View Full Version : no more educational discounts

19th May 2004, 11:16 PM
I went on apple.com.au today to show my friend my new powermac g4, which i got a for a low edu price about 6 months ago, and to my utter dismay i couldn't select my school from the edu section on the site, i navigated around and refreshed etc, then i couldn't even find my high school... it weird i only found the anu and the defence force acadamy? i'm confused if one of you apple guys could help me out that'd be great i'm studying full time at the Canberra institute of technology WODEN campus...

19th May 2004, 11:47 PM
My dad (who is a teacher) rang up to order some DVD's (because his school is not on the web site - and never has been) - anyway, he was told that if his school was not on the list, it did not exist... WTF?

I wonder where my dad has been going for over ten years???

20th May 2004, 11:20 AM
I just use the "browse only" option to check the edu pricing. I'd check with a local Apple centre what the deal is. However, I don't remember the site listing more than a few schools in the ACT, though I could be wrong.

20th May 2004, 12:14 PM
I wonder whether it is simply the sheer number of schools in Australia that limits the list to a selected few.

Mind you, who makes the selection and how is an interesting question to ponder.

I'm sure if you're a student, and can prove it, you'll still be able to receive the discount.

I bl**dy well hope so, anyway! :lol:

20th May 2004, 12:22 PM
If you are a student and can supply documents proving that, then you should be OK to recieve the discount if you go into an Apple reseller. Thats what I plan to do when picking up my new PB. I emailed the stoe first and they said it would be fine.

good luck! :)

20th May 2004, 12:39 PM
Oh crap...my uni's gone too. :( WTF is Apple thinking? :(

Edit - Found it..thank god.

20th May 2004, 01:24 PM
Students that study at institutions do not automatically receive educational discounts. That institution must have made a formal agreement with Apple. So the schools that are included aren't a random list.

The list on the AppleStore is confusing though. The lesson: call up a Apple Education specialist and speak with a real person. You may just get a real answer :)

20th May 2004, 03:25 PM
Murdoch Uni is still there :D

21st May 2004, 07:22 PM
I was confused by this as well. I could sort of find my uni on the website. They list Monash University, however specify it is the "Art & Design" school, not the whole uni. However when I bought at ComputersNow I just gave them my student card and they photocopied that.

I have a relative that wants to buy an iMac and wants to know if I could use my student card to get them the discount. I guess if we did that it would be under my name? Is there a limit as to how much you can buy per year?

21st May 2004, 07:31 PM
It goes as follows, one portable and one desktop per student account per year. Or so I'm told.

22nd May 2004, 08:58 AM
Is that Financial year, Calender year or 12 months from last purchase?

reason I ask is because mate of mine wants to get a Mac, I have converted him! :)

Was going to try and get him edu discount with my card. But, I just got the iBook for myself around Aug 2003.


22nd May 2004, 11:21 AM
Hey, I hope this helps it can be found under the terms & conditions on the Edu' Store.

2.2 To be eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education and to qualify for special education prices, you must be:

* a full time or part time student aged 18 or over with a current student union card or student identification card and studying at an Apple University Consortium member or other Apple approved institution;
* or a lecturer or staff member at an Apple University Consortium member;
* or a teacher or lecturer working at an Apple approved and registered education establishment within Australia;
* purchasing Product for your own personal, education and/or research use.

You can purchase one (1) desktop and/or one (1) notebook per academic year.

Enjoy, esp. seeing as you said Aug' 2003, so that means go for it!

22nd May 2004, 11:29 PM
The Apple Center I got my iBook from took my word for it when I just told them over the phone that I was a student. Truthfully I am a fulltime student. I go to TAFE, but the TAFE college I go to is not an Authorised Apple user thingy. Its not in the edu sites database. But a previous college I went to is. I told them this over the phone. The guy just said if a TAFE college is on the site, then all TAFE branches are included....logical yes, but according to the Apple Policy, not ideal.

I got the edu price and the 3 yr edu Applecare stuff.

No proof was asked from me.