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

    Oct 28, 2007
    Shanghai, China
    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


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    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

    Feb 18, 2008
    im not sure, but i use b& 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


    May 28, 2005
    and I'm pretty sure you forgot to mention, illegal too.
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    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

    Nov 25, 2007
    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


    Feb 3, 2007
    behind you!
    not true actually. here in Canada Bestbuy is selling MBP for $200 less than
    Apple's price.
  8. Whorehay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    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


    Apr 10, 2007
    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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