When can I buy my MBP with employee discount?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kculloton, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. kculloton macrumors member

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    Hello

    My Uncle works for Apple Inc. and I was about to buy my 2.4 Ghz mbp tonight with his 20% employee discount when it said it wasn't available for him to buy. Is it because it hasn't even been a week since the update of the MBP line? or what? Does anyone know when they will be available through employee discounts? Thanks...
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Why don't you ask your uncle, shouldn't he know ?
     
  3. mainomega macrumors 6502

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    yea seriously
     
  4. kculloton thread starter macrumors member

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  5. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    What does he do at apple?
     
  6. Illicit macrumors 6502

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    no clue with apple, but from my experience with the Sony Store, employees will be able to buy newly released products within 2 wks of its release using their discount, give or take 1-2 days.
     
  7. heySparky macrumors regular

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    Is there a restriction on how often he can buy a new computer? Educational buyers are limited to one new unit per year.
     
  8. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    Solution:

    Have your uncle ask his human resources or benefits person.
     
  9. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

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    A friend of mine used to work for Apple Canada. She got one 25% discount per year, and I think 4 15% discounts per year. Once she used those, she couldn't use any more until the end of the year. Apple U.S. might structure its employee discounts differently. If your uncle has bought a lot from Apple in the last year, that might be why it doesn't work.

    OTOH, maybe it just isn't usable for brand new products which they already have difficulty keeping in stock.
     
  10. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    use the search - iirc there's a thread about a former apple specialist and he mentioned employee discount.
     

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