save money: buy from the education store

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ashjamben, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

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    i always buy from the HE apple store. i'm not a HE student (i get on via my girlfriend's mum and dad who work for a university), i'm only in FE but i'm going to university next year so i don't see anything wrong with it. you can only get on the HE discount store on a university network, but anyone can get on the normal 'Education' store. so, why doesn't everyone do this? do they track it or something? or check it if it needs to go in for repairs and what not? or is everyone just being moral? :D
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    They do random audits. Plus, if the system gets abused too much they'll likely remove it. That's why there is no longer educational discounts on iPods.

    Also, it says alot about a person's character.
     
  3. idoctor macrumors newbie

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    im not sure, but i use b&hPhoto.com to get my ipods

    its about 10% off with free shipping... im sure there is a way of tracking and stuff but i dont know
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    and I'm pretty sure you forgot to mention, illegal too.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    In the UK this would be a criminal act, specifically Obtaining Property by Deception, although as noted you cannot deceive a machine (here I think you would still be charged with this) so you might get charged under the Computer Misuse Act.

    Both of these carry still penalties. Is it really worth it?
     
  6. caf9128 macrumors member

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    OK, how about Apple's practice of strong-arming retailers to only sell their products at full list price?

    Illegal? No.
    Ethical? You be the judge.
     
  7. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    not true actually. here in Canada Bestbuy is selling MBP for $200 less than
    Apple's price.
     
  8. Whorehay macrumors 6502a

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    Why risk it? Just buy it from Amazon. Usually a couple dollars lower and no tax. They come out to about the same anyway.
     
  9. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    You can still buy cheaper elsewhere than you can at Apple's Education store. If money is the main concern, don't buy directly from Apple.
     
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