Student Discount and No Tax...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sky131, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. sky131 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2003
    Does anyone know of a way to both get the apple student discount and not have to pay tax on the total purchase?

    I want to get a G5, and the 20" display and the more money I can save the better.

  2. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    i ordered my 12" PB from J & R. they gave me a small educational discount - $74 instead of Apple's $100, iirc - and since i'm in MI while they are in NY, i paid no sales tax.

    unless you live in a sales tax free states (OR, DE, NH?), i don't think you can get both from the apple's official site or retail stores...
  3. sky131 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2003
    How did you get J&R to give you a student discount?
  4. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    i called and mentioned it... they didn't even ask for a proof.

    i ordered from them because they had it in stock (i got 12" in early feb.) and there was no sales tax or shipping. i thought that was good enough. when i placed an order, i just asked about educational discount and the guy told me he could give me some discount but then he'd have to charge for shipping. i have no idea how that works, but i did pay less even with the shipping.
  5. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003
    Hey, the easiest way is to go to school in a non-taxing state :)
  6. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
  7. sky131 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2003
    What if you go to school in a taxing state, but buy the computer in a nontaxing state at the Apple Store?
  8. DrGonzo macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2003
    I believe tax only applies to where you purchased it, being that you're in a different state you shouldn't have to pay tax and you'll still get the du discount. I'm assuming it's like when you order products over the internet and when you're outside of the suppliers state, you don't pay tax.
  9. Marble macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    You don't normally pay tax, but when you qualify for a student discount, you are actually purchasing it from your school, which purchases it from Apple. Your school has to pay tax as a state institution, in this case. So it's either tax with the ed. discount, no tax without the discount, or just shipping if you get it from a retailer. Apple's new edu discounts have made ordering from the online store with tax a better deal than many retailers like MacMall (for my purposes). It's your call, but ultimately all the prices on Apple's computer systems end up being almost identical. For me, it came down to two sellers who were selling Powerbooks at about a $50 difference.
    By the way, I found a pretty good deal on a Powerbook 15" at

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