Question about education discount + mba?

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

  1. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    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.
  2. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2009
    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

    Apr 2, 2009
    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

    Jun 22, 2010
    If you order online, you usually don't have to show proof.
  5. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    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

    Nov 10, 2010
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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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