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    Default Query on the education discount

    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drizzy View Post
    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.

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    Actual purchase experience Not a student.

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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.)
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by icant View Post
    “Applestore on campus” online price: $2060
    Where did you get that quote from?

    Quote Originally Posted by idiesel View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thats awesome View Post
    Where did you get that quote from?
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    While they don't always do it, both of our current MBP's were bought from DSE at 10% off because I asked nicely 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.
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