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    Apple Purchase Plan

    I am lead to beleive that Apple have a purchase plan to allow school staff
    to purchase apple devices i.e. ipads, ipods etc interest free over 1,2 or 3 years.

    Has anybody done this and possibly give me some information on how to set the agreement up.

    Cheers in advance,
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    Apple Education & Student Discount - Apple Store (UK) - thats the place for education on their store, you might also get deals like we do where our LEA have an agreement with a distributor to allow us to purchase the devices at a discount from the normally unshiftable apple prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    Apple Education & Student Discount - Apple Store (UK) - thats the place for education on their store, you might also get deals like we do where our LEA have an agreement with a distributor to allow us to purchase the devices at a discount from the normally unshiftable apple prices
    Has anyone looked at that Apple Edu Store and price items up its the same price on the items I tried last night that brand new retail from the normal Apple store are! Typical Apple Grrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Has anyone looked at that Apple Edu Store and price items up its the same price on the items I tried last night that brand new retail from the normal Apple store are! Typical Apple Grrrr
    They don't offer Edu discount on some items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    They don't offer Edu discount on some items.
    Should that be most items.... Apple certainly know how to pile on the Apple Tax...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    They don't offer Edu discount on some items.
    What item is discounted as iPad, iMac and Macs i looked at for interest were all the same price as Edu or Retail Must be the cables or iPhone fixit cases, sorry bumpers they can do cheap

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    They used to discount hardware. I think they still do if you purchase through the university links.

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    I think what you are looking for is a leasing scheme. Apple don't do it directly but they have a number of partners that do. We got 1200 iPads at 20 a month for two years then 50 final payment. This included insurance, apple care, 25 iTunes Credit and Case.

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    @MacGeek Which reseller did you get that deal from?

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    Apple offer up to 15% discount on Macbook's /iMacs/ Mac Mini and usually the case especially form an Apple retail store is you get a % discount of accessories apple care etc when you buy them with Mac hardware. We found you get better prices on iPods/iPads/iPhones by going through a third party like Misco or BT for Business.

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    I phoned the business number for our local Apple store and they seemed quite keen to help. I was asking about iPods and iPads and the salesman said they would match any other offers and if we were buying in bulk, he would put together a quote, which he implied would be discounted from the standard price.

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    They are obviously upping there game as they want the business. See what you can get out of them it would be interesting to see the discount they offer.

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    If you speak to the business manager at a branch then you will get more from them, they matched our quote from a reseller last time. Though when someone got a quote for 600 iPads, then gave us 2% off only but then claimed the VAT was part of the discount...

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    Oddly, last time we bought Apple Macs, PCWorld was the cheapest of any of our suppliers.

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