Educational Discount for my Brother

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  1. amardilo

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    I have been using my Mac for a few months now and since that time my younger brother has been playing with it and has decided he would also like to switch.

    He currently does not have the funds so he asked me to get him a 17" refurb iMac (old white design) which I did a few hours ago. But after that I noticed for an extra £180 I could get him a new 20" iMac via an educational discount. This to me seems like better value.

    On the Apple site it says the educational discount is for students over 18, parents and teachers. I am none of those but the machine is solely for my brother who is going to school full time (he's under 18 school). My parent won't get it for him as they don't see the difference between an Apple and a budget PC that costs £300.

    Would Apple let me get the student discount for my brother? If so could I cancel my online order now and buy the other machine?

    If it's useful both my brother and I both have the same place of residence.

    On a side note can you get an educational discount via a store?
     
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    I think if it's clear that the mac is being bought/registered for your brother then you should be OK ... you can get educational discount applied in store at the AppleStores so that might be a better bet as you can both go along together ... maybe give them a ring and check before you travel ...

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    What he said!, pick it up in store. I think they are also doing the free ipod offer still also ;)
     
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    I maganed to get down to a store and they did do the educational discount.

    So now it's all sorted. The only issue now is that I could not cancel the refurb order in time as the store went down on Friday night and when it came back up my unit was at ready to ship status.

    When I rang the online store they said it should be OK to return, so hopefully I can get a return on that sorted out too.
     
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    Refuse delivery otherwise you'll have to pay for the shipment?
     
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    I was in the Manchester store today and an advisor (behind the till) was telling this girl that due to her spending just shy of £1500 on her new mac book she now needed to apply online/by post for her refund/discount. So it seems that you buy and full price and then claim the amount back ! So its not a discount applied at purchase ! :eek: it also seems to fit all the other student discount offers that are around. ;)
     
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    I guess they've no real way of knowing if you are eligible - unless you have student id ? ... online I presume they check your ip/academic domain to ensure discount eligibility ...

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    You have to just provide 'valid' details and that is it. ;)
     
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