Student Discount.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Craig-1591, May 7, 2009.

  1. Craig-1591 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    First of all, sorry about this prob loads of these threads.

    Okay then, I was thinking of an iMac 24" and it would be nice to have the discount.

    I'll be 18 soon and in sixth form mt girlfriend at college (same level of Edu) has a student I.D number but i don't know mine. Will i have one at sixth form and use that or can i use any UCAS crud that i got if i don't have one?

    Also we have a netgear (i think) router for the PC, would that work fine on the iMac with the wi-fi, safari and all?

    Thanks for the time and help.
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    The biggest discounts are only available to people in Higher Education. However, you are still eligible for a good discount if you are at High School or College. I have read success stories here of people who got their discount by showing their UCAS letter.

    Your router will be just fine.
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Your router will work fine. Airport Utility recognizes wi-fi signals from anywhere (Right?), so it should respond to that. You can also go wired if you are near your router/modem.
  4. Craig-1591 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    Thanks folks!

    hmm going to have to give it a go.
  5. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2009
    University of South Alabama
    you don't even need airport utility, that's only for apple routers. the airport extreme card will work fine, it's still the same 802.11b/g/n standard, just a goofy name.
    I've bought 3 macs on a student discount now and I've never even had to verify my student status.
  6. ec1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2004
    London, UK
    I called Apple this morning and purchased a new MBP17 for my wife, just gave the name of school nothing else. bit too easy. Good saving on software - chuffed :)
  7. Craig-1591 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
  8. Kingcodez macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2009
  9. GregE macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2007
    My wife teaches gradeschool and got it so you should too. We ordered it on the educational website and there was a place to browse what school you worked at.
  10. Balthezor macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2008
    Is medical school considered higher education? I'm a med student and would like to purchase a Macbook Air by September.
  11. reptile macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008
    Yes. Pick your school and check:

    Note that the bookstore or computer resource center on campus may well have better deals on some items than the Apple store reflects. I don't know why it is, but it has been true at U. Washington, UCSF, and UCLA.

    In my experience they usually ask for student/faculty ID for laptops and expensive software, but if you are just picking up a monitor adapter or something they do not bother.

    (FWIW, if you are buying a fist full of adapters so you can do presentations, you should try first.)
  12. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    First off, When I called to buy my MacPro, all they wanted to see was my student card, so I just scanned it in and emailed it to Customer Service Manager.

    However, if you have you're going to Uni in September, if you have your UCAS acceptance letter (saying you have a place) you can get one for a better price.

    I'd hold off anyway, Apple will start their Back to School program mid July/August and they usually offer a free iPod nano/ iPod Touch through rebates
  13. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2008
    You need to show them your UCAS letter of acceptance to get HE discount. Or click here and see where it takes you :p
  14. bcburrows macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2009
    Even better discount

    I believe as a student you can join their developer program and get 20% off hard ware..... yes you got to pay but the extra discount more than covers it!!!
  15. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
    Yes. I work in a 6th form college and I get the discount and I also know that our students are eligible for it also. If your college has signed up for Crescent, you may get better pricing through them than you might elsewhere - the IT department will be able to translate what I just typed into English for you and give you an answer to that question.

    I also have a netgear router and no complaints about that with my Apples.

  16. Balthezor macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2008
    How much is the discount compared to the regular education discount(college)? I go to medical school in the US. If I can't find my school in the education section, can I still show them my ID and get the discount?
  17. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You don't get a different discount for being in medical school. If you show your ID that should be enough to prove that you're eligible.
  18. Craig-1591 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    Thanks for the link, is that the sort of discounts you can expect from uni discounts then?

    The thing is that we are not a proper college for say, so i doubt it but i'll ask anyway.

    As for the IT department, they are not known for socialising and theres enough IT too go wrong at our school so they are not usually in the best of moods lol
  19. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2007
    That means anyone can order from the education site and get the discount. How does this work legally ie. if a non student ordered something from that site?
  20. cni2i macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Can you just go to their website and order under educational discount and free ipod touch? I went through the process and the site only asked what school...but never asked for any verification? Based on that, I am assuming anyone who wanted a discount through their educational program can get one. Has anyone ordered online through the educational program and was asked to verify their status?
  21. cni2i macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    I don't believe the ipod touch rebate form asked for any verification either?
  22. Petoz macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2008
    Is verification of being a student required when ordering through the link? I have been at an educational establishment recently, but not uni.
  23. cni2i macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    I don't believe so.
  24. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    Yes anybody can shop at the educational store , they rarely check on everybody

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