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EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: May 07, 2006 01:21PM
I just ordered my son's iMac from Apple. Took the EDU discount for UTexas. I expected to have to send some type of proof, but it doesn't look like I do. I'm surprised.





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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: May 07, 2006 01:35PM
I noticed this when the email receipt came:

"Promotion Savings are subject to verification."

So maybe they will ask...

They are at least reserving the right to ask.





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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: papercup
Date: May 07, 2006 01:55PM
Ordered many times EDU, never asked to verify.

Honor system as far as I know.
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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: elmo3
Date: May 07, 2006 01:58PM
Edu, schmedu.

I order federal government.

And it's true. For the first 5+ months of the year, I work for Uncle Sam.



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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: May 07, 2006 03:00PM
Is the fed discount better?
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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 07, 2006 04:07PM
Been getting EDU discount since the Apple II days, never been verified.

BGnR
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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: bfd
Date: May 07, 2006 04:21PM
Better yet, visit the bookstores at major campuses. They often have deals on top of the EDU discount. You won't often get a lower price - that's set by Apple, but they will often times have attractive "add-ons".

… in a rare case, bfd got a lower price than Apple EDU on an iBook last year (it was the same $100 rebate as Amazon had going, but Amazon didn't have the EDU discount…) This was also the same time as the free iPod deal was running, so bfd availed himself of that, too. It ended up being a very inexpensive iBook …
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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 07, 2006 04:37PM
like bfd i have bought most of my new macs from amazon -- rebate + no tax + no shipping beats EDU discounts
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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: May 07, 2006 06:16PM
jdc Wrote:
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> like bfd i have bought most of my new macs from
> amazon -- rebate + no tax + no shipping beats EDU
> discounts


Only prob is you can't get BTO.
We wanted the 256 video ram and the 1G single memory stick.





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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: May 08, 2006 08:00AM
AlphaDog Wrote:
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> Is the fed discount better?

I happen to be a gov't employee and a student, so I can take advantage of whatever discount is better w/o guilt.

Using the new Intel 20" iMacs as an example and buying as an individual, it appears that the basic iMac costs $1597 the gov't store and $1599 at the Edu store.

However, goodies like extra RAM, a larger HD, and AppleCare cost significantly more at the Gov't store, making the Education store a better deal.

On iPods, the 30 and 60 GB iPods sell for $269 & $369, respectively at the Education store and $281 & $375 at the Government store.
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Re: EDU Discount: Proof needed?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: May 08, 2006 02:21PM
bfd Wrote:
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> Better yet, visit the bookstores at major
> campuses. They often have deals on top of the EDU
> discount. You won't often get a lower price -
> that's set by Apple, but they will often times
> have attractive "add-ons".
>

Not always true bfd. The University bookstore here in Reno almost always has things priced less than the online apple EDU store. Example: OS X is the same price at $69, however iLife and iWork are both only $39 here on campus but are $59 online. Also, there is no tax on purchases at the University book store, not sure why that is, but it's a nice savings of 7.375%. I don't know if that is true for machine purchases, but I'm thinking so.

~A



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/2006 02:23PM by tahoedrew.
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