Probably because not everyone is elligible for an edu discount... For those who don't qualify, they can still get "good" deals by purchasing refurbished equipment.bobert1985 said:Why buy a refurbished if you can get it new at the same price? What gives?
You will also want to take into account that Apple will charge you sales tax as well. YMMV depending on where you live. For me it was an extra 9%, and it actually came out cheaper to purchase from a reseller like Macmall.mpopkin said:NO, in fact a refurbished powerbook 12" 1.5 ghz costs the same as a new one does with education discount, i wish they extended the student discount there, but they dont, anyways you should take advantage of the savings
Unless I'm mistaken, Apple will add the relevant sales tax(es) as if you had walked down the street and purchased it in a shop. So whatever rate you normally pay, figure that into account.bobert1985 said:How much sales tax do they add if you just buy a new computer? Just for refurbished or all? If so, that's cool, but no scanner. lol