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

bounou

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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.
 

tivoboy

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May 15, 2005
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If I had 1$

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

;-)
 

trodriguez

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Oct 24, 2011
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Just called and they credited me with no questions asked! Awesome!
 
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tundoopani

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

Can't wait to finally hold it!
 

tundoopani

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Oct 13, 2011
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What did you say?
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.
 

neilpryde23

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Nov 28, 2011
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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.
 

MBrandonLee

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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.
That would be fine and dandy, but when they check it comes out to the same amount.