Student Discount The same at all schools?

Apollo7011

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Does anybody know if the discount varies from school to school? Do private art schools get larger discounts?
 

Hellhammer

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Depends on the level of your study e.g. university student gets better discount than college.

Some schools have their own "Apple Shop" where they sell Macs for better prices than Apples' are. This is because they buy bigger quantities so they get bigger discounts from Apple and can then give bigger discounts to their students. They are usually limited to only couple of models (e.g. only low-end 13" MBP and low-end 15" MBP) and often bundled with AppleCare.
 

solarein

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Depends on the level of your study e.g. university student gets better discount than college.

Some schools have their own "Apple Shop" where they sell Macs for better prices than Apples' are. This is because they buy bigger quantities so they get bigger discounts from Apple and can then give bigger discounts to their students. They are usually limited to only couple of models (e.g. only low-end 13" MBP and low-end 15" MBP) and often bundled with AppleCare.
Hmm...there are probably differences across countries too.

Here in the US colleges and universities are treated the same because we think of universities as just a collection of colleges, so if you are an undergraduate student you are going to a college regardless of whether that college is part of a larger university. So in the US there are two types of education discounts. If your school doesn't have its own Apple store then you get the regular education discount. If your school has its own Apple store you may get even better discounts. My school has its own Apple store and offers all the MB and MBP models at around $100 less than the normal education price. There are also some school-specific models that are bundled with AppleCare and more RAM, and these may be even better deals but I haven't worked out the math.
 

Relznuk

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Depends on the level of your study e.g. university student gets better discount than college.

Some schools have their own "Apple Shop" where they sell Macs for better prices than Apples' are. This is because they buy bigger quantities so they get bigger discounts from Apple and can then give bigger discounts to their students. They are usually limited to only couple of models (e.g. only low-end 13" MBP and low-end 15" MBP) and often bundled with AppleCare.
Nope. The education discount is universal, and is the same between faculty, staff, and students of educational institutions on all levels. It's not a percentage based discount.
 

iLog.Genius

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Nope. The education discount is universal, and is the same between faculty, staff, and students of educational institutions on all levels. It's not a percentage based discount.
Can't verify professions but here in Canada, regardless if you're in university or College, the discount is the same. Probably is too for profession as Apple rarely favors a specific group.
 

mikeo007

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Can't verify professions but here in Canada, regardless if you're in university or College, the discount is the same. Probably is too for profession as Apple rarely favors a specific group.
Not exactly true...certain schools have deeper discounts. Nipissing for example offers a deeper discount to B.Ed. students, which you need to access through their web portal.
 

aristobrat

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Nope. The education discount is universal, and is the same between faculty, staff, and students of educational institutions on all levels. It's not a percentage based discount.
FWIW, in the US, some educational "institutions" have "Custom Apple Stores" that give larger discounts to its students than Apple gives to educational customers at its stores (online or retail).
 

iLog.Genius

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Not exactly true...certain schools have deeper discounts. Nipissing for example offers a deeper discount to B.Ed. students, which you need to access through their web portal.
Exactly how are these students getting the computers? Through Apple or the school? If it's from the school, that's a totally different discussion. I was under the impression that the OP was referring to discounts through Apple and it's stores and if that's what he's referring to, the discount through Apple is no different at University of Toronto than it is at Nipissing.
 

mikeo007

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Exactly how are these students getting the computers? Through Apple or the school? If it's from the school, that's a totally different discussion. I was under the impression that the OP was referring to discounts through Apple and it's stores and if that's what he's referring to, the discount through Apple is no different at University of Toronto than it is at Nipissing.
Not trying to sound rude, but you are wrong. This is through the Apple store. You need to have a signed in session through Nipissing's portal in order to access their version of the Apple store.

U of T Pricing:


Nipissing B.Ed. Pricing
 

iLog.Genius

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Not trying to sound rude, but you are wrong. This is through the Apple store. You need to have a signed in session through Nipissing's portal in order to access their version of the Apple store.

U of T Pricing:


Nipissing B.Ed. Pricing
Nah, you're not sounding rude. Didn't know schools had separate portals like Nipissing does. Cool. Nipissing has their own "EPP" type site. That is actually a pretty nice discount...
 

Dozerrox

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Nah, you're not sounding rude. Didn't know schools had separate portals like Nipissing does. Cool. Nipissing has their own "EPP" type site. That is actually a pretty nice discount...
Holy diver! I get student discount but those prices woop mine still.

 

silexh

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Mar 8, 2010
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Some numbers

What I've found is the following:

In the Dutch Apple store, the lpwest and highest price are as follows:
13” 1149,00 - 0%
17” 2299,00 - 0%

With regular education discount you get the following:
13” 1080,52 - 6%
17” 2114,63 - 8%

Through a service of my High school (slim) I can get to a different apple store located at
Store.apple.com/nl_edu_3431675
Through a service from my University I can get to a store with identical prices at
Store.apple.com/nl_edu_124399
The prices can be found below.
13” 1056,72 - 8%
17” 2069,41 - 10%

Because Holland is a small country, there aren't that much similar sites. In other countries, however, this may be different.
It is very probable thst you can get a lower price than the edu US price offered by Apple.
 

GeorgeCWB

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I've researched the hell out of this and found that different universities serve different discounts. I am studying Graphic Design in the summer and it's my understanding (In the UK) that media based Uni's receive a heavier discount. Or specialised graphic Uni's.

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