Student discount on a refurb?

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  1. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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  3. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    First off, why on earth does your 2nd grader need a MBP? Secondly, there is no additional education discount on refurbs. Thirdly, you're "2nd grader" doesn't qualify for edu discounts anyway as it is only for higher education students or staff/faculty at k-12 and higher education.
     
  4. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    i think they mean they want to use their child as a 'student' to be eligible for a student discount.


    make sure you take video at the apple store when you drag your kid in there... i'd love to see their response. unless your 7 year old goes to college, you can't get a student discount online.
     
  5. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I'm the only one who noticed this, but online, you don't have to show any proof. Not a good system on Apple's part, but all you have to do is find the school, then BAM. HE Discount for you.
     
  6. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    I was always nder the impression that they check up on you after you bought the system? So if you aint a student, or can't find one willing to help, they'll then charge you the extra for what you should have paid?

    I might be wrong though, just thought i read that somewhere?
     
  7. mantic macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong.
     
  8. tip macrumors 6502

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    Same goes for the Gov/Fed store. I didn't have to show my proof of employment to purchase from there.
     
  9. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    Well thanks for being so nice about it :D
     
  10. drb6 macrumors regular

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    Not always. Apple reserves to the right to 'audit' or confirm that you're a student. But as far as I know this happens very rarely.
     
  11. cudo macrumors regular

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    i bought mine on student discount and i guess the only way apple is veryfing if u r a student is the fact that you must access the edu shop via university net..cos when i go via my home network i still can acess the edu shop but the prices are different to the ones via university net.
     
  12. bigandy macrumors G3

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    I've been asked to provide proof of studentness before. It does happen, but generally only for larger orders.

    11 Xserves and they get a little suspicious ;)
     
  13. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    he may be joking saying he wants to use their discount for themself:D
     
  14. mantic macrumors 6502a

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    lol sorry.. It was early and that's all my brain could muster..

    I ordered my MBP and all I had to do was enter a school. There was never a verification process. But like was mentioned they probly do reserver the right to check and probly only do so on larger orders.
     
  15. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

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    What kind of school does your kid go to? lol. They make you use paint to color between the lines now?


    j/k

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  16. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Wow that's great, you better get some serious protection for the MBP like screen/keyboard/external casing.. you never know what a 2nd Grader will do..
     

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