My step-mother has seen the light, how does she prove she is a teacher?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by doktordoris, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

    doktordoris

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    Hullo,
    My step-mother, who is a teacher, has seen my MBP and has decided owning a mac is the way to go.
    She wants to buy a mac-mini to replace her home PC for email, writing reports etc.
    If she orders online how does she prove she is a teacher?

    doris
     
  2. bighouse14 macrumors newbie

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    My sister just ordered one and the answer is...you don't. You click a box that promises you are a teacher, and presumably they could come ask for proof but her order went through no problem.
     
  3. doktordoris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    doktordoris

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    That's great, thanks.
    My dad wants to get it for her as a surprise birthday gift, so that's perfect.

    doris
     
  4. Apple-Man23 macrumors regular

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    yeah, your fine, just click and purchase...I've heard that they occasionally do random screening and verification but I've never heard of anyone that that has happened to.
     
  5. EasyJW macrumors member

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    when getting educational discount online, I had to use my universities ISP to buy it, possibly if it is bought through the schools servers that may work? however thats not gonna be a surprise gift if she has to buy it herself :-/ they might request a phone call or something
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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  7. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Some schools has dedicated web store

    NO. Only one discount per item. Refurb counts as a discount.
     
  8. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

    mr.steevo

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    Hi,

    My in law lied and said he was a student so as to get the student discount online for a MBP.

    Got the iPod deal too.

    9 months later he dropped it in the kitchen and busted the screen.

    Karma can be a real pain.

    s.
     
  9. doktordoris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    doktordoris

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    Actually I just bought and paid for it using my dad's credit card. I got the education discount and no questions were asked.

    The mini should have been 510 pounds and I got it for 479, so the discount wasn't that great.

    However 3 weeks ago I bought a MBP for 1340 pounds, so tomorrow when the store is open I shall call them, point out that I bought a MBP recently and tell them that the mini was only ordered because she loves my MBP and I recommended she switch to a Mac. Then I will ask if they can give me any extra freebies.

    doris
     

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