Question about education discount + mba?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mloffa, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. mloffa macrumors 6502a

    mloffa

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    So I'm going to be getting the air tomorrow night and I just have a question.
    I'm going into my first semester of college this spring (January) and I'm really looking forward to having a small/lightweight computer!
    The thing is, I don't have any proof.
    I didn't start yet so no I.D., schedule..
    I don't even have a letter of acceptance yet.
    The school had my address wrong but I called and I was accepted.

    Any advice?
    I mean, it's no big deal if they don't let me.
    It's only $50 but it could help with some of the tax.
    :eek:
     
  2. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

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    If you buy from the store, you need to show your student ID and it needs to be valid, unless you have a friend in the store that will let you slide, looks like it's all discretionary to me.
     
  3. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    Ed Discount

    Depends on which employee you get. My son went into the Apple Store and just told the employee that his dad was a teacher. He said no problem and sold him the MBA. I was driving to visit my son later in the week and wanted to get one before they sold out. I would say tell them your story and see what happens.
     
  4. lobster512 macrumors newbie

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    If you order online, you usually don't have to show proof.
     
  5. Scottsdale macrumors 601

    Scottsdale

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    I just tell them I am an educator and rarely ever have to show an id. I don't think they will require it if you tell them your story. You may as well get it as it's $50 of real money. That's enough for iWork or an external drive or some rainy day funds.
     
  6. zstar macrumors member

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    I'm starting college next year around March and I just got a fully loaded 13" last Sunday from the apple online store. No verification even though I am not officially allowed to buy since I only get my ID next year.
     

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