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    I'm not a student...but my friend is!
    So as the title states, I am currently not a student, but one of my very good friends is attending University. Can I order a MBP online and use his student ID to get the student discount? It just seems like too good of a deal to pass up. Also, which is better, 15" or 17" MBP? Thanks.

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    They dont check for anything online for a student id. You can basically pick a school and pretend to go there. I would look into the refurbs if I were you though, better discount, great product.

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    Ditto on XMARLTONX comment. I bought a new MBP last week thru the EDU store, and it never asked me for any proof. I planned on using my wifes info, since she is going to school, but Apple never asked for it.

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    i heard that they check with school system to see if the name is on there,and if its not thay charge u the difference or ask for thier discount money back and charged to ur card

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbolao23 View Post
    i heard that they check with school system to see if the name is on there,and if its not thay charge u the difference or ask for thier discount money back and charged to ur card
    LOL. Where did you hear that at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbolao23 View Post
    i heard that they check with school system to see if the name is on there,and if its not thay charge u the difference or ask for thier discount money back and charged to ur card
    I can't speak for anyone else here, but before I went back to school, I ordered several Apple edu-discounted products from the online store; none of them got "re-poed" in any shape, way, or form, even though I spoofed a school.

    Of course, now I have nothing to worry about, back in school and all.
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    Technically let your friend buy the Macbook and then give it to you as a "gift". You then give him the unrelated "gift" of the price of the Macbook. That way legally, you're clear.
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    While were at it, can we talk about how to scam other businesses as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorjay View Post
    While were at it, can we talk about how to scam other businesses as well?
    Indeed. There's a name for this: Fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbolao23 View Post
    i heard that they check with school system to see if the name is on there,and if its not thay charge u the difference or ask for thier discount money back and charged to ur card

    DATA PROTECTION ACT - They can not check without your permission.

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    Hi, I know this is a fairly old thread, but don't really know the netiquette yet about when to start a new thread.

    Was just wondering, if someone did buy the mac with a discount and passed it on to a friend, then what if something goes wrong? I mean, would the mac be 'registered' in the student's name, and therefore it's only the student that can get a refund or an upgrade or anything like that?

    I guess what I'm trying to ask, in a rather convoluted manner, is can the student just give the computer to the non-student after payment?

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    Non-ethical as it may be (if it is at all)...as long as your friend doesn't open it and turn it on, it's not registered to him/her. If you're the one who completes the initial setup and registration with your info, you're the one the warranty applies to.
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    Is it really fraud? If your child gets a discounted meal in a restaurant, you're not allowed to have a chicken finger? Nevermind... that was a really stupid comparison.

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    Like I said before, Apple doesnt check if you are a student. Even though my wife is a student, I did everything under my name. Has anyone ever been asked if they were a student?

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    I had to show a current Student I.D. when I bought my MacBook last year at the Apple store... But if you do it online, there's no proof neessary.
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