Online store student discount

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mark28, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I graduated so I can't use the discount anymore I suppose. Has anyone used it and got caught. If so, what happened? Just pay the full price and then it's done?

    The sister of a friend of mine still is in university so I suppose I can let her order for me? :D
  2. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Yes they check academic status. Why skirt the issue? You can get great deals at third party retailers.
  3. interrobang macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    The terms of sale for the edu store spell it you. Yes, they'll charge your credit card for the difference if you come up in an audit.

    It's also forbidden for anyone to buy for anyone else, but of course theres's no way for them to catch that.

    This is called "fraud," by the way.;)
  4. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    Buy somewhere that doesn't charge sales tax. It would be around the same as the student discount.
  5. jamied95 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2009
    A live chat assistant suggested I ask a student friend to buy me AppleCare to get it cheaper....
  6. interrobang macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    So? Still fraud per Apple's terms and conditions.

    Like I said, though, virtually impossible to get caught.

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