HE Prices in Store

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gazfocus, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    Liverpool, UK
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    I just thought I would put a notice up to warn potential buyers trying to use their student cards to get HE discount in store.

    I went today to buy OSX Leopard and they told me I could only receive 10% discount off the £85 whereas on the HE online store it's £58.

    I specifically phoned the store before going, asking if I could get this for the HE price and was told 'yes that wouldn't be a problem'...got to the store, was told I could only get 10% off, asked the assistant nicely (a friend of mine) if she could check with a manager and the manager confirmed that 10% was the maximum.

    The reason for this post is there has been alot of people from the UK lately asking if they can get the full HE discount in store - I fear not after todays experience.

    Needless to say, I left the store without the software
     
  2. Pieface macrumors newbie

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    Did you go to the store in Liverpool One? If so, try the store in Chester, as Im pretty sure they do the full discount, and a friend of mine got the HE Discount in the Trafford Centre completely, so try there?
     
  3. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    If I recall correctly the in store discounts for HE only apply to hardware. Software has always only been available online with the large HE discount.

    Then again I could be wrong :)
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    No - I think that you are correct. On-line = larger discount for software.

    Does not make a lot of sense - but what does !
     
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

    Macky-Mac

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    this HE discount thing has always been a bit confusing.......isn't there a student discount that can used at retail and online stores, and a separate HE discount that's only available thru the HE store???? Aren't the HE store prices/discounts something that had been negotiated directly between Apple and the HE store for students purchasing through the HE store and not at other locations?
     

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