Educational discount questions

smeet

Logician
So I'm all set to order myself a Mac Pro.
My wife teaches, so I wanted to get the machine using her educational discount. Would there be a problem getting the machine using my apple ID but using her name for the discount? Are there any reasons I would NOT want to get the machine using the educational discount?

Also, how and when does the online Apple store ask for proof of educational affiliation? She does not have an ID card from the school, but she has a letter on school letterhead saying that she is indeed a teacher there.

Thanks!
 

smeet

Logician
Solved!

Cool, got it resolved, thanks for your help Eddie.

For anybody that is interested, the deal is that somebody in your household must be a student, teacher or staff. Then you go to the web store and click "education store" and enter the name of the school. Then go ahead and place your order, preferably with the ship-to name being the person affiliated with the school. Apple may or may not call (either you or the school I think) to validate whether you are actually eligible.
 

VerbalVigilante

New Member
Hi Guys,

I lecture part-time at a university here in the UK, do you know whether that would qualify me for the discount? I'll give the support guys a call on Monday I reckon.

Cheers
Dave
 

smeet

Logician
Apple can tell you for sure obviously, but I think that if when asked, the university will say that you teach there, then you are eligible for the discount. Just remember that software bought with the ed discount is not upgradable, so maybe you only want to buy hardware this way.
 

VerbalVigilante

New Member
Good stuff, I went for the MacPro 8 Core. Not arriving for a couple of weeks, but that gives me time to source some cheaper ram and HD's for it!
 
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