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Hey guys, i have a question. I know its sort of cheating the system, but is it okay to do it? I just graduated from college and planning on buying a macbook for Law school. However, i'm not eligible for a educational discount because im CURRENTLY not in school. Can i just click "accept" on the apple website and get the educational discount. It seems like its just an honor system procedure. (Will they request a certain ID or classes I'm taking?!?) Let me know, because $100 discount for me is a big difference. Thanks guys.

OR is it okay for a friend who is in College to purchase it for me via APPLE WEBSITE?!?! But i dont really see the incentive in that...might as well do it myself...u know?!?!?
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Yes, you can do that. When you purchase online, there isn't a verification procedure.
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I even got the $100 off at a local computer store. I asked if they could match the discount so I could get it that day and they said "yup"
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my macbook is the first mac I've used since 8th grade (original iMacs back then....collect all 5 ) and I love it
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Technically, if you think about it, we're all students regardless of how old we are, as long as we learn something new everyday :black:


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I even got the $100 off at a local computer store. I asked if they could match the discount so I could get it that day and they said "yup"
You did this without an ID? I'll be buying mine soon and am enrolled but dont have an ID card as I'm only part time....
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When you purchase online, there isn't a verification procedure.
Not directly, but there is a verification process. Apple will check with the university who has the account for a student/school store with them. Then, if Apple doesn't find a match with the buyer's name on record with the school's site used to make the purchase, they can and will most likely bill you for the difference.
I know this, because someone I know once bought a PowerBook, but only after he dropped out and lost his student status. Apple did catch up with him about 2 months later and charged the difference of the discount to his credit card. They had ever right to do so, seeing that he was never eligible for the discount.
So, it comes down to the luck of the draw. Apple may audit all of the sales, or perhaps a select few. I would not advise that anyone try to "cheat the system". :black:

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just get your friends help-- still somewhat legit
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just get your friends help-- still somewhat legit
Actually no, that's not at all legit. Read the T&C for the student discount. You can't buy equipment for other people.

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Actually no, that's not at all legit. Read the T&C for the student discount. You can't buy equipment for other people.
you know- i didnt really think about that, i actually didnt read it- i was a student at the time using my own id and knew i qualified... sorry to lead you astray justin and thanks for the correction
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I am a student and I'm going to get a macbook. What I'm unsure is what Apple defines as students. I seems that only students in university are qualitified. I am a College student (in a UK sense) so do I qualify?
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I am a student and I'm going to get a macbook. What I'm unsure is what Apple defines as students. I seems that only students in university are qualitified. I am a College student (in a UK sense) so do I qualify?
Yes, depends on how old you are. If you are over 18 then you can buy via the UK website. If you are under 18 then you have to get your parents to do it for you. (I know it sucks but it's the rules).

The follwing is quoted directly from the website.

The following education individuals are eligible to purchase through the Apple Store for Education Individuals:
- a teacher, lecturer, tutor or other supervisor of students at a UK education establishment
- a student aged 18 and over with a valid student card, attending, or accepted into, a UK education establishment
- a parent purchasing on behalf of their child who is a student currently attending or accepted into a UK Higher or Further Education establishment


This is the page I got the info from.
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I read this too but what is " Higher or Further Education establishment"?
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