getting educational discount at brick/mortar apple store?

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  1. DarthTreydor macrumors 6502

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    this might be a dumb question but is it possible to get the educational discount and free ipod if you go to an apple store rather than ordering online?

    i'm itching to get my new macbook pro and i don't feel like waiting 2 weeks to get it delivered.
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Yep, you just need to have a college ID (or acceptance letter) plus a driver's license.

    The free (up to $199) iPod deal and free (up to $99) printer deal are both mail-in rebates that take 6-8 weeks to return the money to you.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    It's worth noting that they will NOT discount software in store.
     
  4. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502

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    I'm on staff at a charter school that doesn't issue photo IDs. If I buy on line and they audit me I can get a letter from the Director as back-up. What would they want in the store besides my honest face?
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    A pay stub.
     
  6. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502

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    I don't start until sept but never mind...If they don't discount software I may as well use the online store.
     
  7. zinj macrumors member

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    I got my MBP and free ipod+printer at the local Apple retail store with the education discount. I didn't have any school ID's or anything, I just used their computer to log into my school's website and printed up anything with my name on it. Didn't even have to be registered for classes.
     
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  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Keep in mind, in some states (such as IL or was it WI?) you may also be sales tax-exempt if you are purchasing for work related purposes.
     
  10. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Great point, I always forget that one.
     
  11. zinj macrumors member

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    with the Education discount?
     
  12. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    yep, on most apple-branded (non-software) items, there is a discount that is usually around 10%. I think the socks were $29.
     

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