There is an EDU Discount on 2015 Macbook 12"!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jazz1, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. jazz1 macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    I was told by an Apple Store employee that there was no education discount on this new product. I had it reconfirmed after I ordered online and went to pick it up at my local Apple Store.

    I went online yesterday to look at a new Airport Extreme, and I checked the Apple EDU Store and sure enough there was a discount showing for my 1.2.

    I called Apple and they credited me the difference. I thought forum members who can get an EDU discount should know this.
  2. endac macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2015
    Was it hard to apply an EDU discount? Mine is still processing and I didn't know this either.
  3. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    Yes, there's been an edu discount on the rmb since it launched. $50
  4. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Every computer has had education discounts since before I can remember :cool:
  5. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

    Jan 31, 2003
    You could've gotten a better discount at best buys. $130 off.
  6. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
  7. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
  8. saifrc macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Search this forum for the "movers coupon" instructions. Apparently USPS offers a 10% off coupon for any one item at Best Buy, to people who are "moving." That could entail filling out the change of address form at USPS, or, apparently, purchasing the coupon on eBay.

    I sincerely wish I'd known about it before the gold 1.2/512 MacBooks were all bought up at Best Buy. As it is, I'm still waiting for mine to ship from Apple.
  9. Kayzer Soze macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2015
    search ebay for " best buy coupon single item " if you dont want to waste time going to post office.

    Best Buy coupon on ebay
  10. cforster macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Missouri USA
    Better yet, combine the movers with the BB student discount. You can only combine coupons in store, but it works. Mine will deliver tomorrow. $1221 out the door including taxes!
  11. Miltz macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2013
    New York
    Yes there is. It's not much though. It's just enough to afford the $80 adapter so you can add USB and HDMI
  12. tecnho macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2015
    There is an EDU Discount on 2015 Macbook 12"!

    Keep in mind that if someone decides to purchase the 1.3 Apple discounts another $25 off the upgrade and an additional $66 off the Apple Care protection. (I am aware the OP got the 1.2, just wanted to inform others who happen by this thread in search of edu pricing info).
  13. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    It's best to buy online for the discount.

    I was at the Apple store and this hot mom was buying a MacBook air for her kid and she tried to get the EDU discount.

    The Apple Store guy asked for ID or some sort of proof, which she "left at home."
  14. tecnho macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2015

    I should emphasize, if it was not clear, that the Apple Care discount is not predicated on purchasing the 1.3
  15. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    Not necessarily. The SD coupon clearly says it can't be combined with other coupons and it all depends on the cashier. When I tried once they wouldn't allow me to use both they said I could only use one of them.
  16. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    You go to the post office and ask them for a change of address packet and you will likely find the BBY activation code for getting the 10% coupon. You don't have to fill out anything when you pick it up at USPS.
  17. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 27, 2013
    You have to get someone to override to use both coupons. It's annoying. Mine was 1232 with just the 10% coupon online after taxes. It doesn't always work. I tried to do it once the manager came over and said no.
  18. johnparjr macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
  19. n1tut macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2010
    Glen of Newmill, Keith, Scotland
    In the UK I just ring the Apple Education number, order it through them as they do not ask for any proof of qualification, and get a discount of £63.

    We do not have an equivalent of Best Buy here, it is full price from everywhere.

  20. willydimes macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2014
    and thats why there isn't a larger EDU discount, smh Im still in school and its people taking advantage of the system that screws it for everyone else. If you're not in the educational system don't use it. period
  21. HengenJL macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    If done properly you can get the $50 education discount and use the 10% movers coupon at BestBuy. I was able to do it online which surprised me.
  22. cforster macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Missouri USA
    #22 didn't allow me to add two coupons. Glad to hear it worked for you!
  23. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    How'd you get it to work online:eek:
  24. noodles5666 macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2010
    Yes, please explain how to do it "properly" as I have tried multiple ways to use both. Will only allow me to use one or the other.
  25. Mattymoocow macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2010
    i saved $70 AUS on mine - better than nothing i suppose.

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