Holy Crap!!! Developer Prices!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NRose8989, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    So if you were one of the few who jump the gun a bought a new MBP, and just so happen to be a student..... you probably paid way more then you could have..

    The high end MBP comes in at a whopping $1999!!! (or low end at $1599!!!) plus the upgrade to the 2.8 ghz cpu is only $240 and 320GB 7200 HD is only $40 more or SSD for $400.

    Now keep in mind that the student developer membership is only $99.

    So the new high end MBP could be had for $2100!!!!

    Don't believe me? Check it out or yourself http://developer.apple.com

    Just navigate your way to the developer store...... then start crying.....
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    great more none developers flooding the ADC pages.:rolleyes:
     
  3. NRose8989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oops.....sorry:( FWIW I'm a CS major:eek:
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    as long as the individual meets the requirements, who cares who accesses the page...
     
  5. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, thanks for that info! I can save a ton of money on a new MacBook Pro :D
     
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  7. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    About $400 off the laptops. :D
     
  8. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    Do you have to be a Developer to access the store.. i clicked on the link on the bottom and the prices are the same
     
  9. Etrain macrumors 6502

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    So here is something interesting.....

    Went to the developer store and added the MacBook Pro to the cart for $1599. I'm at the stage asking for credit card information. Uh, no membership required?
     
  10. NRose8989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh my friend, I merely pointed you in the direction, you must find the way through the maze of pages.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    If you don't have an active paid membership listed in your ADC assets, the transaction won't go through.
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    ^ well! i was looking at the ADC Student Discount discount because of the crappy $AU! does it still work like that?
     
  16. fireball87 macrumors newbie

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    Curses

    And to think I just placed an order on a last gen MBP (new with student discounts at 1399)... I don't think I'm gonna go through the hassle of returning it as I really don't have an extra 300 bucks to kill for a fairly marginal gain (and I'm not a huge fan ah the gloss). Maybe after I make back some money with a few questionably useful apps I'll be able to redeem that ticket (and send whichever mac I don't prefer to the ravenous wolves of ebay). That and this'll certainly help my upgrade path when nahelm arrives... if it still even remains at that point in time.

    While I'm kindof disappointed I didn't see this a few days ago when I was making my decision, I'm still pretty bloody happy about it. What with the fact that I have 3 more years of college ahead of me (Just finished a 2 year CS degree, taking the year off for a few more certifications (and related classes) before I move) so upgrading my system every 1-2 years instead of every 4-6 just got way more practical, which is a pretty huge deal on my college budget.
     
  17. thorbenh macrumors member

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    the same for germany: 10% rebate for Macbook, 20% for Macbook Pro (as well for extra memory, hard-drives !!).

    Considering to buy the higher Macbook or lower Macbook Pro, there is a gap of only 100 Euro.

    What about the Back to School Promo and the free Printer? Does it work with the Student Developer Offer?
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    lol i have no idea. i just get dad to salary sacrifice + student/teacher discount. gets about 40%-50% off :D :D :D :D
     
  19. sk47 macrumors member

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    So what exactly do you have to do if you become a student developer? I'm interested...
     
  20. Willis macrumors 68020

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    its different in the UK. You have to place an order, than email the sales team and quote your ADC membership for the discount to be applied.

    Anyone know what the prices are in the UK?
     
  21. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    buy the student version, than you can make your purchase.

    http://developer.apple.com/products/
     
  22. itcomic macrumors member

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    Do they give you student discount as well ? (the $100 off as student discount)
     
  23. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Yup, I took advantage of the offer too. Mine should be getting here sometime next week. I'm going to be a CS major anyway for software engineering.

    You also have to prove your a student by faxing them a schedule and a student id
     
  24. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    student, like any kind of student? I'm in high school, I'm guessing that doesn't count?
     

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