Leopard + Student Discount??

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by knp9, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. knp9 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    I wasn't really sure where to post this topic, but has anyone tried purchasing Leopard from an Apple store with the student discount? I remember Tiger was $69 after discount, but when I tried purchasing Leopard online using my student discount, the final still came to $116 rather than $129...Why exactly is the student discount so little online?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Apple changed their standard student discount this time around, so it's $116 through Apple direct. They've slowly been eating away at the student discounts they used to offer.

    Try buying from a campus store...they frequently have a special deal with Apple that lets them sell for ~$69.
  3. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    they have been doing that more and more now. that IS the student discount online unfortunately. i would highly recommend checking out your school to see if they offer any sort of a discount. there have been some schools that do offer the discount of $70. but if they don't i think amazon and other places still sell it a bit cheaper than 116 but don't quote me on that
  4. knp9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    Ahh that's ridiculous. Well, my campus store still sells it for $129, so it can't really help me there. Does anyone know why exactly Apple did this?

    And I just checked Amazon and it is $110.
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006

    simple apple wants to take more money from people who can not afford to spend it and in turn only increased the number of copies of OSX that are pirated copies. I want to say based on the numbers I been hearing people who bought it in the past compared to now lets say the number sold to students dropped by about 50% so apple shot themselves in the foot.
  6. knp9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    Yeah, it is definitely a loss for Apple. Does any recommend upgrading to Leopard from Tiger or should Tiger be sufficient for a few years?

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