Snow Leopard Server is $249 for students

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  1. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That makes it an excellent deal since that's 50% off.

    Just got myself a copy for my Mac Pro.

    Just a FYI.

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  2. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Awesome. I know what im getting for the Xserve then.
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Where did you find this out? I chatted with Apple and they linked me to the $499 version. It isn't on the EDU store when I search.

    Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  4. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    Like I said, I just bought it from the Apple [Retail] Store for this price.
     
  5. corbywan macrumors regular

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    What kind of ID did you need to show that you were a student? And what kind of student? College? High School? Does it matter? How about teachers?
     
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    You didn't actually mention where you got it in the OP, which is why I asked. Thanks anyway.
     
  7. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    It's the academic discount which is the same requisites for buying computers and other academic software (except 10.6 Server is just a discounted full version). All they checked was my college ID.

    So you'd have to be teacher, student, or faculty at a higher education accredited institution (they need to be able to find you school in their database).

    I apologize; I thought I posted that I got the price at the Apple Store.
     
  8. corbywan macrumors regular

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    Wow. Not that I don't believe or trust the OP, but can anyone else verify this? I can't find it documented anywhere. Is this offered online to those with access to the higher ed store?

    If this is legit (and not some fluke which does occur) I'm going to "borrow" my friend who is in grad school and head to Apple!
     
  9. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    You know you can call your local Apple Store.
     
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    Sorta OT, but would you mind putting up the default desktop that ships with SL server? The blue one is pretty nice looking.
     
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    Just called my closest store in Orland Park, IL. They are saying it will stay $499. My Uni has it for $250 but only for campus use, not personal.

    What store did you buy from OP?
     
  12. corbywan macrumors regular

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    I could, but I don't want to be "that guy" who calls and says (read with voice of Kip from Napolean Dynamite), "Yeah, um, I was reading on this online forum that you're selling Snow Leopard Server for, like, $249 to students. Is that true? No? Dang it!"
     
  13. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it for students. Had to put in regular PO to get it.
     

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  14. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Could elaborate on this.
     
  15. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    I don't know, I just asked if there was a student discount when I bought it, the lady went to ask her manager and then she came back and told me it was $249 for students.
     
  16. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Where you bought it would be helpful.

    I called the Apple Store in Chicago. Same thing. They are not aware of any discount for students, institutions yes, but not students. I don't want to call B.S... but....
     
  17. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    Shadyside in Pittsburgh.

    And you can call whatever you want. :rolleyes:
     
  18. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Sorry you made a claim that I have yet to be able to substantiate. I will call the Shadyside store tomorrow and see what they say.
     
  19. corbywan macrumors regular

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    Hey now, let's play nice. Like I said, it might have been a fluke. A floor person asking a manager-type person who didn't know exactly what the arrangement was goofed up and accidentally gave the OP a crazy good deal when he shouldn't have. It happens. I don't think the OP was being shady, I just think he lucked out.
     
  20. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    He just thinks he's the all knowing authority on this matter.
    Let him have his ego. :p

    Enjoy:
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  22. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    I work at a school so instead of using my student discount and getting 10.6 Server right away and having my school comp me, I had them put a PO, purchase order, to get 10.6 server.
     
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    what does this actually do that regualr SL cant?
     
  24. calderone macrumors 68040

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    If you have to ask, it's not for you. But here you go:
    http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/features/

    I work at my school as well, but since it is a state school all the orders come out of the State budget, hence I am unable to make a personal purchase even if I were to give them the money. Oh well.
     
  25. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    I know what you mean. Just like teachers that buy stuff for school, sometimes IT people have to buy things yourself.

    Good thing I establish a great relationship with top people to get almost anything I need.
     

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