Possible Error in New MBP Education Price

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Codasco07, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Codasco07 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2008
    Just got my first MBP at a retail location. I had been expecting to pay the education rate of $1,899 as quoted online, but I got a price of $1,799 at the store. The cashier said that's what is in the system so the online price may be an error.
  2. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2006
    I doubt it's an error, but if you can get it for 1799, go for it!
  3. Phat Ham macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    When I was looking at the apple store last night I noticed the education discount on the macbook was $100, not the $50 people had been complaining about earlier. Perhaps Apple had a change of heart and increased the education discount back to the old amounts.
  4. dakims macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Actually for the low end macbook the discount is only $50 and the upper end is $100.
  5. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007

    MB 999-50=949
    MB 1299-50=1250
    MB 1599-100=1499
    MBA 1799-100=1699
    MBP 1999-100=1899
    MBA 2499-200=2299
    MBP 2499-200=2299
    MBP 2799-200=2599
  6. Phat Ham macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    ah makes sense. sorry for the confusion.
  7. ipo macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    let's hope

    Let's hope they'll change it back.
    The student discount ,online is now $100 for the entry level MAcBook PRO (instead of $200)
    I thought i was the only pissed guy around. :)
    It isn't fair !
    AND we get all kinds of video adapters instead of ONE simple mini-whatever-video-out to DVI- "I" , A G A I N. And this time it's $30 each.
    So that means -if you need to use your home DVI screen - you'd buy the DVI adapter (and it is not dvi-"i" ,Noooo it's plain dvi-which means it's crippled in a way), and than , there it comes , if you happen to need the notebook at your work ,uni , school etc too - you're gonna need the ANALOG adapter , which ends up beautifully at minimum $60 for extras. ( the Dual link dvi gets even better at $100)
  8. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    there was definitely a pricing error before then, since when I checked it was 100 off all the MBPs.
  9. chukwithak macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    May be wrong as well. If you read the OP he said he got the "MBP 1999-100=1899" @ 1799 like the old edu price.
  10. Codasco07 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2008
    Correct. In store I paid $1,799.
  11. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    Yeah I've heard about that happening in store with the 2.0 GHz MB too with people getting 100 off rather than 50. Either way the online store hasn't changed since yesterday.
  12. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2008
    Heck, if they're doing that in the store, maybe I'll drive 2 hours to save that extra $100! Of course with my luck, I won't have the proper documentation showing I'm a student or something. I am a distance learning student and I do have a student ID so I'm hoping that's all they're looking for. If they need more proof, I can log into my classes for them but I don't have a printed class schedule or anything like that since the classes are online.
  13. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    great info
  14. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    I paid $1199 with the education discount at the Jacksonville Apple Store yesterday for the 2.0 GHz MacBook.

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