WTF...huge discrepancy in Apple Education Pricing

daneoni

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This is the education price list in the UK but NO EDUCATION SITES are currently displaying this prices and yes these prices include VAT.

I'd sure like to get a Mac Pro for £1330, a 20" iMac for £799, a Cinema Displa for £414 or a BlackBook for £823.

Anyone have an explanation for this?, only one i can think of is this is for actual institutions and not students?
 

OnceUGoMac

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You see at the top where it says "UK Education Institution Price List"? What's so confusing about that?
 

vendettabass

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Im at the Uni of salford, and the education page (where you need university internet to access) isnt working!! it says something about unauthorised access!

is it working for everyone else?
 

Sesshi

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I for one object to this most vehemently. Responsible business people should be offered at least the same level of discount as scuzzy students, most of whom will blow any savings thus gained in boozers.
 

RedTomato

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I looked through that entire bloody list, and maybe I'm blind but there seems to be no macbook pros listed in it?

And why are there so many ipod accessories? Why would an insititution want to buy ipod junk?
 

daneoni

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I looked through that entire bloody list, and maybe I'm blind but there seems to be no macbook pros listed in it?

And why are there so many ipod accessories? Why would an insititution want to buy ipod junk?
Yeah that is weird.
 

daneoni

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You see at the top where it says "UK Education Institution Price List"? What's so confusing about that?
In the US, "institutions" have their own small store on the Apple store online, where students/teachers buy stuff. So i thought the prices here meant they were for institutions including their students and teachers.

It might be clear cut but it can be easily misinterpreted.
 

daneoni

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Students get ~8% and institutes get 2x that i.e. ~16% discount
Also easily confused, i went to my local store to get AppleCare and the guy said 17% discount for education and proceeds to give me only 8%. Sometimes they even slash it to 6%. Go figure
 

WildCowboy

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In the US, "institutions" have their own small store on the Apple store online, where students/teachers buy stuff. So i thought the prices here meant they were for institutions including their students and teachers.
The US has separate EDU stores for individuals and institutions. You need to be an authorized purchasing agent to enter the institutional store.

Also easily confused, i went to my local store to get AppleCare and the guy said 17% discount for education and proceeds to give me only 8%. Sometimes they even slash it to 6%. Go figure
EDU individual prices for AppleCare are usually closer to 30% off (except for the Mac Pro, which is 20%). What AppleCare were you buying? Something doesn't sound right here.
 

Willis

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I USED to be able to acess the HE store through NUS, but since they now charge you to have the card to do so, I can only view the standard Edu pricing (which is exactly the same as my Mcdonalds employee discount)
 

daneoni

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The US has separate EDU stores for individuals and institutions. You need to be an authorized purchasing agent to enter the institutional store.



EDU individual prices for AppleCare are usually closer to 30% off (except for the Mac Pro, which is 20%). What AppleCare were you buying? Something doesn't sound right here.
AppleCare for iPods, 30%?!?, i wish.
 

davidjearly

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I USED to be able to acess the HE store through NUS, but since they now charge you to have the card to do so, I can only view the standard Edu pricing (which is exactly the same as my Mcdonalds employee discount)
No, you can still access this store without an NUS Extra card. The Apple Edu discount is in line with the Higher National Agreement here in the UK. You DO NOT have to pay for this privilege. The only difference now is NUS are so full of BS that they no longer offer a link to Apple's NUS store on their site.

The link wasn't even in the 'NUS Extra' section of their site last time I checked either.

David

The US has separate EDU stores for individuals and institutions. You need to be an authorized purchasing agent to enter the institutional store.



EDU individual prices for AppleCare are usually closer to 30% off (except for the Mac Pro, which is 20%). What AppleCare were you buying? Something doesn't sound right here.
The UK also has seperate stores for Education Individuals and Institutions, and it is then broken down further for individuals, depending on what level of education you are in. Things like Apple's NUS store are different entirely and this link is not available publicly or even mentioned on Apple's site.

You have to be a member of an NUS affiliated HE institute to be aware of this. Unless, of course, some jackass posts the link in a forum for every other person to use (this has been done here before).

David
 

WildCowboy

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Apparently its not. Might ask them next time though
Well that's what it is in the online Apple Stores...looks like you got ripped off by someone telling you you were getting the student discount when you weren't. :(

(I know...it's not a lot of money, but it's the principle of it.)