Post Your Education Discount Percentage (In Detail). To Help Others Buy Their MPB

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  1. chrispholt macrumors regular

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    Ok,

    I just purchased my macbook pro (first mac).
    However as a student I was trying to get the best deal. I could not access the discounted prices so I was debating how much money to withdraw from my bank. It was a pain as I couldn't phone them up due to being busy with exams etc.

    So after buying it I tought I would start this to help others.

    Just post;
    What you bought, how much it cost you, what the retail price is, the percentage of discount, how you got it e.g. on-line, which discount you got e.g. Higher education and the country you bought it in.




    I'll Start

    • I bought a mpb 15" i5 2.4 ghz with an anti-glare screen.
    • It cost me £1 425.27
    • Retail price is £1,619.00
    • Percentage of discount is 12%
    • Bought over the phone
    • Qualified for further education discount
    • Bought in the United Kingdom
     
  2. Prhymeate macrumors member

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    That is more than an 8.4% discount. 8.4% of £1619 is £135 which would have made it £1484. Your discount was closer to 12%, unless I'm completely wrong.
     
  3. chrispholt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes you are right. Sorry I started this late last night.
     
  4. Stokes macrumors regular

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    MacBookPro 13.3/2.4/2X2GB/250/SD - $1199
    HP Photosmart C4780 All-in-One - $129
    iPod touch 8GB - $199
    Oregon Sales Tax (we don't have one!) - $0

    Total- $1527

    NOW!!!-
    Educator Discount (Homeschooler!) -$100
    Sold the iPod -$175
    Sold the printer -$85
    Rebates coming from Apple :
    Back to School (free iPod touch) -$199
    Perfect Companion (printer rebate) -$100
    Total money back -$659


    TOTAL COST OF 13" MBP- $868
     
  5. tunerX Suspended

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    15-inch MacBook Pro

    * 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    * 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    * 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
    * SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    * MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display
    * Backlit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide
    * Accessory kit


    $2,799.00 no student discount

    $2,539.00 with student discount
     
  6. Reapur macrumors regular

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    He lives in the UK the american rates are totally different so not much of a help to this guy.
     
  7. toffa813 macrumors regular

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    15" MBP in sig (No hi-res)
    Normal cost: $2,249
    With student discount: $2,044
    Savings: $205 (9.1%)

    I really only saved 9%? Really Apple?
    I guess its better than nothin.
     
  8. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    Can't remember the details of my order off-hand but I remember calculating at the time of the online purchase and my discount came out to be 14%.
     
  9. chrispholt thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I started it to help other people as I needed to know this when I was planning to buy my mpb, I have bought it now.

    Also that's why I asked people to put country of origin. But obviously £ = UK and most the time $= USA.
     
  10. Prhymeate macrumors member

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    • Basic 15" macbook pro with high-res antiglare.
    • Retail £1,619
    • HE Student Discount over phone £1392
    • Saving 16%
     

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