looking for details on educational discount/rebates

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nojustrad

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I graduated college last year, but i still have an id card. My question is how thorough is apple in regards to checking for active enrollment. I plan on going to my local apple store today and really want the discount for my new mbp, and to take advantage of the nano/printer deal. Are the rebates going to be a problem as well?

thanks everyone!:)
 

techlover828

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Jun 28, 2007
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I graduated college last year, but i still have an id card. My question is how thorough is apple in regards to checking for active enrollment. I plan on going to my local apple store today and really want the discount for my new mbp, and to take advantage of the nano/printer deal. Are the rebates going to be a problem as well?

thanks everyone!:)
I know that if you order online you don't even need the id card
 

MacPossum

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Jul 15, 2007
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When I went to the Apple Store to buy my MBP, they didn't even ask for my college ID. I even offered to give the guy it and he said that he didn't need it, only my drivers license. I think they just log your drivers license in thier computer to ensure that you don't try to buy another computer in the same year with the education discount.

Bottom line, I think you'd be able to get away with using a year-old college id with no problem... but if I'm wrong you're going to look like a fool. Best to order offline ;)
 

L3X

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Oct 18, 2006
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When I went to the Apple Store to buy my MBP, I think they just log your drivers license in thier computer to ensure that you don't try to buy another computer in the same year with the education discount.
You can order multiple computers, just not the same one. For instance, you can get a portable and an iMac in the same year with an edu discount, you just can't buy more than one of each.

Purchase Quantity
Faculty, Staff and Students purchasing from the Apple Store for Education Individuals will be allowed to purchase the following quantities of product per academic school year:

1. Desktop: One (1) may be purchased per academic year
2. Mac mini: One (1) may be purchased per academic year
3. Notebook: One (1) may be purchased per academic year
4. Display: A maximum of two (2) may be purchased per academic year
5. Software: A maximum of two (2) per software title may be purchased per academic year
6. Apple TV: There is no limit on the quantity of Apple TV purchases per academic year
7. iPod: There is no limit on the quantity of iPod purchases per academic year

 

CanadaRAM

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Well, I will say it if nobody else will....

Your Student ID card has an expiry date. If it is past that date, and you are not currently enrolled as a full time student or faculty, you are not entitled to a education discount.

If your card is still valid, then well and good.

But if not, it's time to suck it up and pay the regular price like the rest of us, and not cheat the system. Your entitlement has ended, time to become an adult.
 

FuzzMunky

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Jul 7, 2007
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Well, I will say it if nobody else will....

Your Student ID card has an expiry date. If it is past that date, and you are not currently enrolled as a full time student or faculty, you are not entitled to a education discount.

If your card is still valid, then well and good.

But if not, it's time to suck it up and pay the regular price like the rest of us, and not cheat the system. Your entitlement has ended, time to become an adult.
I don't see that there is much of an ethical implication in doing this. In a country where you can barter for a price you are not considered to be cheating the system. Apple can obviously afford to sell at the Edu prices with a healthy profit or else they wouldn't do it. I say if you have the gaul to get away with it, you have earned the entitlement.
 

polycat33

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Jul 1, 2007
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Not all Student ID cards have expiration dates. I have two sitting in front of me right now and neither says anything about expiring. One is probably expired since it was from a summer school class I took about four years ago, the other is from the college I just graduated from and it will probably expire in a quarter or two but the ID itself doesn't indicate anything about expiration.

I went into a store to get an MBP and all I had to do was show my ID. I sent in the iPod rebate and didn't have to show any additional proof of being a student. Sure maybe it's a question of morals or whatever but when they make it SO easy to get the discount (order online and you do not even need proof) they probably know they'll get a lot of non students using it.
 
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