Getting a student discount using another person's billing info

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  1. geestring macrumors newbie

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    I just want to make sure this will work without any complications in the future. I need to use my dad's credit card because I don't have $3k upfront, so i will need to use his name etc... as the purchaser.


    Will this be a problem for getting the student discount?
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    You don't have to prove anything for a student discount with apple.
     
  3. Azazul macrumors newbie

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    What TMRaven said. At first I was about to bother a lot with that as well then i just ordered and voilá, student discount MBP shipped without a question asked. I've even called apple support twice after the order.
     
  4. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    Even if Apple asked, you are safe. Parents are eligible too, check out Apple's website, it has information in a much better way than any of us can ever provide you with.
     
  5. NOTORIOUS187 macrumors member

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    No, but they have a right to verify your eligibility and if you don't qualify you consent to allowing Apple to charge you the difference.
     
  6. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    They can but they never have; or at least I've never heard of them doing it.
     
  7. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502

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    If you're doing this online there won't be an issue.

    Just because a parent is paying for it shouldn't matter since they're buying it for you (a student) to use. We have parents come in with their kids to our University computer store all the time to buy Macs for them. Do they deny them the discount? Of course not.
     
  8. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    +1
    if you want to make sure then call apple or go to a store and order it

    i ordered a 17inch (for someone) using their card and got the education pricing (i am a student)

    also got the free ipod touch :)

    btw if you're not in a hurry then wait for the back to school promo...free ipod is awesome.
     
  9. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    When I bought mine a few weeks ago I had to email a photo of my University Student Card to them.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just have the billing name as your dad's and the shipping name as yours.
     
  11. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    You'll be hunted down by a pack of slavering dogs if you do this.
     
  12. lordofuo macrumors regular

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    I ordered my MBP by paying a relative and using their card. (I don't use credit cards.)

    I was still able to use the educational discount with no problems whatsoever.
     
  13. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    my parents bought both me and my brother computers and never had an issue. (as long as the CC information is good, your all set, apple only cares about the billing part ;)
     
  14. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    I don't think they mind losing "$100"...Apple's getting $3k back :S
     
  15. RafMac macrumors regular

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    As stated on Apples website... just make sure your billing address is the same as the credit card address. Billing name, Shipping address and Name can be yours as You're good to go!
     

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