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MacBook Pro - Bulk discount on MacBook Pro purchase?


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Has anyone successfully negotiated a quantity purchase through Apple? I will be tasked with spec'ing replacement laptops for our small company in a matter of a couple months. While it isn't the volume that I normally deal in (10,000-15,000 systems), I'm talking ~50 systems for our small business. Interestingly, when I try to add a quantity of systems through the refurb site, they go to full store price.

I will have a hard sell getting them to move off of PC's. Part of the "sale" to the decision makers in my company will hinge upon getting them to buy into the usefulness of VMWare Fusion. Some of our company business relies on MS development, and support, it would be hugely beneficial to have multiple VM's built for testing, etc. which is the tactic I'm going to use coming in trying to make the Apple sale.

So I'm really wondering if I can expect anything or if I shouldn't even waste my breath knowing that a PC will come in so much cheaper.
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You will need to call the Apple Store for Business at 1-800-854-3680.

They will be only ones who are able to let you know what solutions are available for you.

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Matt,

I know Apple has a number of different business programs. My company in particular has a volume purchasing program of some sort as they often buy iPods in bulk as a promotional item. In turn, all employees are also offered an "employee purchase program" site with special pricing.

I would call the number DB provided and see if you can get a quote and what your options are.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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Thanks to the Harrisburg area clan. I'll give that a shot in a couple weeks. I need to continue to "make the sale" to the decision maker. I did find the article about the fastest machine running Vista was a MBP.
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