Opening music school, possible price breaks on computers?

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  1. princesultan macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm opening a new music school within the year. I'll have to buy about 15-20 Apple computers for students to learn on. I'm wondering if Apple offers any types of discounts on computers for educational purposes or for featuring their computers in a environment such as this. I know it's not many computers and make very little difference to their bottom line, but if anyone has any suggestions about who I should contact I'd be thrilled to know.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    They likely do. Call Apple for education and volume discounts.
     
  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I'd be very surprised if they were unwilling to do some sort of deal on buying 15 macs at once.
     
  4. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have to say I'm surprised with the positive remarks so far, lol.

    If anyone has had any experience with this I'd like to know. Or perhaps a particular email address.

    Thanks again!
     
  5. shaderp macrumors newbie

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    I just opened a business account with them. They said once I buy 3 machines (including the one I bought at the time) I get business discount, so that means you would defiantly qualify.
     
  6. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    what sort of discount are we talking about?
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I bet Apple would know.
     
  8. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. I don't see how asking a forum is ever going to beat asking Apple themselves.
     
  9. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    what's so hard to give a number if someone has already phoned? it's a standard discount, i called. 5% for purchases over 5000$.
     
  10. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe it qualifies as "Homeschool"?

    Link to the store: http://store.apple.com/us_edu_21023?&cid=AOS-US-EdMkting-090126

    They don't specify what qualifies as a "homeschool". Do you have to really be at home or is it for any education institution that isn't listed in their education store? I doubt they really care, they just want to sell you Macs and probably do no verification at all, just like for any edu discount they give.
     
  11. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmmmm....possibly, not a bad idea.

    they did say specifically say i wouldn't qualify as an educational institute, they say it's more something like a college, university, high school, etc.
     
  12. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on volume.. It goes up to 14%...
     
  13. theSeb macrumors 604

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    What's so hard about calling yourself? You managed it. Was it hard?
     
  14. AlexBass macrumors regular

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    My school bought 28 new iMac's to upgrade them from the previous generation and apparently they got quite a hefty discount.
     
  15. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    what sort of school is it?

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    i think it also depends on the size of the company. he mentioned something about bigger company with a certain amount of employees getting bigger discounts.
     
  16. AlexBass macrumors regular

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    A well-known private school (Secondary school, I don't know what that is in US terms, though)
     
  17. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    educational discount is pretty decent. It brings the $2999 rMBP down to $2779 it also discounts apple care. And you get a free $100 iTunes card with each purchase.
     
  18. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    looks like that's about an 8% discount, so not a huge difference.

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    that would make sense then.
     
  19. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Not huge but multiply that by 15 and you basically get one free. And that's only new equipment...go refurb and you will save even more.

    add in the iTunes cards and your saving $4800
     
  20. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    the refurd... that's a great idea! i like that idea.

    the itunes gift card is of no use to me for the school. sure it would be good to have, but not essential.
     
  21. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    you can buy software with it.
     
  22. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok now i'm interested, lol. i really think it's going to be difficult to be recognized as an educational institution however. i'm going to have to look into it.
     
  23. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    yup, called again and basically there's nothing i can do about being considered an educational institute. i'll simply get the business discount. by the way, the discount does not apply to refurbs.
     
  24. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Never has, never will. They're already discounted, and discounts don't stack.
     
  25. princesultan thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for confirming. i was hoping they would.
     

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