Ordering Macbook Pro in Student Discount!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soamz, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, Im from India and Im looking to order a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz customized retina 15 inch through Apple website and avail the student discount too of 200$.


    Can I customize and place the order on Apple website with my Indian credit card, but delivery address to be my friend's home address in Ohio ?

    Since he is coming in November last week, I was thinking to order this week.

    Let me know, whats the process.
     
  2. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    Just try the checkout process until the last page, then don't confirm the order. If you encounter any issue then you will know before you complete the checkout.
     
  4. jonawand macrumors member

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    Since the custom macbook's ship from Shanghai, China.
    Wouldn't you get your MBP faster if you let it deliver in Inida?
     
  5. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure, it comes from China ?
    Because, Apple says, it takes them only 6 days to deliver the customised Macbook Pro too.

    So, I doubt if it happens at China.

    And I dont think, there is any way I can ask them to send from China to India.

    If that is the case, I can fly to China and get it immediately.

    Which city, BTW ?
     
  6. jonawand macrumors member

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    Yeah they come from Shanghai.

    Here are some pics from delivery's of BTO's. They are somewhere in the BTO shipping thread.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=443229&d=1382687478

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2352280/images/ScreenShotOct25.png

    http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=443489&d=1382796747

    They all start in Shanghai. Not sure if you would be able to pick it up though
     
  7. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple also allows to track from their order warehouse ????


    If Shanghai , then I can directly fly to Shanghai and buy it from there
     
  8. jonawand macrumors member

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    They are FedEx tracking code's I think.
    Maybe you should call Apple and explain you situation. As I don't know if they would allow you to pick up your order straight from the factory
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Apple ships customized Macs directly off the production line in China. Standard Macs usually come from your own country if they are available in one of their warehouses.

    Flying to Shanghai and getting it there won't save you any money, and will cost you additional money due to the plane ticket, so I don't see how it would be smart to go there.
     
  10. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm anyhow flying to Shanghai for sister education . Can anyone tell if I can pick from shanghai warehouse ?
     
  11. jonawand macrumors member

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    I don't think warehouses have custom macbook's in stock, so I don't think it will be possible to walk in a store and walk out with a custom rMBP.

    Calling Apple will be your best shot I guess.

    Can't you let it ship to your sister as she lives in Shanghai? Or did I misunderstood that?
     
  12. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can do that! But will apple USA website let me enter the shanghai address to deliver the custom MacBook ?

    If yes, then I will immediately order and ship it to her shanghai address .

    And when I try to contact apple live chat, it says only for USA . Damn
     
  13. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Generally speaking, Apple only allows sales from Country A's website for sales to Country A addresses using Country A's website. India for India, US for US, China for China, etc.

    Apple's website lists the following. Don't know if it's for bulk sales or not:

    Education
    To get discounts for Education, call Sales on 1800 425 4646 (toll free) or 080 2574 4646, SMS "SALES" to 54646 or email indiasales@mac.com.

    And under premium resellers it says:

    Education Discounts
    It’s a great time to be a student. Technology is making learning more exciting, and more fun. Most Apple Premium Resellers offer discounts to students, teachers, schools and universities. Contact your local reseller for more details.
     
  14. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

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    Your planning on flying into china just to get the macbook and save 200 dlls with your student rebate? just get from the apple store the new one:cool:
     

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