
    SuperDrive 8x
    15" Widescreen Display

    Regular Price with 6% tax:


    EDU PRICE with 6% tax:


    ADC PRICE with 6% tax:



    difference in price from regular to ADC: $454

    difference in price from EDU to ADC: $ 219.42

    minus cost of membership $100 = a total savings of $119.42

    Here is an example of when a student ADC membership is worth getting.
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030


    Jan 25, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    While I laud your effort, I don't know if it's going to stop the new threads.

    Maybe someone can create a guide entry on the various student and ADC discounts available, with comparative examples and that guide page can then be linked directly to the Buyer's Guide? That seems like it might be a longer lasting and more effective solution.

    Just food for thought.
  3. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    ya, I just haven't gotten around to that yet.
  4. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040


    Apr 17, 2004
    What kind of savings, if any, would you get on a mac mini? or r imac or that cause I may buy ADC Student Membership if I could get those cheapter
    sorry firefox messes up the textboxes so I can't tell where I've typed and that like I'm overlapping letters and that
  5. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Well, bear in mind the savings are really felt on the higher end machines i.e. Mac Pro/MBP. The pricing for the iMacs from the Developer store are starting from the baseline 17inch model: $899, $1079, $1350, and $1800 for the 24inch model. The pricing for the Mini's are $539 for the 1.66GHz model and $719 for the 1.83GHz model respectively. Being that it's a once in a lifetime discount it would behoove you to reserve the discount for the MBP or Mac Pro where the discount can be several hundreds of dollars. FYI, the AppleCare is not discounted on the Developers store and can be purchased off the Apple Education Store or ebay for cheaper.
  6. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    You won't save anything on a Mac Mini and may actually end up spending more.
  7. wallaby macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    It's worth mentioning that if you were looking to use that back-to-school iPod deal, it cannot be used with the ADC discount.
  8. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
    Exactly. When you factor in the $99 ADC Student Developer fee, you'll end up spending more than the retail cost for the Mini. Again, the discount is really felt on the MBP and the Mac Pro where the discount virtually pays for the $99 fee and some. :)

    Oh yeah, I forgot, congrats on the purchase BigPrince. Will be getting the mid range model although since I'm in no need of getting a MBP right now I'll wait till after WWDC.
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    If one or more members volunteer to do this, and to keep it up to date, a lot of people would certainly appreciate it. :)
  10. Anorak macrumors regular


    May 29, 2007
    BigPrince - keep in mind that you'll also be getting Leopard for free, as well as developer discs and a free t-shirt.
  11. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    It would also be good to get results from different countries, such as the UK.
  12. aeiz macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2007
    I also bought a new MBP through ADC student yesterday. This is from the US store and all prices are USD.

    MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.4GHz
    Part Number: MA896LL/A
    Accessory Kit
    2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    MacBook Pro 15-inch Widescreen Display
    Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English
    2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    Original Price:
    $2,499.00 + $206.17 tax = $2,705.17

    Educational Price:
    $2,299.00 + $189.67 tax = $2,488.67

    ADC Student Price:
    $1,999.00 + $164.92 tax = $2,163.92

    When I ordered, I opted for the 2 day shipping for an additional $18.00. This brought my total up to $2,181.92.

    $1,999.00 + $164.92 tax + $18.00 shipping = $2,181.92

    I called Apple last night to check on my order and make sure everything went through okay. The guy on the phone ended up giving me a $50.00 discount and upgraded my shipping to overnight for free. Tax then was reaccessed, so here's my final total:

    $1,949.00 + $132.78 tax + $18.00 shipping = $2,099.78

    If you add the cost of my ADC student membership price ($99.00 + $6.69 tax = $105.69) to my total, my final amount spent was $2,205.47.

    Total savings from original price:
    $2,705.17 + $18.00 shipping - $2,205.47 = $481.70

    Total savings from educational price:
    $2,488.67 + $18.00 shipping - $2,205.47 = $265.20

    New MBP:
  13. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    When I called to say I didn't get my confirmation mail they told me not to worry about and said good night. And I was being polite. How the hell do you get a discount and upgrade!
  14. aeiz macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Not sure. I guess I just caught a nice employee. Call back. Perhaps mention that you are totally bummed that you couldn't get the free ipod promotion? Talk about how it must be awesome to work for Apple? Good luck. :)
  15. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    I will hopefully be doing a Mac Pro soon, I will give pricing on that. Heres to hoping for upgrades next week!

    I guess technically you don't have to order you can just go through and get the numbers.

  16. BigPrince thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
    failed. I wish they would just let me pick it up from the ****ing store.
  17. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    Stock Mac Pro Price Breakdown:
    EX: $299 for 4x512MB upgrade is $269 EDU and $239 ADC.

    Mac Pro Stock @ Apple Store
    $2499 + $156.19 (6.25% tax) = $2655.19

    Mac Pro Stock @ Apple EDU Store
    $2299 + $143.69 (6.25% tax) = $2442.69
    Upgrade discount ~ 10%

    Mac Pro Stock @ Apple ADC Store (includes student ADC cost)
    $1999 + $124.94 (6.25% tax) + $105.19 (adc w/tax) = $2229.13
    Upgrade discount ~ 20%

    ADC Savings comparison:
    Savings over Apple Store: $436.06
    Savings over Apple EDU: $213.56

    Add $99 to the savings if you count Leopard. So basically it cancels out the ADC, or its $30 more if you go based on EDU OS X pricing.
  18. ironic23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    You forgot to add tax for the ADC membership.
  19. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    My discounts are for the upgrades, say more RAM. The upgrade prices change in each store, those numbers represent that perecentage.

    ADC was like $5 I think, I will fix it though. The OP didn't include the tax either though.
  20. ironic23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2006
    Oh, my bad. :) Misread the sentence. Pardon me.
  21. weeman macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2007
    You get leopard for free? I thought it was only the current OS?
  22. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Leopard will come out (or at least it had better come out) during the one-year term of your ADC membership. That will then make it the current OS at that time, and you will receive it, although not necessarily immediately upon release.
  23. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816


    Sep 8, 2005
    London , UK
    I just ordered

    MBP 15 inch 2.4ghz and choose the 7200rpm hard drive
    Everything else is standard.

    Regular Price : £1699

    ADC Price : £1358

    Not sure about education price :D
  24. byeehaaw macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2007
    New York, NY
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Yes. The iPod promo is only valid in the EDU store. It is not valid in the ADC store.

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