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I figure if I keep waiting to buy, these things'll be darn-near free soon! :D

The eMac 1Ghz combo drive model is now $1275 Cdn. with a 60GB Ultra ATA drive. Now <u>that's</u> a pretty darn nice bang-for-your-buck, eh?

The 15" LCD iMac is now $1699.

Sigh... counting the twoonies, counting the loonies,...

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nice...

Cuba, the old EDU $ link is dead. Do you know if there has been an updated one??

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I wish that the folks that abuse the Educational pricing just stop it.. some many folks just get people to buy stuff for them at edu prices.. I think most companies should stop the policy... to prevent the abuses..

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OK, I will admit I am jealous.

No, tonge and check,

JEALOUS

I am jealous because I finance myself and then finance the teachers too. I work just as hard blah blah blah blah blah.

Taxes this, taxes that....
 

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I'm curious... if you think that Apple's eduation pricing is being abused, how many people do you think are doing it? Hundreds? Thousands?

This discussion about educational discounts strikes me as being a bit odd. Apples and oranges. Do businesses not get a write off on their taxes when they make a capital expenditure? Teachers, to the best of my knowledge, have no opportunity to use a computer purchase to gain a tax benefit. The educational discount can not be larger than capital expenditure deduction over 3 years (tax specialists can help me out here, please)

So, Apple, Dell, and other companies give educators, students and schools a small price break. It doesn't seem like the end of the world to me.
 

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The educational discounts are negotiated, Apple doesn't set them. Memorial University pricing is set by Campus Retail Canada, which negotiates prices for educational institutions that join. The biggest discounts percentage wise are for Apple products. Other PC's like Compaq, IBM, etc, hard drives, monitors etc are usually the same price at Futureshop/Staples/Compusmart or even more! It's because Apple pricing allows them to offer a bigger discount.
 

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stop edu prices? When was the last time you were in school? 2000$ is a lot of money, when I was a student I could live 4 months with that amount... Edu prices should even be lower. The thing they need to improve is the control over who is using it...
 

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They could keep track of how many purchases a "student" has made, and of what type. Limit the amount of purchases of just use common sense. 3 notebooks and a couple of desktops would clue them in
 

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This is on Apples shoulders.Nobody elses.I think the majority of people can agree they are overpriced.I'm happy that the release of the G5 forced down the duals to a reasonable price range for the rest of the average buyers.
I find the only thing that Apple has managed not to overcharge for is the OS.Thank god.Imagine XP prices. :rolleyes:
 

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RTC is right on the money. And his mother is a teacher, if I am not mistaken.

The Educational prices are abused.
If a school buys 10, 20, 40, 60, 80, 150, 200 machines then that is OK.

But the retired teacher getting that little extra before they leave is like downloading MP3's. Or like "buddy can you get me an education price for me so I can download pron?"
You be the judge.

Sorry if you have been with ehMac for any length of time you know my position on educational pricing.

I run my own business and work part-time for a company and get ticked off with the whole educational pricing thing.

I am pro-Apple and used correctly, to advance Canadian education, the Apple computer can advance everyones education but abuse is abuse.

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Spend the dollars like the rest of us.

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I can't wait till I get a grant for my next computer lab....

ooops, I have to pay every penny myself, and I pay tax for for the teachers. :( :( :(

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Uh... wow... didn't expect that much (or that kind) of a response...

Speaking as a dirt-poor, still-student, and one who's Tangerine iBook is getting reaaallllyyyy long in the tooth, I'm obviously not going to speak out against Educational purchase prices.

As for the issue of abuse... yeah, there are people who get others to buy for them. But nobody's buying more than one of each model (laptop / desktop / ipod) per year - Apple's education sales policy restricts buyers. That's one reason (not the only one) why I wouldn't buy a Mac for a friend using my Educational discount - I might be buying one for myself, and don't want to throw away the opportunity.

Edu pricing has also helped me to Switch people who are on faculty (who are still chanting the tired old mantra "Macs costs more than PCs"). Just this afternoon I was sitting with a prof at a lecture. He asked me how one could tell whether his HP desktop had USB 2.0 ports, or 1.1 ports. Nothing in his computer's setup info could reveal this, and his search for specs on HP's site also were useless. I naturally turned the discussion to Switching, and he really couldn't believe the Edu pricing for the eMac. We may have another convert....

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There is nothing wrong with education pricing. It sounds to me like some people are jealous they do not know a student that would be able to buy a Mac for them at a lower price. :confused:

Apple has education purchase rules in place; including limits on the number of computers a student can buy in a year.

However, the bottom line is that MY BOTTOM LINE is more important than padding Steve Jobs' pockets. If Apple would sell their units at education prices to everyone in the first place, they would sell more, period.

I have absolutely no qualms about buying a Mac at edu prices. Besides, it is not like I would be stealing it...I would be paying well over $1200 for it...which is NOTHING like downloading MP3s.

Cheers.
 
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