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Military Discount, used the savings from reduced price towards?

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marine0816

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Military Discount was so good I bought a 512GB for roughly the same price for the 256GB with no discount. The only catch was that I had to buy the sim-free version which was not a problem

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rKunda

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I just recently discovered this. Wish I’d known when I bought the Apple Watch LOL. And discount didn’t work for the phone when using att installments. Their 800 credit beat the 10%.

But I have saved in some accessories.
 

beach bum

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I just recently discovered this. Wish I’d known when I bought the Apple Watch LOL. And discount didn’t work for the phone when using att installments. Their 800 credit beat the 10%.

But I have saved in some accessories.
I‘ve been using the program for everything but the iPhone. Being on IUP doesn’t all for me to use the military discount. Darn it.
 

chscag

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I've used the military discount now for the last several purchases. If you have a military ID card (retired or active duty) and an AAFES exchange or Navy Exchange is nearby, you can save even more. You don't have to pay state tax when purchasing from a military exchange.
 
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beach bum

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I've used the military discount now for the last several purchases. If you have a military ID card (retired or active duty) and an AAFES exchange or Navy Exchange is nearby, you can save even more. You don't have to pay state tax when purchasing from a military exchange.
Will a DD-214 work?
 

marine0816

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I've used the military discount now for the last several purchases. If you have a military ID card (retired or active duty) and an AAFES exchange or Navy Exchange is nearby, you can save even more. You don't have to pay state tax when purchasing from a military exchange.

It's the same when on a Military base versus apple Online Veterans Store. Because on base you pay no tax but the price isn't normally reduced. so you end up paying the same. So ill buy online and save gas by not driving on Base
 

chscag

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It's the same when on a Military base versus apple Online Veterans Store. Because on base you pay no tax but the price isn't normally reduced. so you end up paying the same. So ill buy online and save gas by not driving on Base
Not quite. The exchanges I've been in always have a reduced price from what Apple shows on line. Besides that, if you live in a high tax state (CA, NY, etc) you will definitely pay more even with the Veteran's discount.
 
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beach bum

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Not quite. The exchanges I've been in always have a reduced price from what Apple shows on line. Besides that, if you live in a high tax state (CA, NY, etc) you will definitely pay more even with the Veteran's discount.
Thank you!
 

naturalstar

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I used it mostly for various accessories last year because I was on the Verizon Upgrade Program for the longest. Earlier this year, I used it to buy a refurb 16" MacBook Pro that I later returned for the new 2020 13" MacBook Pro. I really appreciate being able to use the discount with refurb products.

Most recently I bought the 12 Pro Max 256GB and the HomePod Mini. Unlike the EPP or some of the business account programs, you can still get your purchases on launch day if you order early enough. This was the case for the 13" MBP and I have delivery for the 13th on the 12 Pro Max.
 
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chscag

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I believe ID.me accepts several different ways of proving you're a veteran. One way is if you're a member of USAA and supply your membership number. I don't know how ID.me could validate a DD-214 because of the Privacy Act.
 

Apleeseed84

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You should visit an AAFES when you have a chance, I was shocked and horrified that they sold the iPad Pro keyboards with the trackpads for the 12.9” for 179 usd brand new! They have some promotion going on, they were selling ipad pros also for 850 for a 12.9” starting off!

There was also a long line at the phone concessions to get a phone.

OP THANK YOU, I am familiar with Ashley.I’d but did not know Apple participated.

Just got two 12 pro max’s for 989usd each!!! Thanks!!
 

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