Apple Education Discount In Store?

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Khanage
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I'm buying a mac for my xmas present, and I obviously want to take advantage od the education discount, as im at uni.

However, on the website it says you have to access the page whilst on your universities network, or ring a phone number.

Anyway, I want to go to an apple store to get my mac, and talk to someone about it etc etc. I live by birmingham so theres a store here, is it possible to get the discount in store, by taking a student finance letter or my student ID?

I'd do it on my unis network, but Cardiff is like 3 hours drive away and cant be arsed to go all the way down there these hols just to get a computer, and dont wanna do it on the phone as I'd like to see what im buying.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Yes it is. I got mine in store, just need proof of student status which you already have.
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Yeah, if you take in like your NUS card, you get a discount in store, would help if the Apple store said how much discount, so we could work out what ius btter,
getting a frind at college to buy it for you
getting a friend at high school to buy for you
or getting a friend who owns a business as these are all forms of discount, but no one knows which gains you the most saving.
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I did it over the phone, free to call as I get free calls to that number, didn't have to show proof or anything, it depends how you get on the phone as to if they do it or how easily lol!

If you take your NUS card you will be fine, maybe take another form of ID as well in case for whatever reason they decide to be a pain, NUS should be enough but when I rang up one of the guys was a real arse about things saying I needed to scan my passport and tell them my NI number etc..!

Get the apple care pro plan, you NEED this. Meant to be about £200, with student discount I got for £46
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(Original post by Mr-Dangerous)
Yeah, if you take in like your NUS card, you get a discount in store, would help if the Apple store said how much discount, so we could work out what ius btter,
getting a frind at college to buy it for you
getting a friend at high school to buy for you
or getting a friend who owns a business as these are all forms of discount, but no one knows which gains you the most saving.
If you want to know I can tell you what my discount was if I log on to the Apple store (I bought it direct from them)?

High School wont work as you need to be 18 to get the student discount apparently, but then the different sales people say different things..! The guy said as I was 18 in a few weeks and it was xmas he would discreetly put it through for me anyway
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(Original post by Tinsley)
If you want to know I can tell you what my discount was if I log on to the Apple store (I bought it direct from them)?

High School wont work as you need to be 18 to get the student discount apparently, but then the different sales people say different things..! The guy said as I was 18 in a few weeks and it was xmas he would discreetly put it through for me anyway
Aww okay, but im sure on the apple store theres options for high school discount, college/FE discount, university discount and business discount?
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Yes I live in Birmingham and I have asked the Apple store about this recently as I want a Mac myself for my birthday next month.

All you have to do is show your student ID. Or some sort of acceptance letter to show that you're at the uni as well.. That's what the guy said to me so yeah, take your ID with you.

Good luck!
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By the way, discount is 14%-15%..
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Aww okay, but im sure on the apple store theres options for high school discount, college/FE discount, university discount and business discount?
Not sure, my brother got a Mac when at uni and he said just ask for all the 'student discounts'. I did, and it was just what I got, didn't ask specifically where I went or anything...

Altogether I paid £1,058.81 for the higher spec 13 inch Macbook Pro, a case and the care plan. Both calculations include VAT.

Altogether they should have cost me £1368.95, so I saved £310.14 which I think is quite good, about 22.7%% saving? :p:

This is it broken down:
Laptop £859.00
Care Plan £40.00
Case £21.70

and £138.11 of tax added on at the end.

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(Original post by Mr-Dangerous)
Aww okay, but im sure on the apple store theres options for high school discount, college/FE discount, university discount and business discount?
For a basic macbook, business doesn't seem to give any discount (£799 same as normal store) high school gives about 50 quid off (£750) and university is over 100 quid off (£687) the FE/college store ain't working just now but i'd imagine about the same as the high school one.
EDIT: luckily I can remote log in to my uni's network so I can access Uni discounts from home - OP can't you just wait till you're back at uni?
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(Original post by Tinsley)
Not sure, my brother got a Mac when at uni and he said just ask for all the 'student discounts'. I did, and it was just what I got, didn't ask specifically where I went or anything...

Altogether I paid £1,058.81 for the higher spec 13 inch Macbook Pro, a case and the care plan. Both calculations include VAT.

Altogether they should have cost me £1368.95, so I saved £310.14 which I think is quite good, about 22.7%% saving? :p:

This is it broken down:
Laptop £859.00
Care Plan £40.00
Case £21.70

and £138.11 of tax added on at the end.


Thanks guys, Legends.
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(Original post by Tinsley)
Get the apple care pro plan, you NEED this. Meant to be about £200, with student discount I got for £46
Why do you NEED it? Everyone I know has managed fine without wasting their money on it...
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A cheeky another question to you apple mac'cers...

21st + Xmas pressie gives me about £1000 to buy a shiny new mac (+100 possssiibbbllleeyyy). Just wondering which to get?

It would be for uni, but however at uni I never take it anywhere it just stays in my room, so could possibly get a normal mac and not a laptop. 13inch screen laptop is cheapest but the screen is far too small for me, so its a toss up betweek 21inch mac, or 15inch laptop (however this is more expensive and maybe just outta my reach). All i'd need is a method to take my mac home during holidays. Would need iWork and maybe insurence but thats all.

All help/experiences with both appreciated!
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im bumping this post because im in pretty much the exact same situation as the guy above haha!
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If you dont need to take it out of your room then just get a iMac as they are much better for the price and very fast. Plus the big screen is better to work on or watching movies. Heres a link to show you the prices after the discount a entry level iMac is only £834.90 while the cheapest 15in Macbook pro is £1,116.65, you could get a 27in iMac for about £70 more. http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000715
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Can you do it even if you are in high school?
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I got my nus card but apple doesnt support my college. Can i still get the discount?
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(Original post by Yen Hai Nguyen)
I got my nus card but apple doesnt support my college. Can i still get the discount?
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