Just called Apple about Leopard student discount price

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mwxiao, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. mwxiao macrumors regular

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    iLife '08 is not $39 for student discount, so I was wondering what kind of price would Leopard be for a student.

    I just called Apple and they told me it would be $69.

    I still doubt it. Let's see.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its always been that price i don't see why they'd change it. but hopefully they won't.

    i'd imagine the R&D/price ratio is tighter on iWork and iLife thus a much smaller discount.
     
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    If not, at the very least I imagine your campus bookstore would sell Leopard with an educational discount.
     
  4. ThePrimeDreamer macrumors newbie

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    From what I know that's the right price. For the normal $79 iLife or iWork, it's only $39 for the student discount. For a new Mac OS X version, retail is $129 and student's version is $69.
     
  5. thebrain74 macrumors regular

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    I think what the OP is trying to get across is that iLife Edu used to be $49 (I think) and it is now $71, virtually negating the student discount, the apple rep says this trend wont be applied to Leopard, lets hope.
     
  6. mongoos150 macrumors 6502a

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    If so, I'll be smitten. $69 already set aside for my bookstore Leopard purchase :D
     
  7. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    I was at my university's bookstore yesterday and they had iLife for $39 (but iWork wasn't available yet). While I was at Stanford University, one of my students told me they had iWork for $38 (but iLife wasn't available yet).

    I would imagine that most universities (if not all) will keep the lower pricing.
    -Chasen
     
  8. CaptainWOW macrumors member

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    I hope they keep it at $69. It's a steal and I just love being able to upgrade for so little. I paid $69 for Panther. I paid $69 for Tiger. Hopefully I'll pay $69 for Leopard.

    I am totally peeved about the $71 iLife. Eight bucks off, big deal. I save almost no money and have to wait for the stupid thing to ship to my door in a few days.

    I'll have to pop buy the Library when school starts in a few weeks - see if they have it $49.
     
  9. sine-nomine macrumors regular

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    $69? Wow, I paid $89 for Tiger just a few weeks ago through Apple.com with my edu discount...
     
  10. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    You just bought Tiger when you know Leopard comes out in a few months? I hope you get your money's worth out of it.
     
  11. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    He probably wont jump on the bandwagon so quickly. Let the first kinks get worked out and all, you know? :)

    I wish I was still in school so I could take advantage of the discount pricing :(
     
  12. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I wish my ****** college had Mac software in the bookstore.. but all they have is crappy Microsoft ****. The only Mac product is MS Office 04.
     
  13. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    order online via Educational Discount section.
     
  14. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I know that, but many bookstores even offer an additional discount. For example, Office 04 at my bookstore is 6 bucks. Windows XP is also 6 bucks (yay for when I get MBP with bootcamp)
     
  15. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, how long have you been a student?!?!?
     
  16. psychofreak Retired

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    Panther was released on October 24, 2003, not that long ago...
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Wow, only 6 bucks for Office?


    I get XP for free through the MSDNAA program, the only out of pocket expense for a copy of XP is the cost of a CD-R to burn the image to :D I get Vista for free too, which is the ONLY reason I have that piece of trash installed in a Parallels VM. I would never pay for that garbage
     
  18. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i hope that i'm wrong, but i think Leopard will be more expensive than tiger and panther was (with edu discount)
     
  19. filmgirl macrumors regular

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    It's weird that iWork is showing $71 EDU on Apple's site -- I got it for $50 at the Apple Store. I don't know if they manually changed the price or what, but the whole reason I bought it was because it was only $50.

    My University sells software pretty cheap - but not $6 cheap. But then, I have a relative that works for Microsoft so I get all my MS software for free anyway.
     
  20. sbluetruck macrumors regular

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    wouldn't it cost more to be in school???
     
  21. Neurotrophin macrumors newbie

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    Just purchased iWork 08' for $39 at the NYU computer store.
    They have iLife 08' as well for the same price.
     

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