UK Education Discount proof of ID?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JDee, May 15, 2009.

  1. JDee macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2008
    Hi there,

    I am thinking of purchasing a MacBook in August and am looking to know:-

    Did anyone successfully buy a MacBook without giving proof of identity somehow?

    Was it via phone, a website or anything? I really need to know.

  2. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    What feels like the middle of nowhere
    I've had to show my student status in both cases where I've used it. On the phone I had to email my student card, but I got HE discount when I shouldn't have, and the second time in store where they scanned the barcode on the card.

    there's been cases though where no proof has been needed. Just depends I guess but they should technically ask
  3. chameleon81 macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2006
    In store you have to show it . Over the phone I bought without providing them with my ID. ( Maybe I was lucky I dont know )
  4. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell
    If you want to buy without ID, the best way is through the website; you will need to access the website through the campus network (or use the university proxy if you want to access from home).

    if possible use a the university email when you order.
  5. AndyK macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2008
    I got my MB over the phone with student discount as well, but I gave my university ( email address from the outset so it probably wasn't required for them to ask for anything further since it's impossible to get a with out being enrolled at a university.

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