What gives with pricing on PSUs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by synth3tik, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    I just went to the Apple store to get another power supply for my MBP. I noticed that there is an $8 discount for the MB PSU for students, but the MBP PSU is still $79. Why do you all think there is no student discount for the MBP PSU? There are plenty of students (myself included) that NEED the MBP for school. I mean $8 is not all that much, but still, it's just odd.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Meh, Apple provides many student discounts already. And you really don't need a second PSU, to be honest. Apple's discounts are a courtesy to you as well as a marketing technique. They work on the average. If it's a big deal to you, then you could certainly respond with your wallet. Or you could contact them. But I don't think you (or I... since I'm also a student) are justified in feeling particularly entitled to a discount.
     
  3. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    While I agree that students aren't entitled to discounts, it's pretty common really and as you said it's a marketing technique. Apple has decreased it's student discounts a lot eh. No more iPod discounts and the iLife/iWork discounts have decreased. Hopefully Leopard will still carry the same student discount Tiger does.
     
  4. synth3tik thread starter macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    Well, I am not upset at all about it really, I mean it is just an $8 difference. I just thought it was odd that they had it for the MB just not the MBP. At least though this way I can just pick up the PSU from an Apple Reseller 2 blocks from my house since there is no discount anyway.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply you were...I'm just saying I think those are your major recourses. I guess Apple is having a hard time maintaining an image as a desirable, premium product and also offering educational discounts that were once premised on the idea that if you hooked them with price early, they would be stuck with you.
     

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