Student discount for college student

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cdhfootball, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. cdhfootball macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2008
    i was just wondering if Apple asks to confirm your ID if you purchase online. also, will they know if you are a student or not?
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    no they dont. they rely on honesty. unfortunately the student discount was decreased as a lot of people were not honest.
  3. hazoomeh macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    as stated in another post, you are much better off ordering from J&R with the windows live cashback perk.
  4. brettinlj macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2008
    If you get lucky, the sales guy in the Apple store will give you the bigger discount (one for a higher end model). Happened to me, but I'm not sure if it was on purpose or an accident. He did ask for my student id though, and actually looked at it.
  5. ll PiStoNs ll macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2007
    Same here, hes like good luck in school
    I didnt get the 100 tho only 50
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    If you're lucky you'll still get $100 off on the MacBook in a retail store.

    You're better off going to and avoiding sales tax. Aren't they running a mail-in-rebate as well? Get AppleCare off of eBay as well. I just bought it for US$159.00 on there.
  7. number9 macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2004
    My girlfriend bought one Wednesday night and she used a student discount. The sales guy in the Apple Store asked for her student ID, but she didn't have it on her and verified by logging into her school email instead.

    We noticed today though that on her receipt she got $100 off for the student discount, despite only getting the 2.0Ghz Macbook.

    Your mileage may vary with respect to the discount amount, but ID or student email is about all they should ask for.

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