Student discount question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Spikeanator6982, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

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    Ok. Pretty simple question that i havent ever seen answered. Apple says one laptop/desktop..a year. is that year as in 2008. or year as in school year?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They don't check if you bought a computer or not, so it doesn't matter.

    They just don't want you to start a business based on it.
     
  3. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Are you sure? Seems like it would be really easy to check by name and calendar year. Just curious, this may be important to me in a few days.
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    My mom bought a mini in February and then decided to upgrade to an iMac in late May (mini was sold on ebay). There was no problem.
     
  5. f1 macrumors 6502

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    If you buy it from a retail store, they have absolutely no way of tracking it anyways.
     
  6. BIS2 macrumors regular

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    edu discount

    Don't know if they've change it, but in the past it was the academic year which for apple started on July 1. So theoretically you could by a computer and get the discount on June 30 and another on July 1. If you log into the edu store I think it says this on the disclaimer but I could be wrong.
     
  7. illidian macrumors 6502

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  8. Vster macrumors 6502

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    I had purchased an iBook in September of '05 (w/edu discount) and then dropped it in December. I then got a PowerBook the next week w/the edu discount and they didn't say anything even though I had explained my story. I didn't even know there was a limit.
     
  9. iamth3g macrumors newbie

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    keep in mind, that apple is giving the students the discount as a privilege, and not some "oh! but it is based my constitutional right to receive these deep discounts!...blah blah blah."

    so yes, you can buy the computers at a discounted price without a limit, just goes to say without warning:

    "They don't check if you bought a computer or not, so it doesn't matter. They just don't want you to start a business based on it." -alphaod

    besides, the discount that is readily now, is only on all laptops and 22'' iMac, will u get a free ipod touch. but you only get one.
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1) There is no 22" iMac.
    2) The discount applies to everything, but the promotion excludes the Mac Mini.
     

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