iWork and iLife Student Discount (nearly) Gone?

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  1. dannyallen34 macrumors regular

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    I was looking on the Apple website and it says that the education discount for iWork and iLife is only $8. Is that a mistake? The old iWork/iLife used to be $49 while '08 is $71.
     
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    In the UK HE store both are reduced to £35 from £55 which is a very big saving.
     
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    Yeah, Apple seems to be backing off the discount for educational users of late. The UK Higher Education store iPod discount is practically non-existant, and the software discounts seem to have been reduced dramatically..

    The normal education price for iWork/iLife 08 is £50, a £5 discount. I remember picking up iWork/iLife 06 for £35 from the Higher Education store.

    Does anyone with access to the UK Higher Ed store know the price of iWork and iLife 08? If it's not much below £50 I'd rather just order now from the normal edu store rather than wait until tomorrow when I can access the HE store...

    Edit : xUKHCx answered my question as I was typing it, cheers!
     
  4. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm... then perhaps these prices are a mistake. I tried a few other schools and all of them say $71 still.
     
  5. thebrain74 macrumors regular

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    amen

    Ya I just checked at both a regular edu store for my community college and the 'specialized' store for my prestigious uni and both listed that same $71 price (applies to iWork too), that blows I was really wanted to buy both for my 1.5 month old MBP for under a hundy, now I am kinda torn. Maybe the store at my uni will have them for better prices.
     
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    yeah, it looks like the edu discount is dwindling away
     
  7. henry.oswald macrumors member

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    i think the ed discount hasnt been fully updated yet, some of the numbers dont seem right yet.
     
  8. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hope it's a mistake. Has anyone tried calling the offline store?
     
  9. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    UPDATE: If you download the trial, you can buy a serial number online. When you click buy serial number, you are given the choice to either buy just the serial number for $49 or the box for $71. Good to know.
     
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    as of right now it looks like a no go for the ilife trial
     
  13. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I imagine it still is I'll check and report back tomorrow.

    I suspect you can still get a good discount on iLife/iWork through your campus store in the US.
     
  14. TheStranger55 macrumors member

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    For some odd reason when I pick the $49 product key version it doesn't update the cart but the $71 boxed version it does.
     
  15. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    It is, see second post.
     
  16. dannyallen34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The same thing happens to me. I'm planning on just buying the $71 boxed version I think.
     
  17. shambolic macrumors regular

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    The iWork trial is practical as the combined size of the three apps is still manageable for a download (since the trial is actually the full product).

    As anyone who's ever tried to free up disk space on a Mac knows, iDVD and Garageband alone use up several gigabytes for their templates/sound loops, so the chances of iLife being available in a downloadable trial version are slim, unless that version was a cut-down product that required you to purchase the DVD anyway to upgrade it to a full version - which would make the download-only discount a moot point...
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Cool. I think I'm getting the family pack anyhow.
     
  19. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'm seeing $71 for both apps at my employer's online apple store. However the last time version of iLife sold for $59 online, but if you actually went to the University Computer Store, it sold for $39. For this reason I think I'll wait for them to get copies of iWork/iLife in stock before buying!
     
  20. Silly Burrito macrumors newbie

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    If you work for a state/local government, check out their store!

    I don't know about the educational discount, but I did pick up both iWork and iLife for $65.60 through the state government link for our employee purchase plan. It might not be as cheap as a serial number alone, but I got both products shipped and with tax for $143. Not too bad.
     
  21. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    Oh snap! Thanks for that link... I work for my city and never realized this, haha.
     
  22. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    That's just wrong...my military discount has never been bigger than the education one...I think there's been a mistake :eek: :p
     
  23. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Yea Military Discount! :D
     
  24. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Best thing ever...now if only they allowed you to double-dip and combine it with education...:p
     

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