Extra discount from school network ?

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  1. hockeyfanatic macrumors member

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    Ready to purchase a mac air. Any extra discount given at checkout if purchased through school IP network?
    The apple store IOS app does not allow you to enter school information for discount, and I prefer not to use any public school computer to order the laptop.

    Ordering online with school zip to get $50 off and $100 apple card best offer available?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    No extra discounts, apple doesn't compound discounts, you get what you get as they say :)
     
  3. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong.

    Check with your school, if you have a pc store on campus, you MAY get better deals.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    You misunderstood me. He cannot get extra discounts added on top of his existing educational discount.

    He can go though is school and use the discount provided by that educational institute or can go though the generic educational discount store that apple has. He can't mix and match discounts
     
  5. hockeyfanatic thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the replies :)

    Now that I made my decision on the product, I wanted to find the best price available. I chose the mac air I5/8/256. BTO through Apple seems the best solution.

    My school only advises to enter their address on the Apple's website for student pricing.

    Apple-care can be purchased anytime before standard 1 year warranty up?
     
  6. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    You will only get additional discount if you purchase via a university network - on campus - otherwise you will get the standard educational discount.

    With the standard educational discount, yes you can purchase Applecare any time within the first year of ownership.
     
  7. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    Screenshots to prove this?

    Why would apple give a better discount from being purchased from a uni network vs. in store with student id?
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Not true, at least not in my case. My uni has a tech purchases website where you can login with your university email ID and password, and you're directed to the store that way. You don't have to be on-campus or on the uni network or have a uni IP to get the discount... you just have to log in. They offer similar portals for Dell and HP as well.
     
  9. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    This isnt the case for all universities.
     
  10. mikecola macrumors newbie

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    My school only advises to enter their address on the Apple's website for student pricing. [​IMG]
     
  11. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Exactly, so we can't universally say that an IP will or will not give a better deal. The OP needs to check with any campus store that's available to them, or their IT department.
     
  12. hockeyfanatic thread starter macrumors member

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    That's why they call it "macrumors" lol.

    Heard this once before. Reason why I asked. Lack of substantial answers kind of leads that its not accurate.

    My only benefit using school network was that I din't have to select the school name after entering the educational pricing page.
     
  13. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    No worries.

    I have yet to see a discrepancy from viewing prices/researching from the schools network and any other network.
     
  14. budgynana macrumors member

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    I work for a university and can tell you that it is 100% true. Whether this is for all "schools" or not I don't know. Your institution might have to have an agreement with Apple.

    You'll have to take my word for it as I'm not at work this week to provide screen grabs but my anecdotal proof is:

    If I go to the education store on campus I can use the top "University, or other Higher Education establishment.* Select your university". If I try to do the same from another network I get this message "Sorry, you can only access the Apple Store for Higher Education when connected to your university's network.". The only option that works for me off campus is the bottom "School or any other education establishment. Shop Now".

    13" MacBook Air, i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD from normal site is £1579, plain education site (bottom option) £1484.40, price from uni network (top option) £1357.20.
     

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