Student Discount Question

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  1. Broken Friday macrumors member

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    I ordered my 20" iMac High End model with the free nano the other day. THe nano has been shipped, but not the iMac. I used my student discount.

    I now changed my mine, and instead of waiting for the 22nd, I'm just going to the Apple stor in VA to pick it up. Will this work? Can I cancel my iMac order online, and go to the store and use my student discount there? And when the ipod nano comes, just fill out the rebate and return?

    College starts the 27th, and I can't wait that long before I enjoy my iMac.
     
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  3. torrid30 macrumors member

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    Yeah, I would wait. I ordered an 80GB with my iMac with my discount and the iPod is already being delivered but no iMac yet. School starts the 22nd for me so I'm biting my nails too, but I figured I've been waiting all summer for this model to be released, I can wait a few more days. I'm getting a little impatient since my computer hasn't shipped yet but I try to remain strong.
     
  4. Broken Friday thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, thanks for the link. MAy you point to me which line says it?
     
  5. torrid30 macrumors member

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    Go to this link:

    http://images.apple.com/promo/backtoschool/bts_rebate_us_retail.pdf

    and go to page 2 and read Number 1. It says: The computer and iPod purchases must appear on the same sales receipt unless you ordered both products from Apple at the same time but received them in separate shipments.

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Broken Friday thread starter macrumors member

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    "unless you ordered both products from Apple at the same time but received them in separate shipments."

    Wait, I'm confused. So I can go order it? Because they are two different shipments. iPod comes Friday, the iMac isn't even shipped yet.
     
  7. Red-red macrumors 6502

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    Another question on student discounts. When I do mine I get 3 options for the apple cover.

    None
    EMEA CC-HE contract uplift iMac/eMac [+ £58.75]
    AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll [+ £115.15]

    I looked on the apple site and couldn't find anything. Some help would be good.
     
  8. Broken Friday thread starter macrumors member

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    "unless you ordered both products from Apple at the same time but received them in separate shipments."

    Wait, I'm confused. So I can go order it? Because they are two different shipments. iPod comes Friday, the iMac isn't even shipped yet.

    (srry for double post, it edit my previous one)
     
  9. torrid30 macrumors member

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    When it says: "unless you ordered both products from Apple at the same time but received them in separate shipments." that means that you ordered them at the same time, but since they are in separate shipments there will be two different invoices.

    Like I can go print off my iPod invoice (because it has already been shipped) right now. But I won't get an invoice for my iMac until it has shipped.

    Does that make sense?

    What the original quote means (which I don't have at hand right now) is "send in the original receipt with both products listed... (This is if the iMac and iPod were shipped together and arrived together, making them on the same invoice.) ...unless you ordered both products from Apple at the same time but received them in separate shipments." (This you can read what I wrote up there)

    Sorry I didn't know how to organize that to split up the quote and make it clear at the same time, and I hope I did just that with the quotes and parenthesis and boldness.

    Let me know if I can help anymore and/or clear this jumble up at all.

    Torrid
     
  10. addz macrumors member

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    1st is the education discount on apple care, 2nd is the standard rate.

    Also when i log into higher education website, EMEA CC-HE contract uplift iMac/eMac is displayed as a apple care option. But what is the point as with higher education purchase the 3 year apple care is free the last time i checked.
     
  11. Red-red macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it is free....I hope it is but I don't think so.

    The only way to get the apple discount is to ring them up isn't it, but when I have done it before I got different discount when I rung fromt he one online.
     
  12. addz macrumors member

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    ^ just went on the higher education website:

    If you use the "Apple Store for Education" you get the warrenty for £58.75. If you use "Apple Store for Higher Education" its free for us big boys :p.
     
  13. torrid30 macrumors member

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    Everytime I "logged into" my school and was playing around with different options or configs. I never once saw AppleCare for free. If it's free in there somewhere I'm a fool and Apple got my $119.00 in their grubby little paws. But normally AppleCare is $149.00 I believe? So there is a slight reduction for students in that sense.

    I could be wrong about the normal price of AppleCare, but on a sidenote what I'd like to say is that I do like how Apple will give you the base $100.00 off when purchasing an iMac but then any upgrades you do to customize your iMac have little discounts too, or so it was before for me. For example, the reduced rate of AppleCare.
     
  14. torrid30 macrumors member

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    Looks like I AM the fool then :rolleyes: Better safe than sorry though. And it does say "limited"...
     
  15. Red-red macrumors 6502

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    Is this in the UK? How do you get on the higher education site?

    Like I said when I rang up they gave me a different price to the one on the site.

    Is there a list some were that says what you can get with the typ eo feducation you are in?
     
  16. addz macrumors member

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    i think that means we dont get the after telephone services. I was speaking to one guy at the apple store who was patiently trying to tell me about it.

    Access to higher education website is only available when you are connected to your University network.

    http://apple.procureweb.ac.uk/
     
  17. torrid30 macrumors member

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    Yeah, after my last computer fiasco, I was not taking any chances this time. So I am perfectly fine with dishing out $100.00 and some change to protect my computer for 3 years.
     
  18. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have not already opened the iPod then you can return it to Apple and just cancel the entire on line order. Call Apple and they will send you shipping labels. You'll get a full refund. Then go to Apple store and buy both the iPod and iMac. They do need to be on the same order in order to qualify for the rebate. I'd like to know why Apple requires the ipod and imac to be on the same receipt. It really messes things up if you want to return or cancel one of the items. You have to return both and then re-order everything.
     
  19. addz macrumors member

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    torrid30,i wouldent quote myself on the limited warrenty details (after telephone services). As i dont know 100%.
     
  20. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    torrid - i'm 98% sure the extended free higher education warranty does not apply to US customers.
     
  21. torrid30 macrumors member

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    My apologies addz. It was in your post, but didn't copy over with the "Quote" button as it was a quote already, so I just threw it in there. I adjusted it, but if you'd like it gone completely please let me know.
     
  22. torrid30 macrumors member

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    Well that's a relief...I guess...(would have been nice to have it in the US too)

    Actually it's not a big deal either way. If it was in the US I wouldn't have gone and grumbled until I got my $119.00 back and then find out that something else isn't covered or what not. Thanks though mzd, I'll take my 99% satisfactory rating (100% if they'd ship my iMac quicker) with your 98% confidence and just be a happy content boy.
     
  23. addz macrumors member

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    torrid30, "dont quote me on it" its kinda like a saying. You can quote anything you want, its no problem.

    On another note, maybe i got everyone confused as it does seem that the HE store applecare discount maybe UK only. As with mzd im also 98% sure it doesent apply to US.
     
  24. Broken Friday thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah it's engraved. So tommorow, I'm going to VA to get the iMac, then cancel my order online for the iMac. Reuse the discount, and sell the new unengraved iPod. I hate waiting!!!
     
  25. torrid30 macrumors member

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    Haha, that makes much more sense. I understand "don't quote me on it", but the way it was worded confused me. Haha, I'm a goof. I took it as you didn't want to be wrongly quoted in the forum, not just wrongly quoted in the way people would read what you had said. Sorry for my thick skull. Haha.
     

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