MB pro 13" purchase with ADC student discount

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yoyofather, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. yoyofather macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Can anyone confirm how much the ADC (Apple Developer Center) student once-per-lifetime discount is? I googled a lot and looks like it's about 20%, varying slightly by products.

    I asked before I just registered a student membership a few days ago and I was told by them that I am now holding a discount, although I cannot see it in my active assets on the member site. I followed the link on the hardware purchase program page and got to the developer connection store. However, the price I saw there is definitely not 20%. For example, I want to buy a MB Pro 13, and the price I saw there is $1349. And the 15" highest model is $1899, but my friend used his student discount a few weeks ago and he got around $1600. So I figured that there must be something wrong, and I cannot get the discount work. I called the number of ADC, and they only kept frustrating me. At first they told me that the price I saw is _before_ discount, and later another guy told me it is _after_ discount, and he doesn't know why my friend got $1600, as if I was lying to him. I am very angry about them.

    Please, anyone can tell me what's going on?
     
  2. Gen macrumors 6502a

    Gen

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    http://developer.apple.com/membership/usa.html
    Click "ADC Hardware Purchase Program Store"

    You have to purchase the ADC Student program. Then, you have to fax/email your school schedule to them to verify that you are a student. After you are approved you will get an email and then you can purchase something.

    As for the price, this is what I'm seeing;
    MBP;
    13"; 2.26 = $1079, 2.53 = $1349
    15"; 2.53 = $1529, 2.66 = $1599, and 2.80 = $1839
    17"; 2.80 = $1999

    The Student ADC Membership is only $99 - I bought the original uMBP 2.4, for $1599 - saved myself $400 off the retail tag. So it's definitely worth it.
     
  3. yoyofather thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Gen, Thanks very much for your information.
     
  4. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    if you don't need the membership, you might still consider amazon or mac connection.
     
  5. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    x2. I got a 2.26 for $1049 with free shipping and no tax.
     
  6. Gen macrumors 6502a

    Gen

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    I agree, with the ADC Student membership the sweet-spot is the 15" and 17"
    15"; 2.66 = $1599, and 2.80 = $1839, 17"; 2.80 = $1999
    Retail for the three are 1999, 2299, and 2499.
     

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