Is everyone actually a student?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dun Properly, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Dun Properly macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2011
    Are all you guys getting "Student" discounts actually students or is this an easy way for everyone to save a couple hundred bucks? Is a student ID required to get the discount?
  2. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    It's also applicable for school staff/faculty.
  3. spdntrxi macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    I can go corporate or staff.. price difference is minimal between the too, but they extra 100 for the educ. promo was the deal sealer.
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    I attend 1-2 classes per semester at a local community college. I also work for a large corporation. My corporate discount was quite a bit better than the student one so I went with that.
  5. bigalow macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2012
    I personally used epp, but was wondering about all the student orders
  6. spdntrxi macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    the more things I buy it got better too... but the applecare was quite a bit less on edu. then corp. TB cable was 6 bucks cheaper with EPP..

    all and all for the items I chose was 20 bucks less then EPP, but I get a 100 gift I upgraded shipping :D
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    You HAVE to have a student ID to get the discount, or you have to be an employer. I'm pretty sure the credit card has to match the name for employees, otherwise it'd bring up a red flag on Apple's side. I forgot how they do the checks online, but I had to bring my student ID to the Apple Store to buy my MBP with the discount.
  8. Xcelerate macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yeah, I'm a student but they have not asked me for confirmation of any sort yet. Maybe since I have a .edu email address they're not going to?
  9. Geo411m macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    I work for the board of education and take some classes at night, so I used the student discount for the $100 iTunes card.
  10. AirmanPika macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Apple has always asked for some kind of proof. In my case I don't have a student ID since I am with Phoenix so I just showed the apple rep my status page on the Phoenix website. In the past I was of the impression the online store would request some sort of proof to be sent in that you are a student, but I dunno if they do that anymore.
  11. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

    May 1, 2009
    I am a student, but they never ask for anything.
  12. jhuang macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
  13. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2009
    if you still have your id, tell them you are still in school.
  14. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    Student ID and an .edu email address. Of course! ;)
  15. satchow macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    I am constantly learning, I will always be a student.
  16. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    You don't need to actually be a student to get the discount :eek:
  17. Centsy macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2011
    I'd hazard a guess and say most aren't students but have access to a .edu address and/or a student ID number.
  18. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    I'm legit. Got the student discount with my valid student id. No problem.
  19. NetJunkie macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2010
    If you order online you may or may not be asked to provide documentation. You don't need to have a .edu address or anything like that. My rMBP order was held waiting for me to fax a student ID. This is the first time they ever did that after probably 5 or 6 educational discount orders over the last few years. So they probably won't..but they might. If they do and you can't produce documentation they'll cancel the order and you go to the back of the line.
  20. grpaul349 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2005

    I ordered online and clicked on my former college. No ID was required. It got me $100 off my 13" Pro and the $100 iTunes Gift Card.

    Really it was a pretty good deal. $100 of laptop, $100 iTunes card and free upgrade to new OS.

    I noticed the discount for Air was a paltry $50, but the Retina Pro had a $200 discount.
  21. thetechteen macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2012
    I'm currently enrolled in a cal state but havent started yet.. I ordered over the phone and was never asked for proof once I told the guy i was a student. My apple Care sales specialist guy has been EXTREMELY helpful btw. His name's Raul. Maybe I'll write a glowing commendation for him once I get my rMBP :)
  22. sfar macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
  23. malman89 macrumors 68000

    May 29, 2011
    This. Never lose it :p
  24. Tucker1988 macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2009
    I'm staff at a Canadian University and it worked fine. They did do a quick verification through a school e-mail account thought. I know in the US they sometimes need you to send it from a .edu e-mail to confirm.
  25. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2008
    At an Apple store, they will ask for a student ID. I brought a friend once who went to an overseas school (was here on vacation) and they couldn't find it in their system so after a few minutes instead of researching the problem they just said "Congrats, you just went to Harvard" and gave him the discount anyway.

    Online, they do not ask you for any proof what so ever. I have bought a few things with the student discount (fretting that they were going to e-mail me asking for proof or they would jack the price up but it never happened). Things just came in and all was fine.

    So the answer is clearly no, you don't need to be a student. If you are caught somehow, the worst that they'll do is cancel the order and you can try again or find someone who is eligible to place the order for you. I have never heard of anyone getting into real legal trouble for trying to order via the student discount online.

    Of course if this gets around and people abuse it too much, Apple may clamp down on the discount. But this is not likely. Apple likes to err on the side of making customers happy and they clearly make enough margins to cover the discount to not make it worth their while going strict on this.

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