Online Education Discount

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by s7on3d, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. s7on3d macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody,
    I would like to buy a MBP on Apple's online store for education. My sister is currently enrolled at a university in the US.
    To access the store for her university all I needed to do was click that I am in fact a student or buying the gear I want to buy for a student...
    Is there any other form of ID nessicary when I checkout? Do I need her student ID number or something?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ilan
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    They do random audits of online purchases. So if she's the student, she should be the one purchasing the machine.
     
  3. mkgm1 macrumors regular

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    Chances are that you aren't actually accessing the 'proper' higher education store - the site you're on won't be giving you the full (~15%) discount. To get that, you have to access the Apple site from your university's network.
     
  4. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    15%? I thought that all edu discounts were the same. So a 1499 MB becomes $1399 on the edu site. that's less than 10% discount.

    Has anyone gotten 15%?
     
  5. Tibbar macrumors member

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    My school computer store says they subtract another 4% off the price of any educational-discounted Mac quoted from the online edu Apple store. Of course, if you aren't a student, I don't think you would get the full discount.
     
  6. mkgm1 macrumors regular

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    I believe it varies from 10%-15% across the model ranges, if you order it from your uni's network. 15% is what you get on the MBPs afaik.
     
  7. poke4christ macrumors member

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    Can you be more specific on this? I'm looking at MBPs right now and I go through the links online to get to the education store. Anyway, I get 200 off all the MBPs. For the cheapest, this is only 10%, not 15%. Now I'm not searching from within my universities network, but what difference should it make? Should I contact them and ask?
     
  8. mkgm1 macrumors regular

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    Well I can't really be that specific on prices. There used to be some loopholes, through which you could access the online Higher Education store from wherever you were, even outside a university network, which showed up the 15% discount on the higher end 17" MBP (which was the only one I tried at the time).

    All I know is that you get a bigger discount if either you access the Higher Education store from your university's network, or you phone Apple/go into an Apple Store with appropriate proof that you are indeed a student/lecturer etc. at a university.

    It's definitely worth contacting Apple if you're still unsure - it's a toll-free number, so you've got nothing to lose.
     

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