Price increase for Students?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by singaporesling, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. singaporesling macrumors newbie

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    Apple now only offers a $100 discount on the MBP to students. Yesterday with the old MPB the initial price was $1799. Today I went to go price out the new one(I'm a student that waited till now to buy a laptop) and the starter prices is $1899. Come on apple, price increase on students?
     
  2. Stang68 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw this, too. But come on...what are you gonna do? Not buy one now? LOL
     
  3. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure? The site is down so I can't check. But when it was up, I know for sure, the top 15 inch model was $200 off for students.
     
  4. Teej guy macrumors 6502a

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    go LOL yourself, $100 plus taxes isn't a small amount to some people.
     
  5. sjsharks13 macrumors regular

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    Well Im in Oregon so there is no tax :D but i was expecting the MBP to be 200 off and now i hear 100?

    Im still going to buy it, but thats BS.
     
  6. ZachSB macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that's kinda annoying. That's another 100 dollars plus taxes on that hundred dollars. I'm waiting for the next refresh now. I'm not really persuaded by the new Macbook Pros, although I think the Macbooks did receive a major upgrade.
     
  7. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    do yourself a favor..
    buy the new macbook which is a really good upgrade
    or
    go to the refurb store
    and buy the last MBP..

    either way you're getting a better deal.

    i see no reason to go for a PRO now, unless you absolutely need the bigger screen.. and some bumps on specs.

    think twice... your student loan is piling up as well:D
     
  8. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    There's always the Student ADC program which generally saves you more than the "regular" student discount. You have to pay $99 to enroll and agree to the terms and conditions.

    Note sure what they'll be doing with the price points on the new models.
     
  9. Firanide macrumors member

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    Agreed, this is what I did. (although I'm not cheating the system, I actually am developing stuff. heh)

    The discount on previous gen MBPs ran around 20% or so, if I'm not mistaken, but seeing the latest in pricing for students, that percentage may have gone down. :(
     
  10. MVApple macrumors 6502a

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    How much is the student adc discount on the older macbook hardware?

    Also, I can't say I'm surprised by the lowered student discount. Apple said they would lower their profit margins and I imagined that since they had lower profit margins, they wouldn't be able to offer as deep a discount to students.
     
  11. sjsharks13 macrumors regular

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    well right now i can get onto the regular apple store but not the education store, perhaps they are changing it?
     
  12. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    Keep in mind is one discount per life time. I used my already. My brother refused to sign up even if I pay him cash for it.
     
  13. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    Its as if they are enticing your to buy the higher end version...
     
  14. RavenWinds macrumors member

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    i can't believe this.

    i heard frequently that the price was ment to go down. now i find that in the UK the high end macbook pro has risen £149 :mad:

    i can't believe this! at least the student discount in the UK seems to still be at 14%. that should knock £250-300 of the macbook pro
     
  15. sjsharks13 macrumors regular

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    I thought it was one laptop per academic year?
     
  16. Firanide macrumors member

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    Per "Student Developer Lifetime". You still keep your typical student discount, and you can still use a developer discount if you upgrade accounts. A laptop should last most people their student career anyways, after which they wouldn't be eligible anyways.
     
  17. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, the education store is down at the moment
    should be back up in a few
     
  18. RavenWinds macrumors member

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    thats what i thought as well.

    1 laptop, 1 desktop, 1 ipod and maybe (but not sure) 1 monitor per year
     
  19. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Here are the ADC Student prices with a comparison between the regular price and regular education discount:

    MacBook
    White MacBook - $899 (versus $999, $949)
    New Aluminum 2.0GHz - $1169 (versus $1299, $1249)
    New Aluminum 2.4GHz - $1439 (versus $1599, $1499)

    MacBook Pro
    New Aluminum 2.4GHz - $1599 (versus $1999, $1899)
    New Aluminum 2.53GHz - $1999 (versus $2499, $2299)

    Therefore, to really capitalize on savings opt for the MacBook Pro.
     
  20. RavenWinds macrumors member

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    are those current or updated prices?
     
  21. Firanide macrumors member

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    How did you access those prices? I still can't get into the ADC store.
     
  22. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    always been one/year.
     
  23. sjsharks13 macrumors regular

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  24. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    Academic is like you said, 1 laptop, 1 whatever , per year. The 20% off Student ADC is one (unlmited purchase) lifetime. That means you can buy 20 MBP and all would be 20% off.
     
  25. Nikklaus macrumors member

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    does anybody know the % discount for higher education students in the UK? this info would be very useful
     

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