Mac Pro - Education Discount & Custom Orders at Store

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by olemed, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. olemed macrumors member

    olemed

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    Hi, I am want to purchase a Mac Pro - I am not sure how much longer I can wait, but I'm getting desperate. Anyhow, I work at a College and qualify for an educational discount. This weekend there's a tax free holiday in Mass. but because I already qualify for the education discount, I cannot order a Mac Pro online and get the tax free credit, otherwise I'd do it in a heartbeat!

    Our school's apple rep suggested I go to New Hampshire and get what I want there since there's no taxes there. However, here's my question - if I order a Mac Pro with the ATI video card and both the bluetooth and apple extreme card will the prices be the same as I would pay on the website (ATI is $224 more and BT & wireless is $71 more) because of having to open up the computer and adding these options? I called an apple store and the guy said he was "not sure" but told me to come to the store with a print out of what I wanted from the education page. Obviously, I want to be sure before I do anything. It would be sweet to save $180 in taxes. If anyone has the answer, I'd appreciate it. I'll have to hunt down our apple rep for an answer to my question, which I didn't think of until later.
     
  2. fredr500 macrumors regular

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    Call the Apple store online. Call them today, tell them what you want to do.

    We had tax free weekend in NC last weekend. I called the online store a week before, during a slow time, and got the order entered and put on hold. I then called direct to my saleman (he sent his direct number) during the weekend and said go. It was a short call, I got it all tax free and the education discount.

    They didn't ship the mac pro until yesterday, and I confirmed it is shipping with the new iLife! I didn't want it to ship unitl after the announcement, so it was great.

    So call now and get the ball rolling.

    Fred
     
  3. olemed thread starter macrumors member

    olemed

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    Fred, that's awesome to hear. I remembered today that I have a former student who used to work for me work up near the Boston store - he's a Mac genius, so I'll give him a call tomorrow about this. Only problem is that I want the ATI card and that puts me $94 over the $2500 alloted limit for a tax free purchase. I could get the stock card and just update later I suppose, but it's more money.
     

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