iMac student discount UPDATE: (with receipts)

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  1. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    Is Apple cheating us with the "free iPod touch" ad?

    I bought two iMacs within the last two months (2.8 & 3.06) for $300 off using my student discount. I just bought my third iMac (3.06) and I was told that it is $100 off only :eek: and after fighting with the entire store and asking for their holy student discount book, it turned to be $140 off :confused:

    What happened to the $300 off? This means that we are paying $160 toward that "free ipod" :mad:

    What was your student discount for the iMac you got?

    FYI, the student discount was $200 off online and $300 at the store last month when I got my first 3.06 the same day it came out. Last Monday, one day before the "free ipod" ad, it was the same!!!
     

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  2. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    There is no such thing as a free lunch. Lest you forget Apple is a business not a charity. Be happy that they offer a student discount of any kind.

    I hardly think a free iPod Touch at the cost of a student discount is a ripoff.
     
  3. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Sell the iPod touch for $250+ and your "discount" is even more.
     
  4. mhnajjar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I totally understand what you guys are saying, but don't you feel that Apple should have not changed their student discount for the iMac alone since they kept the rest of the Macs with the same $100-$200 discount? Why the iMac :confused:
     
  5. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised you were able to do that. Apple only allows you to purchase one desktop and one notebook computer each year with the student discount.

    In fact, when I purchased my iMac G5 and PowerBook G4 several years ago, and when I purchased my MacBook earlier this year, they entered my driver's license information into their computer to register that I had purchased a notebook computer this year.
     
  6. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't you limited to the purchase of ONE iMac per year via the Student Discount? Who is cheating who?

    From their website:

    Faculty, Staff and Students purchasing from the Apple Store for Education Individuals will be allowed to purchase the following quantities of product per academic school year:

    Desktop: One (1) may be purchased per academic year
    Mac mini: One (1) may be purchased per academic year
    Notebook: One (1) may be purchased per academic year
    Display: A maximum of two (2) may be purchased per academic year
    Software: A maximum of two (2) per software title may be purchased per academic year
    Apple TV: There is no limit on the quantity of Apple TV purchases per academic year
    iPod: There is no limit on the quantity of iPod purchases per academic year
     
  7. Fahrwahr macrumors member

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    The only place on the Higher Ed Apple Store page for my school where there's anything close to a $300 discount is on the clearance models. The discounts on the current iMacs range from $50 to $140. How did you get $300 off? Was it $300 per iMac, or $300 for the two of them ($150 each)?
     
  8. CBAviator macrumors 6502

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    You're only permitted to have a student discount on ONE desktop and ONE notebook. Looks like you're cheating Apple out on this one, not the other way around. Maybe they lowered it because people like you abuse the discount? Just a thought.
     
  9. Steven.nevets macrumors regular

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    just by looking at the online store, at least in canada the discounts range from $50 - $200. seems to be the same as before?
     
  10. marcre macrumors regular

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    As far as I know there was never $300 off a new iMac. You still get the student discount and the free iPod, but you're only supposed to get one a year.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What store is this you're refering to? Because the student discount has always been consistant; go look at the website your self and you'll see the discount discrepancies for the 2.8 and 3.06

    No I've bought 5 laptops with my student discount so far... so that's not it. It's not cheating; they are still making a sizeable margin, not to mention the software, accessories, etc. I end up buying as well.
     
  12. mhnajjar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Stop being ignorants and use your minds for once. This is is my third iMac in two months because it is my second replacement, so I used my discount toward one machine.

    $300 off was at my local Apple retail store last Monday.
    $200 off was at the online/campus education store till last Monday.

    I have my old receipts showing $300 off but the manager at the store did not want to help and he asked me to write to Mr. Jobs which I have already done.
     
  13. marcre macrumors regular

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    The policy I've always understood was one computer purchase per year per student. That's the reason for putting in the license number with the purchase, it identifies the sale so if it were tried again the associate would get an indicator and the sale would be denied.
     
  14. andyw2004 macrumors member

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    I assume the OP's first language is not English

    That would explain the awkwardness of what he writes and his odd way of expressing himself. Certainly when I ordered my iMac I was told one desktop and one laptop per annum. I can't understand what the OP is saying about how many iMacs he has bought but I guess that the policy is not always properly checked or enforced. Or perhaps Apple has a different policy for different territories. I bought mine as an individual in the UK and the warning about not being able to buy multiple systems was definitely there.
     
  15. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    First off, that is hilarious.

    Secondly, if you were getting replacements, you would not have had to pay a single penny after the first purchase, so subsequent discounts would not have come into play. You're not making any sense (or you're just lying), so please forgive us for our "ignorants."
     
  16. jersey macrumors regular

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    I've been watching the 3.06 iMac for the past couple months and it was always $150 off. Never more. The iPod promo is what made me jump on it. If you can sell the ipod for $250 the iMac total cost is $1809 which is awesome.
     
  17. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

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    So your the guy elected to make sure that Apple's profits are not too high? With your logic you can rob the bank cause your feel 1they are making too much money. Its people like you that ruin it of the others and cause companies like apple that want to give students a break to stop the discount entirely because its being abused by people like you.

    Justify it in your head any way you want- but your still breaking the rules.
     
  18. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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  19. mhnajjar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The OP is lying :eek: FU** YOU!

    Do you even have a MAC? :eek:

    I am getting replacements but I waited for around a week on my last replacement to get the "free iPOd" offer so they gave me a refund through an Apple gift card which I used yesterday.

    For those who are still not believing the $300, I have two receipts showing that but I would like you to shove them up your a$$es live on iChat when I post them, otherwise I won't post anything because I do not care whether you think I am saying the truth or not because you are just a punsh of ...
     
  20. dunni macrumors newbie

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    awwww, I think someone needs a nap.
     
  21. JCCash macrumors regular

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    I got the free iPod Touch. I just took my receipt for my 3.06 iMac back to the store. I did have to pay $30 bucks more due to having to change from the Disney Discount to a Student discount. When I bought the iMac the Disney discount was better then the student discount. I gave the iPod to my son for his HS graduation. He loves it. Now I am working on getting him a Macbook or Macbook Pro.


     
  22. mhnajjar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Take a good look at the receipts (showing $300 off on the two iMacs and indicating exchange and refund through Apple GC) and stop accusing people of lying and cheating.
     
  23. f1 macrumors 6502

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    Apple's Education discounts fluctuate over time.
     
  24. benlee macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was always 10% off.

    That shows how much I know.

    Is this the US store?
     
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