Using British Student ID in American Apple Store

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nun, May 21, 2011.

  1. Nun macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Do you think I would be successful if I attempted to use my Student ID from a British university in an Apple store to get the Educational Discount or would I have to provide more info?
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    You'd probably be able to get away with it. It's worth a try, either way...
  4. Nun thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    It's not exactly special, just a card with the university name and my photo/course on it. What would make them think it was legit?
  5. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    they're not gonna ask WHERE the university is...

    i remember i walked in and told them i wanted the student discount.. the guy didn't even ask for my ID and he let me and my buddy (who's not a student) get the discount. this was the 1st day the unibodies came out. :eek:
  6. Nun thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Do you know how much the 13" MBP's are over there with an Educational Discount?
  7. fibrizo macrumors 6502


    Jan 23, 2009
    Depends on the model. the base model is 1099 USD + State sales tax (0% to 8.875%) Depending on where you buy it from.

    The upgraded model of 13 inch is 1399 USD + State sales tax.

    Depending on where you go or which model you want, the best deal to take advantage of is to go to Microcenter (if there is one around) and purchase the base model for 999 USD + State sales tax, and no student ID is required.
  8. Nun thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Does anyone have any idea if I could then claim the free ipod rebate back while in the UK, given that they have a similar deal?
  9. fibrizo macrumors 6502


    Jan 23, 2009
    They would most likely give you a hard time with that. Since the mail in rebate terms and conditions are very specific as to where you buy it from. In fact it works oddly in even different states in the united states. I have driven 1 hour to go to conneticuit to buy the mbp before, because they do not allow mail in rebates in that state, and they will give you an instant rebate/discount on the ipod.
  10. Tharian macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    Technically the university rebate is only for students going to school in the same country as the rebate; eg U.S. schools.

    Still, maybe you'll find someone who doesn't care to check.

  11. ViviUO macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    You need very little proof to show them you're a student. In fact the only proof you need in the online store is knowing the name of a school. I assume in-store hasn't changed in the past couple years, either.

    Rebates will be a problem though for foreigners.
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    In store, they usually just look at the ID and say, "Ok."
  13. PT123 macrumors member

    May 19, 2011
    even in the UK??
  14. flipshot macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2007
    Hertfordshire, UK
    In the UK you have to be coming from a University network, although you can sometimes find links which get around this.
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Your university needs to be on the list of "Educational Institutions" on their US list of schools and education programs. However, this is how it's technically supposed to work. That doesn't mean it's what the Apple Store employees will tell you. They may let you have the discount. You just need to go in and find out, and see if they let you go. ;)
  16. mac00l macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    You can't, they'll send you a check by mail, to an US-only address.
  17. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    The more important question is, are you going to be buying this with a credit card that has a US address? They may wonder about that and a potential education discount.
  18. EightmanVT macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2011
    I'd be you'll be fine - we still like the Brits - even though they talk a lot. Now if it's a French uni - that may not fly. :)

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