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Apple Educational Student Discount

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blue_maffu_202

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I want to buy a mac book and heard you can save some money using the educational discount. I'm not in school but i have several friends who are.

I'm in Canada and am wondering how much you actually save on a mac book. The canadian site requires you to use your student ID to log in before you see the prices.

If I went to the apple store all I would need to do is bring my friend and her id, right?


any help would be appreciated. thanks
 

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I'm not familiar with Canadian currency, but I've looked at the student discounts I would get, and they're very, very nice.

I got my nano as a Christmas gift, but if I didn't, I would certainly purchase it this way. ;)
 
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The educational discounts work out to approximately 10% off the normal price.

Also, depending on the educational institution in question, the student number is only validated at a basic level, so you can sign on the view the prices with just about any number. Further, the prices on the K-12 Staff educational store page are exactly the same but do not require any credentials to be entered.

Of course, actually processing an order through the store will require valid credentials.

I must also point out that technically speaking, having a friend purchase something for you is probably in violation of the specific terms of the educational discount program, but that's between you and Apple. It's also important to note that there is a limit on the quantity of items that can be purchased, and Apple does track this.

Note that iPods no longer have any educational discounts available on any of the models.
 

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To give you a firm answer:

MacBook is $1099 US for the base model.
With a college student discount, it's $1049.

Not a big deal, but the college I used has a Custom Apple Store set up by a college administrator.

Nope... did it with another college, same price. Other computers are better, though. iMac is $899, Mac Pro is $2299.

(That's $100 and $200 less, respectively)
 
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The black MacBook (standard components) retails for £999.00 for ordinary customers. By going through Apple's store for higher education (the one which you have to access through your institute's network) the same product is £850.00. That's some 15% and £150 saved, pretty good.
 

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I just checked using the K-12 staff on the Canadaian site.

The MacBook I want sells for $1449 and the discount makes it $1350.

$100 is pretty good.
 

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pohatu771 said:
To give you a firm answer:

MacBook is $1099 US for the base model.
With a college student discount, it's $1049.

Not a big deal, but the college I used has a Custom Apple Store set up by a college administrator.

Nope... did it with another college, same price. Other computers are better, though. iMac is $899, Mac Pro is $2299.

(That's $100 and $200 less, respectively)
I get 10% off with my student id. So that would be $229 off of a Mac Pro. Considering the tax is less than 10% in New York City (a place you are not in), the student discount pays for the taxes you have to pay on your purchase.
 

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Punk_Rox is in Rochester, jwc110869 is in Buffalo. Before, when my Location said "New York," people assumed I meant the city.

Tax in my county is 8%, the county I do my shopping in (since they actually have stores) is 8.25%.
 
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