Student discount.

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  1. Kris

    Kris Active Member

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    I ordered the I5/128 from Costco, If I find that not powerful enough I want to switch back the I5/256 maybe even an I7 model. If it doesnt work out I was planning on ordering through Microsoft store, online. I myself am not a student but I have many friends that are students and they are all willing to help me get the student discount. So I guess my question is if I use one of my friends does the student discount lock the device into their name or anything like that, that I should be aware of? Yes I know this is shady, I would love to justify it but all I can say is I'm pretty much broke and the discount would help out a lot if I decided to get the I5/256 again or even get an I7 model.
     
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    You should have no problems, it doesn't register in their name.

    Try not to feel too bad. I pulled an acceptance form online from Syracuse University circa 1996. Changed the name and date with photoshop, and MS accepted it.
     
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    ok so I will need to have my friend pull up his transcript or something. Best Buy said I would just need an active edu email address....
     
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    No, I had to do that as I didn't have an active EDU account. You likely won't need anything else if you've got that already.
     
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    Not sure I'd brag about that, or even advertise it, friend.
     
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    Wasn't bragging, just trying to make someone else feel better with their own deception. I did legitimately qualify for the military discount, but that was only 5% savings vs. 10% for students.
     
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    If you are broke, don't buy new things. Very simple rule.
     
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    On MS online store just click the education link, enter your zip code and a school name you know in the area. That's it, no more. No verification.
     
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    kundas1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    can you please leave your holier than thou remarks to yourself! we don't need you to chastised the other members, if you have a problem with it then by all means don't do it, but if someone else wants to do it then they don't need to be judged nor lectured... thanks ;)
     
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    This is the Surface forum, not the goody two shoes forum.
     
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    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    At the same time... it could very well be that a couple of members are on this thread, one admitting to fraud, and the other preparing to commit it.

    Perhaps the first post might be edited to reflect a different scenario, in which a student is going to give his friend an SP3. Or something.

    Just sayin...
     
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    malberttoo Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @mwilson, please remember that wise financial advice will always be preferable to name-calling.

    Do more of the former and less of the latter.
     
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