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MacBook Air M1 from $1,294.70, Mac Mini M1 from $977.90, iMac M1 from $1,755.60 @ AOC Apple Education Store

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Credit to skido
This is the Apple Education store for AOC AU Australian Education Union. Price is cheaper than your regular Apple EPP
You do not have to provide student ID or anything related to AOC, just check out normally.
Sadly, iPad & XDR display's prices are still the same

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    Can it be price matched at officeworks?

    • +4 votes

      Nah, called up and they said they can't price match edu store prices

      • -6 votes

        Why not?

      • +3 votes

        weird, edu price match was fine according to 2 Officeworks places I called recently.

        I ended up buying from apple because it was impossible to get OW price match on a weekend while in lockdown.

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    Is there a catch buying from this store if you're not a member?

  • +4 votes

    Just used this link from skido and $1100 of 5% discounted gift cards to get the Air M1 for $1240. :)

    • +1 vote

      Ditto, great price!

    • +2 votes

      Where do you get your 5% off cards?

      • +1 vote

        I just used this deal

      • +1 vote

        My employer has a rewards gateway with access to some discount gift cards. :)

  • +6 votes

    Wow. It's cheaper than the refurb units that Apple sells.

  • +2 votes

    WOW, that is cheap. A MacBook Air I bought recently through my work's Apple EPP store that cost $1972 (8/7 Core, 16GB, 512GB) only costs $1813 on this education store. Wish I'd known about this!

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      I thought the 512GB version of the MBA came with an 8 core GPU.

      • +3 votes

        You can spec the 8/7 core one to have 512gb.
        The base 8/8 core is 512gb, and is about $80 more than the 8/7 core

  • +5 votes

    Some guy commented on the other thread that apple will audit you and you might be asked to pay the difference.

    • -1 vote

      yeah and he said it's a random check so hopefully you are not so unlucky
      Worse case scenario you can just cancel the order

      • +1 vote

        Eligibility criteria is outlined in the T&C's here. They may cancel orders,

        We may require evidence of your eligibility. We reserve the right to cancel some of or part of your order if we become aware that you are not a student, teacher or lecturer as set out above or if your purchases are not for your own personal, education, or research use. If we cancel your order in these circumstances, we will inform you in writing and refund any money that you may have paid.

    • +3 votes

      Worth rolling the dice I reckon. ;)

    • +7 votes

      Ask you to pay the difference 😂

      Or what, put a bounty on your head?

      You reckon Apple are that fastidious? No chance

      • +1 vote

        Jail time for anyone caught. 😂

        • +1 vote

          Good luck to Apple for pursuing that legal case

          • -4 votes

            @JutakuHome:

            Good luck to Apple for pursuing that legal case

            Trivial stuff. They send your details, which you gave them, and the terms and conditions you contractually agreed to, to a debt collector. The debt collector chases the money or ruins your credit rating. Good luck with that.

            • -1 vote

              @1st-Amendment: Tell the judge that the dept collector has no contract with you! Pay the $9 for a company search and direct the court to his personal house under the directors guarantee. If issues persist report to all federal agencies. Expect some enemies though!

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                @payless69:

                Tell the judge that the dept collector has no contract with you

                They buy the debt from Apple at a discount, or some other arrangement.

                However, I doubt it would come to this considering how disorganised Apple's ecommerce systems are.
                It was Apple's responsibility to prevent ineligible customers from access to an EPP system in the first place.

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                  @DoctorCalculon: Correct but still wise to use a burner email, phone and debit card. So that way you can still get system upgrades.

      • +12 votes

        They could ban/close your Apple ID, which may or may not be a big deal for people. If you have a lot of purchases on it, that might be a pain.

        • +4 votes

          No need to purchase with main AppleID

        • +3 votes

          What would Apple gain from doing that but? If they deny your sale chances are you pay the extra 10% still. If they revoke your access to everything your digital library, cloud services etc then there’s a good chance you’re going to look at another platform.

          Is there reported cases of Apple actually doing this to people claiming academic discounts?

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            @Smigit: I HIGHLY doubt they’d have any legal grounds to do this, nor care enough to do so either

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              @JutakuHome: If apple can give 10-15% off, trust me, they make HUGE margins on their stuff.

              You don't have a few billion in cash in the bank because you make low margins. Whereas most people or businesses barely have $2k-20k in the bank.

        • -1 vote

          Same with Paypal if you do not give in to their fraud they will refuse to allow you to deal with them. Small loss and worth informing fed. authorities! Australia will be fine without Paypal!

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            @payless69:

            Australia will be fine without Paypal

            I am really curious to know what you think is a good alternative platform to PayPal, and one that is widely used by all merchants?

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              @DoctorCalculon: Told all my sellers too bad, it is my money and they sit on their stock. Better times for AliExpress and Bangood!

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        Couldn't they (profanity) up your apple store / icloud access or something?

    • +3 votes

      and you might be asked to pay the difference.

      LOL… Just reply a polite "no…"

  • +9 votes

    $260 to upgrade ram from 8gb to 16gb. Wow

    • +6 votes

      ridiculous

    • +1 vote

      Yeeeeep.
      Given that RAM is basically the reason most regular users would need to upgrade their M1 Mac in coming years, they want to get your new PC's profit upfront.

      All that said, you would have to be crazy not to buy it with 16GB, unless you plan to sell and buy a new one each year.

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      On that note though, buying through Apple you do get discounted rates on built to order modificationsusing their academic purchasing. The discount might not be as good as elsewhere for a base build, but it might be the better option if you can get a non standard build that better suits your needs.

  • +1 vote

    These are going for $750 USD at the moment at Best Buy for students

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      Can Oz students buy it? I'm considering it

      • +1 vote

        Also keen to know if this is something Oz students can do?

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      I just had a look at the Best Buy website and they are currently $900 for students, a $100USD saving. Am I looking at the right one?

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        There is an extra discount for students only. Google it, I read about it this morning.

  • +2 votes

    nearly bought one but read that it can only drive one external display :(

    • +2 votes

      yeah it's a deal breaker for a lot of people. You will need a displaylink adapter to use 2 monitors
      Mac Mini doesn't have this issue though

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      You can use a super ultra wide monitor (32:9). This is very convenient especially if it has PD USB C, a single cable connects the equivalent of two 1440p screens and power. Philips, Samsung, Acer, Asus have these in 49in.

      • +1 vote

        That's what I do. If you want to get the high refresh rate though you need to be picky with what USBC hub you get. The best compromise I can find so far is one which only has 10/100 Ethernet but supports the high refresh rates.

      • +1 vote

        those sound very expensive.

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          The monitors which use USB C? Not that expensive but there is a premium over say just a HDMI monitor.

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          $1500+, everyone should get one! /s

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      It can drive two external displays, so long as you have a MST dongle, or the monitor has DisplayPort Downstream pass-through. Something like this will do for an MST dongle: https://www.startech.com/en-au/audio-video-products/mstcdp12...

      Yes you can purchase three output MST dongles, however the M1 GPU only supports three displays total, so you're unlikely to get that to work.

      • +2 votes

        Just a heads up that macOS doesn't support MST to get multiple displays on one cable (or use multiple displays with a MST hub) - you only get display mirroring at best.

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          Thanks, that's good to know. I swear I've had this working under macOS, although I will admit I usually only run Windows 10 on my Work provided MacBook Pro. I thought this would be a no brainer, given Apple seem to spearhead everything Thunderbolt. Weird omission…

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            @joshau: According to people who have tried it, it works on Mac hardware under Windows but not macOS - a software limitation as far as we can tell :/

            Thunderbolt is great until you look at the price of the monitors, cables, accessories…

        • +1 vote

          Yeah Apple would prefer you daisy chain via thunderbolt to extend screens. Rather limiting choice IMHO.

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      AirPlay and Sidecar w/ iPads works on top of the external display, which makes it passable versus a complete deal breaker for me

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      Could that be due to the fact that Apple wants us to use an iPad or Macbook next to the desktop plus a remote control (iPhone)?

  • +2 votes

    Will the shopback 4% gift cards work on this store as a payment method? https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/641757

    Still deciding between the 13" or 16" MBP, hm…

    • +1 vote

      NVM just realised the 16" MBP is intel only, pass..

  • +5 votes

    Anyone here burned from Flexgate?

    Oddly they have a recall on MBP 2016 13 inch, but the MBP 13 inch 2017 and MBP 15inch 2016/17 which has the exact same hardware design is exempted. Lawsuits going on in America still. $1K just to fix a bloody ribbon issue.

    Seems like Apple can get away with crappy design decisions these days (butterfly keyboard anyone?) and still get the customer base.

    • +4 votes

      Apple has always gotten away with this, they've had numerous class action lawsuits or recalls for poorly designed components in the past.

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        Seems to be the case!

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      I think the suit got tossed as they had an opportunity to access a repair program and then others were way past extended warranty.

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    They should just sell these devices as shells for M1 😄

  • +9 votes

    Mac Pro Workstation, fully loaded for just A$82,473.19, also 0% interest for 6, 12 or 24 months (Min. spend applies)

    • +14 votes

      What advantages does this computer have over, say… a train? Which I could also afford.

      • +1 vote

        ** yoink! **

      • +3 votes

        …..gently massages your buttocks.

  • -2 votes

    price match and use discounted gift cards for further discount :)

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      price match

      Officeworks won't P/M EPP stores. Maybe JB or TGG.

  • +3 votes

    Without using discounted gift cards:

    Normal EDU discount for a custom 13" M1 MBP ~ 7%
    AOC EPP discount ~ 11%

  •  

    Do you think these will come down anymore with the upcoming release of MacBooks later this year? Trying to decide if should pull trigger for a primary school kid transitioning to high school next year now or wait……any help appreciated.

    • +7 votes

      The new releases are likely the larger MB Pro's, so I dont see a price reduction on the Air until the next version of the Air comes out.

    • +1 vote

      Have you spoken to the school if they offer devices? Usually schools offer discounted devices with Apple care on top

      • -1 vote

        'usually' lol
        I gather you send your kids to a private school.

        • +1 vote

          Nope, it is a public school.

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        Yes, they offer PC devices that seem a bit inflated In price to what the specs are involved. I’m hoping I can buy one device to last the entire high school journey…. Or is that not possible, anyone in this department?

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          My experience with ThinPad T series is that with minimal care they just won't die. 👍

    • +1 vote

      This is also my situation - decided that it isn't going to get much (if any) cheaper than $1240, so I pulled the trigger.

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      They probably won't update the MacBooks till next year, and I reckon they'll be more expensive. The M1 range will most likely stick around as the "entry level" option for a few years at the current price point, or maybe slightly cheaper. For a school student, the current M1 MBA is a great buy.

      The upcoming M1X MacBook Pros coming later this year will cost a lot more.

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    Would JB hifi possibly price match these prices?

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      they do price match with regular EPP if you can provide your student ID
      for this AOC EPP I guess you might need to prove you are a union member

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        what is AOC?

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          I think it's Apple on Campus

          • +6 votes

            @Danny N: Here I was thinking it's Australian Olympic Committee. 😂

            • +2 votes

              @xoom: I thought it was the monitor company 😂

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              @xoom: with AOC's fat cheques they don't need discount, they get premium for everything.