iMac and AppleCare government pricing

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  1. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I just purchased a BTO iMac along with AppleCare using the Government discount website. I got substantial savings doing it this way. BTW, yes, I'm a government employee and retired military so I can legally use the site.

    All through the process and when I went to pickup the iMac at the Apple Store, nobody asked for my military ID. Does Apple even check? This is the second time I've done this and Apple never questioned me at all.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    If you would've wanted to use your government discount in the store, they would've asked for the appropriate ID. Since you did a BTO order that was delivered for store pickup, all the store knows is who the customer is.
     
  3. abluehaze macrumors regular

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    They will require you to verify by using an official military, government email address or other method. They use the same kind of verification process for govt discount as they do for the education discount.
     
  4. AppleFan360 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Right but I didn't use any of those. Just seems like Apple isn't even checking as long as you order through the website.
     
  5. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    You got lucky but next time buy it legitimately.
     
  6. AppleFan360 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I did. I used the website the way it was intended and had my military ID ready. Both times I used the site, no verification.
     
  7. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Not for me. I bought my Early 2008 MBP and just last week using my new 27" iMac using the educational discount and have not been asked to provide any proof that I am indeed a college student. When my parents bought a MBA back in 2010 in store, I was asked for my school ID. But,buying things with the edu discount from Apple's Online Store, no verification was required.
     
  8. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I don't know if the policies are similar between the different discount programs and countries or not, but I teach at a university here in Japan and always order from the Apple Store for Education. When I first registered they asked for my details but I wasn't required to send any ID.

    Ever since then I've been placing orders from the Education Store with no problems.

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    That answers one of my questions. I guess it is no different in the US.
     
  9. abluehaze macrumors regular

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    Have you ordered with the government discount on that account in the past?
     
  10. quagmire macrumors 603

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    That's more information than they asked me. All they wanted to know was the schools name. Nothing to verify that I actually attended the school.
     
  11. bsdbee macrumors newbie

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    My employer has similar arrangement at Apple Store and i have bought numerous stuff over the last few years. However, sometimes i have received a call from the store person to verify my email address.
     
  12. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Retired government employees are eligible for the discounted prices too, according to Apple's guidelines.
     

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