Discounts on Hardware and Software Purchases

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As you may know, computer software and hardware vendors offer discounts on some of their products for currently registered students and faculty of academic institutions.

Current Rutgers Law students and faculty have access to discounted products from Apple, Dell, and HP!  To take advantage of this perk, go to http://findtech.rutgers.edu. Ignore the menu on the right and click on the graphic that says Technology and for Personal Purchases. The clickable graphic now should display Apple Store, Dell Store, and MRA International Store (with the HP logo). Choose the online store that you wish to visit. You will be prompted to sign in (use your RU NetID and password), and then you will be taken to the online store that you selected. You will be able to view their products at the discounted rate.

You can get these same discounts even when you start out at the Apple Store homepage. On the Apple Store homepage, scroll all the way to the bottom, where you will see more “store” options: Under More Stores, select Education. The next page will prompt you to input your school. Whether you use “Rutgers Camden” or “08102,” you will get 3 options for this campus. Unless you are enrolled in (or working at) the School of Fine Arts, any one of the remaining two options should work for viewing and purchasing at the discounted prices.

If you prefer a Dell product, you can also start out at the Shop Dell homepage. In the menu across the top, select Student & Member Purchase. Dell calls this site “Dell University.”  From here, the products that you look at will display the student-discounted price. When you are ready to check out, the Shipping Information fields will prompt you, not only for the name of your institution, but for your student or staff ID number, as well.

However, if you prefer a HP product, the easiest way would be to go through the FindTech site mentioned above. Unfortunately, you will only be able to view the discounted products after registering and signing in. If you are registering for the first time and you went through the FindTech website, the account information (Rutgers – Personal) is already filled in within the relevant field.

How do you know what you’re saving on these products? The Vendors’ education stores do not provide comparisons between their regularly-offered prices and the educational-discount prices. If you’re curious about how much you are saving, then you can do a real-time comparison using different browser windows.

If you have any questions, here are some FAQs from the Rutgers FindTech page. If you have any more questions, feel free to email me or stop by the Reference Desk!

Happy shopping!

 

Written by CDS.

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