Save 60$ on your rMBP order from the education store.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bounou, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. bounou macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2012
    This is probably a mistake and i am betting it will get corrected at some point but right now on the education store it is cheaper to order the base rMBP and upgrade the processor and storage then it is to buy the higher end model on it's own.

    The difference is the 10% that apple gives on upgrades on the education store.

    If you call them and point it out they will also refund a previous order.
  2. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    If I had 1$

    For every post like this, I'd have at least 50 dollars at this point.

  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
  4. trodriguez, Aug 2, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012

    trodriguez macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    Just called and they credited me with no questions asked! Awesome!
  5. MBrandonLee Suspended

    Jul 5, 2012
    I called and they wouldn't credit me because the website is showing the same price...
  6. tundoopani macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Just called at 6:30pm PST and the nice Apple rep refunded the difference.

    Can't wait to finally hold it!
  7. MBrandonLee Suspended

    Jul 5, 2012
    What did you say?
  8. Slivortal macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2012
    Honestly, this is getting ridiculous.
  9. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
  10. tundoopani macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    I pointed out which model I purchased and noted that the baseline model (w/256GB) could be configured to match the specs of my rMBP. The prices are different when the computer is purchased through the education store.

    I had to clarify that the baseline model was the one with the newly added configuration options. I told the rep I could use the $64 difference towards a case or Magic Mouse. She was happy to refund the difference after checking the computer or whatever. You should try again. Just make sure the rep understands the disparity in pricing.
  11. neilpryde23 macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2011
    I'm looking at the educational pricing now and it just changed so that adding to the base model will equal the same price as the upgraded 2.6/512 model. It used to be $90 for the 2.6ghz processor and $450 for the 512GB ssd from the 2.3/256 base but now those are $100 and $500 to upgrade under the educational discount.
  12. MBrandonLee Suspended

    Jul 5, 2012
    That would be fine and dandy, but when they check it comes out to the same amount.
  13. Serelus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Because this only applies in the US. I tried the dutch store, and indeed I came up with the same prices.
  14. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502


    Aug 3, 2010
    got my credit earlier today when i reas the 9to5 mac article about it saved 60 dollas!

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