Purchasing two MacBooks in one year

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sparced, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Sparced macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2007
    Do many people get stopped purchasing a second notebook?

    I want to order a MBP and MBA this week with HE discount from my universities network and receive the gift vouchers with both.

    I don't know whether to lump it on one order. When you add both to the cart both vouchers are in the basket with the machines.

    Or If I was to set up and buy the second MacBook with my parents name, addres and credit card from the network then they could be a student themselves.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Apple is a bit relaxed when it comes to verifying education qualifications, so you may be able to buy 2 in a year, but you do have a risk they'll come back and reject your sale. I think the odds are rather low for that however.
  3. TheHareBear macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I think you can only buy one item of each type with the discount per year, so you could buy a laptop and desktop, but not two laptops or two desktops.

    No idea how they enforce it or check it, but I doubt you could have the MBP and MBA on the same order and get away with it. I'd imagine you should do one as yourself and one as your parents to be safest.
  4. danetello macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    I think you can do two separate orders and get the discount and gift voucher for both orders. You can make both others under the same name, I dont think there should be a problem
  5. macrominnie macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Back to School promotion in the U.S. allows two gift card amounts per CATEGORY. So you can get two Cards for two separate Mac purchases and/or two Cards for two separate iPad3 purchases according to the guidelines, with no extra maneuvers:


    I don't know what terms apply for this year's promotions in different countries.
  6. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
  7. iStudentUK macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2009
    From Apple UK Higher Education Terms and Conditions:

    Like it says Apple reserves the right to cancel your order if they realise. The other risk may be that if you breach the T&Cs they may no honour the three year free warranty on both machines. Whether they would actually do anything about it I don't know. Note however it says "academic year", that isn't defined in the T&Cs so I guess if you got one now and one in September (is that a reasonable time to say the UK academic year starts?) they may have a hard time arguing you breached the T&Cs.

    As always, this is information is only and not meant to judge your actions and is my interpretation which I can't guarantee is 100% correct.
  8. troubleonline macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Presume there is no limit to ipods and apple tv since there is no discount on these.........at least not that I can see!

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