1. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Last summer BestBuy offered the $100 off a MacBook Pro, Air or iMac for students. Anybody have any insite if this will be offered again this year? Was last year the first year for it?
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    05-06-2013 01:49 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Best Buy this weekend past had $150.00 off no matter who you were.
    05-06-2013 02:06 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Apple also usually offers back-to-school specials during July/August but you can still probably get a better deal from a reseller.
    05-06-2013 03:21 PM
  4. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    Best Buy this weekend past had $150.00 off no matter who you were.
    $150 off the retail price or $150 off their prices which are already lower?
    05-06-2013 03:33 PM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    $150 off the retail price or $150 off their prices which are already lower?
    Off the retail price if I am not mistaken but Apple.com also has a student pricing section where you put in your zip code and it will pull up a list of schools in your area that you can get a student discount anytime.
    05-06-2013 04:30 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    $150 off the retail price or $150 off their prices which are already lower?
    BestBuy was offering $150 off their going rate on all Macs... it was billed as a 2-day sale... not sure how long it will last... but this is different from the Back To School Discount/deal which is different from the Student Discount.

    Retail store discounts are typically available from various brick/mortar stores and online retailers. Conditions and sale items are completely at the discretion of the retailer.

    The Back to School deal is $100 iTunes gift card with the purchase of a qualifying Mac. This is only available from Apple.com, Apple retail stores and Apple phone sales. As Karen stated, it’s typically available in the mid- to late-summer months leading up to the "back to school" shopping season. It also may require a valid student ID.

    The Student Pricing is a completely different pricing structure (basically $100 off qualifying Macs). This is only available from Apple.com, Apple retail stores, Apple phone sales, and qualifying university bookstores. In all cases is requires a valid college/university student ID *.

    Typically, the two Apple deals (Back to School and Student Pricing) can be used together to score bigger savings. To my knowledge, the third party Apple retailers do not typically honor either discount.

    * Apple will generally take your "word" that you are a student for either Apple.com or telephone sales. They typically do want to see a valid student ID in the Apple retail stores - at least that’s been my experience. And yes, I still have a valid university student ID...
    05-06-2013 07:22 PM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    Buying through the education discount at Apple doesn't require you provide either student or faculty ID. It's a trust issue. The educational discounts are minimal though...but at least they're something.
    05-06-2013 08:55 PM
  8. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I'm hoping they bring back the BestBuy deal from last summer. I got a MacBook Pro for less than 1100. Stupidly I returned it and am looking for possiy another.
    05-07-2013 12:40 AM
  9. spark032207#WN's Avatar
    Buying through the education discount at Apple doesn't require you provide either student or faculty ID. It's a trust issue. The educational discounts are minimal though...but at least they're something.
    I picked my MBP up at an Apple Store (after ordering online), and they asked me to show a student ID. Wasn't asked when I bought my iPad. Strange, huh?
    05-08-2013 09:40 PM
  10. jclisenby's Avatar
    I've seen them ask sometimes, but more often they just process the transaction and don't worry about it. It's hit or miss. If you're not a student and don't have your student ID, just skip trying to get the discount.


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    05-08-2013 09:43 PM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Funny story (some what relevant)...i went to the Apple store to get my first Macbook Pro back in 2008 i believe it was...and asked for the student discount, the lady that was ringing me up asked if i had my student ID on me and i said "Yup!" and flashed her my federal building clearance credentials i had just received the day before (it has a pic with a bunch of writing small on it) and she goes "Thanks!" and gave me the discount.

    I felt bad for about 5sec. then realized i saved a decent little piece of change for no reason, lol.
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    05-08-2013 09:50 PM
  12. eastbayrae's Avatar
    My corporate discount is minimal on them. There isn't much in the way if discounts unless its on outgoing hardware.


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    05-10-2013 03:35 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    My corporate discount is minimal on them. There isn't much in the way if discounts unless its on outgoing hardware.


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    Typically the student discount on Macs is $100-$200 depending on the model/price point. My corporate discount rate is 8% and typically applies to all items. I’ve used it on an AppleTV and an Airport Express (each list price of $99), all the way up to my Mac Mini ($699). In Arizona, it’s almost covers the sales tax (8% discount vs 9.1% sales tax).
    05-10-2013 04:44 PM
  14. Alli's Avatar
    I picked my MBP up at an Apple Store (after ordering online), and they asked me to show a student ID. Wasn't asked when I bought my iPad. Strange, huh?
    Usually you can't even pick stuff up at the store when using your educational discount, so I'm doubly surprised.
    05-11-2013 09:15 AM
  15. Fausty82's Avatar
    Usually you can't even pick stuff up at the store when using your educational discount, so I'm doubly surprised.
    Not sure what the OP or you mean by "picked up".

    Two of my kids have purchased laptops (one MBP, one MBA) at my Apple store using my student ID. I also went with a friend to get a MBP for his son who was starting college, using his student ID. Just tell the sales person that you are a student and do the deed. In the stores they have always asked to see the ID card... though Sean's story made me chuckle...

    I have not heard of anyone buying online for local pickup with a student discount, but it would seem to me to be a pretty straight forward transaction... I can’t imagine that it would be a hassle of any kind - in my experience, 99.9% of all transactions at the Apple store are straight forward and uneventful.
    05-11-2013 09:37 AM

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