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drizzy
13th June 2010, 06:38 AM
Using the education discount (the -$100 Apple offers to students), I'll be purchasing a MBP today.

However, I'm unsure if places like DSE, Harvey Norman and the likes, will be offering the student's discount on their current price.

DSE has offered their MBP for $2200, so, do you think it will be possible to get it for $2100?

Or, is it only possible to get a discount if buying from an apple store; both the online and the actual place?

Thanks.

DebB
13th June 2010, 07:01 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but when I got my MBP at the education price I had to either buy it from an on campus apple dealer or online. And the saving was more than $100, though it was a couple of years ago now. I bought mine online. Make sure you enter the 'education' part of the site, where you have to specify what type of education person you are, and for uni students, identify your uni.

DeKa
13th June 2010, 08:09 AM
DebB is right - on line or Apple Store only for Education discount.

One thing to note ... if Dick Smith or JB are having one of their "10% off Apple" sales, this is usually a bigger discount than the Education discount.

Jordan M
13th June 2010, 09:30 AM
Some stores also will match the price whilst they dont officially offer the discount through Apple.

I have heard of David Jones, DSE and JB Hifi all doing this.

robomac
13th June 2010, 11:59 AM
Yeah a lot of stores will match the discount if you show your student card. Would be silly to pass on a sale even if they won't be making as much profit.

feeze
13th June 2010, 05:26 PM
However, I'm unsure if places like DSE, Harvey Norman and the likes, will be offering the student's discount on their current price.

DSE has offered their MBP for $2200, so, do you think it will be possible to get it for $2100?
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The easiest way to find out is to ask the store. The worst they'll do is say no at which that point you decline the purchase.

Being in a university supported country city it is amazing how many business will do student deals. The thing is they don't advertise it, so you always have to ask.

icant
13th June 2010, 07:06 PM
Actual purchase experience Not a student.

Lowest end MacBook Pro 15”
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Retail/online price: $2200
Education online price: $2100
“Applestore on campus” online price: $2060

On a given day, JB-Hifi should do $2100 without much/any bargaining. I’m not much of a bargainer, and I got this at 2 stores by asking for a discount. Serious bargainers could (I’m guessing) get more. This is without muddying the waters with accessories, Applecare, cases/bags, MS Office, iWork, JB-Hifi warranty etc.

On a 10% off day at either JB or Dick Smith (rare, but it happens), either store will be $2200 * 90% = $1980. Remember to try to price match at either store + Myer + David Jones.

This is in Sydney.

(This is just one model. It could vary with the other MacBook Pro models.)

idiesel
14th June 2010, 10:49 AM
IME you don't have to wait for a 10% off sale to get 10% off Apple computers. Many places are willing to get a sale and 10% off is not a big discount as far as most CE goods are concerned...but that seems to be pretty standard for Apple

thats awesome
14th June 2010, 06:17 PM
“Applestore on campus” online price: $2060


Where did you get that quote from?


IME you don't have to wait for a 10% off sale to get 10% off Apple computers. Many places are willing to get a sale and 10% off is not a big discount as far as most CE goods are concerned...but that seems to be pretty standard for Apple


It does indeed seems that most people are able to walk into the JB/DSE type stores and get 10% off quite easily.

I've never tried it myself however with the next mac purchase I might be inclined to do so.

icant
14th June 2010, 07:10 PM
Where did you get that quote from?


Apple On Campus - Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/au-hed/browse/home/aoc)

The_Hawk
14th June 2010, 07:24 PM
While they don't always do it, both of our current MBP's were bought from DSE at 10% off because I asked nicely :D Both less than education price.

The first was with no sales being on, the second was *just* after Myer finished a 10% off sale (on the Sunday) and I asked DSE to match (the now finished) sale price. In both cases I didn't even have to go to a second store.