HE Discount on MBP's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Frozo., May 31, 2011.

  1. Frozo. Guest

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    Hello, As many people know I've been looking at getting a MBP for some time and I know that you can get HE discount when at University (Which I'm going to in September) But I read on another forum you can possibly get HE discount before going to University (Proving that you've got a place etc) But I'm just wanting to confirm that you can do this and how do you go about doing this?

    Thanks :)

    (I'm looking at buying a low spec 15" and then adding a few things)
     
  2. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple education store on their website.
     
  3. Frozo. thread starter Guest

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    I've seen that :) But I can't access HE if I'm not there :( And I'm wondering whether I can get the discount before I've started?
     
  4. marc11 macrumors 68000

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  5. cinek macrumors 6502

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    you can get the discount even without going to uni - you just need to know how & with luck apple won't know that....

    your best bet is to give apple a call and explain it, you'll probably have to go down to your local store with proof etc
     
  6. Frozo. thread starter Guest

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    I would of preferred to buy online as I can customise it but if they do similar specs in the store then I won't mind, I'll have to give apple a ring later
     
  7. Guini macrumors newbie

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    If you're going to University in the UK use this -

    http://www.mikewilson.cc/2010/08/18...ur-own-home-youve-got-to-be-a-student-though/

    The above link will allow you to gain access to your chosen University's HE store from which you can then purchase your MBP with discount. Apple, apparently, will e-mail you for proof that you study at said university, so consider uploading your UCAS and Acceptance letters, ready to e-mail them back with proof that you are a HE student (come September). This is the method I will be using to get myself a MBP, I'm just waiting for B2S to come online :)

    If you don't already have an unconditional place and can't prove that you will be attending that University and they e-mail you, then they will either cancel your order or charge you the full amount (I've heard both from different people)
     
  8. Frozo. thread starter Guest

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    I'll look into that, thanks :) Yeah I've got a conditional place that I was offered a while back which I accepted :)
     
  9. Guini macrumors newbie

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    If it's just a conditional offer, I'm not sure where you'll stand. Good luck anyway.
     
  10. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    You should buy online (or on the phone) as you get a free 3 year warranty, no need to buy AppleCare. If you buy in store then you don't get a free warranty. See here.

    Strictly speaking to buy online through the education store you must be a registered student, ie enrolled at the university (see the T&Cs I quoted in the link above). Having an offer is not enough. I'm not here to tell you what to do, just trying to let you know the facts. :)
     
  11. flipshot macrumors 6502a

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    I got the student discount over the phone back in 2007 before I got to university. I needed to scan and email them my AS12 UCAS letter though, thats the one you get once your offer is unconditional (normally after results day). You get the 3 year warranty over the phone too.
     

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