Getting a US educational discount from the UK?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by anotherarunan, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. anotherarunan macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, I have a friend going over to the US in Jan...and was wondering is if theres any way he could buy a macbookpro with my student status in the UK, and if the US apple stores give discounts in store?
     
  2. gonz macrumors newbie

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    When I still was a student in Sweden, I used my Swedish student ID to buy computers with student discount both in the UK and Japan, so that shouldn't be a problem. However, since he is using your ID then I don't think they will accept it since it's not his name written on it. Buying by proxy tends not to be allowed.

    You can try though.
     
  3. jnc macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to NYC in the new year... I'd be very happy if I could use my student discount there.

    So, can an international student use their discount in the US? Or do you have to be at a US university?

    In that case, any students in New York want to help me out? :)
     
  4. cvahl macrumors member

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    In Boston, they did not accept neither the ID from my university in Berlin nor my international student id (ISEC). They told me that this would be a general rule for all stores.
    If you should stay longer and should be able to wait for the shipment, you could register your isec-id at the isec website, than you'll be able to get 10% off in the online store through that website. That's all as far as I know...
     
  5. jnc macrumors 68020

    jnc

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    All very well and good, but where on earth to ship it to?? :(
     

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