December 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm

As someone who is in further education, (i.e. sixth form / college), I am entitled to a NUS (Students Union) discount card, which entitles me to discounts on driving lessons (used and passed), Mcdonalds (why?) and more.

Two examples which have really annoyed me is Staples (office superstore) and Apple (does it need explaining?).

Staples, went to buy a present for someone, presented my student card, then he asked me for proof that I was 18, otherwise he couldn’t apply the discount. That was really really annoying. Ok it was a cheap printer at £28, but still..

Apple, because I am sick and tired of eMac G3’s and the school doing bugger – all on replacing them, I somehow got the cash to get one. Phoned up the local Apple reseller, asked if there was education discount, he said yes, but he also said I had to be 18 to get a discount. I was like what! He also agreed it was an annoyance, but he couldn’t do anything about it, Apple policy and all that.
Yet, I can order off the Apple website (via the NUS site) and get the same discount (15%) without prompting for me to be 18 or over.

Idiocracy strike me down!

December 6, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Rant | 1 comment

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