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[Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

Beth Muramoto
I expect to hear laughter and snorts of disbelief with this question, but back in the day, faculty and staff got discounts (piddly to non-existent as they were, especially for Apple products) on buying their own computers through Scholar's Workstation. Does that even exist anymore?

You can commence laughing now.

Beth

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Beth Muramoto
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Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

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Re: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

Ian Crew
Yes, for Apple at least: http://store.apple.com/us-hed

I’m sure others will chime in with the equivalents for Dell, etc.

Ian

On Nov 17, 2014, at 2:49 PM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:

I expect to hear laughter and snorts of disbelief with this question, but back in the day, faculty and staff got discounts (piddly to non-existent as they were, especially for Apple products) on buying their own computers through Scholar's Workstation. Does that even exist anymore?

You can commence laughing now.

Beth

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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal


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Re: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

Jon Forrest-3
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On 11/17/2014 2:49 PM, Beth Muramoto wrote:
> I expect to hear laughter and snorts of disbelief with this question,
> but back in the day, faculty and staff got discounts (piddly to
> non-existent as they were, especially for Apple products) on buying
> their own computers through Scholar's Workstation.

And sometimes, except for the Apple products, we
were even given prices higher than what we could get
elsewhere.

Jon Forrest
UCB (ret.)

 
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Re: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

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On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Jon Forrest <[hidden email]> wrote:


On 11/17/2014 2:49 PM, Beth Muramoto wrote:
> I expect to hear laughter and snorts of disbelief with this question,
> but back in the day, faculty and staff got discounts (piddly to
> non-existent as they were, especially for Apple products) on buying
> their own computers through Scholar's Workstation.

And sometimes, except for the Apple products, we
were even given prices higher than what we could get
elsewhere.

Jon Forrest
UCB (ret.)


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Re: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

Greg Merritt
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You can use the "Education" link at the bottom of the Apple Store page:


Also, you can just show your staff i.d. at a brick & mortar apple store.

-Greg

 
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Re: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

John McChesney-Young
On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 3:03 PM, Greg MERRITT <[hidden email]> wrote:
> You can use the "Education" link at the bottom of the Apple Store page:
>
> http://store.apple.com/us-hed
>
> Also, you can just show your staff i.d. at a brick & mortar apple store.

Apple also has a refurb store where you can get good deals on one- or
two-generation-old products; they have current models too, but they're
usually only discounted about the same as the education discount.

For PCs, there are lots of places that sell new-old-stock and refurb.
I got a very nice Windows 7 Dell Latitude from thinkgreenpc.com about
six months ago (actually via NewEgg) which I put Ubuntu and Linux Mint
onto. Amazon, NewEgg, B&H, lots of places have good cheap computers,
and some manufacturers have outlets (e.g., Lenovo).

John
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Re: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

Albert Chi

The Microsoft Store offers educational discounts

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/edu

 

 

 

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On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 3:03 PM, Greg MERRITT <[hidden email]> wrote:

> You can use the "Education" link at the bottom of the Apple Store page:

> 

> http://store.apple.com/us-hed

> 

> Also, you can just show your staff i.d. at a brick & mortar apple store.

 

Apple also has a refurb store where you can get good deals on one- or

two-generation-old products; they have current models too, but they're

usually only discounted about the same as the education discount.

 

For PCs, there are lots of places that sell new-old-stock and refurb.

I got a very nice Windows 7 Dell Latitude from thinkgreenpc.com about

six months ago (actually via NewEgg) which I put Ubuntu and Linux Mint

onto. Amazon, NewEgg, B&H, lots of places have good cheap computers,

and some manufacturers have outlets (e.g., Lenovo).

 

John

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History of Art Department, 416 Doe MC6020

U. C. Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720-6020

[hidden email] // voice 1-510-642-5511 // fax 1-510-643-2185

 

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Re: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

Petersen, Joanne
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I see that Apple is covered by the responses already posted, but regarding Dell for personal purchases, go to this website:  Dell.com/Berkeley – link is in the attached sales flyer.  You have to pay for it using your own credit card, can’t buy it through BearBuy!  J

 

The UCSF Dell website shows the JACS models available for the same price as we pay in BearBuy – for personal purchase (these are good deals!).  I’m working on getting that added to the Berkeley page.  You can see them under “Recommended configurations” at dell.com/dellu/ucsf.  The main difference is you can’t configure the models on the personal purchases like you can in BearBuy.

 

Best regards,

 

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From: Beth Muramoto [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 2:50 PM
To: micronet group Micronet
Subject: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

 

I expect to hear laughter and snorts of disbelief with this question, but back in the day, faculty and staff got discounts (piddly to non-existent as they were, especially for Apple products) on buying their own computers through Scholar's Workstation. Does that even exist anymore?

 

You can commence laughing now.

 

Beth

 

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Beth Muramoto
Computer Resource Specialist
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  (510) 643-0203 
Fax:  (510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

 

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.

                           

                             -Paul Boese

 

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

 

                            -Blaise Pascal

 


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Re: [Micronet] Discounts on computers for Faculty and Staff

Ben Gross
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Hi Beth and Micronet,

I checked in with Dell and you should be able to go directly to Dell to obtain UC Berkeley pricing, you should not need to go through the BearBuy or Blu site for personal purchases. Instructions are below as well as in the attached flyer. There are also some Black Friday sales listed below and in the flyer if that is of interest.

Thank you,
Ben

From Dell:

"Yes we do have a program for Berkeley Students and Staff! Our Black Friday presale actually starts this Thursday where the BF deals are available 1 week early for members!  Attached is a flyer that you can share with everyone for the doorbusters, but below are all the deals that we will have available. Your customized URL where the deals will be available is www.dell.com/berkeley

 

Doorbusters start on 11/20 at 8 a.m. ESTlimited quantity so shop early.  

Highlights:

·        Dell 24” monitor for $94.99 (Market value $229.99)

·        Dell 15” Inspiron laptop for $186.19 (Market value $299.99)

·        Dell Venue 7 tablet for $97.99 (Market value $149.99)

·        Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker - AD211 $28.49 (Market value $69.99)

Deal Details:

Laptop Doorbusters:

·        Inspiron 15 $186.19! Intel® Celeron® Processor, Windows® 8.1, 4GB Memory & 500GB hard drive.

·        Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 $342.99! Intel® Celeron® Processor, Windows® 8.1, 4GB Memory & 500GB hard drive with Touch

Laptop Standing Offers:

·        Inspiron 15 3000 Series $372.39! 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor, Windows® 8.1, 4GB Memory & 500GB hard drive

·        Inspiron 15 3000 Series with Touch $568.39! 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor, Windows® 8.1, 8GB Memory & 1TB hard drive

·        Inspiron 17 5000 Series $666.39! 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, Windows® 8.1, 8GB Memory & 1TB hard drive

 

Desktop Doorbusters:

·        Inspiron Small Desktop 3000 Series $195.99! Intel® Celeron® Processor, Windows® 8.1 with Bing,  4GB Memory & 500GB hard drive

·        Inspiron 20 3000 Series All-in-One Desktop $274.99! Intel® Celeron® Processor, Windows® 8.1 with Bing,  4GB Memory & 500GB hard drive

·        Inspiron 20 3000 Series All-in-One Desktop with Touch $342.99! Intel® Celeron® Processor, Windows® 8.1 with Bing,  4GB Memory & 500GB hard drive                                                                                                     

Desktop Standing Offers:

·        Inspiron Desktop 3000 Series $391.99! 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor, Windows 7, 4GB Memory & 1TB hard drive

·        Alienware Alpha $538.99! 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor, Windows® 8.1, 4GB Memory & 500GB hard drive, XBOX controller Plus $50 Dell Promo eGift Card

·        XPS 8700 Desktop $685.99! 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, Windows® 8.1, 8GB Memory & 1TB hard drive

 

Tablet Doorbusters:

·        Venue 7 3000 Series Tablet $97.99! Intel® Atom™ processor, 1GB Memory & 16GB eMMC

·        Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet $146.99! Intel® Atom™ processor, 1GB Memory & 16GB eMMC

Tablet Standing Offers:

·        Venue 7 3000 Series Tablet with case $146.99! Intel® Atom™ processor, 1GB Memory & 16GB eMMC

·        Venue 8 3000 Series Tablet with cradle $195.99! Intel® Atom™ processor, 1GB Memory & 16GB eMMC

 

Electronics & Accessories Doorbusters:

·        Dell 24 Monitor - E2414Hr $94.99

·        LG 60 Inch Plasma TV 60PB5600 HDTV Plus $200 Dell Promo eGift Card $659.99

·        Dell Bluetooth Portable Speaker - AD211 $28.49

·        Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 – Black $139.99                                                                                                                                                        

Electronics & Accessories Standing Offers:

·        VIZIO 32” LED HDTV Plus $50 Dell Promo eGift Card $199.99

·        VIZIO 40 Inch LED Smart TV E400I-B2 HDTV Plus $100 Dell Promo eGift Card $377.99

·        Samsung 50 Inch LED Smart TV UN50H5203AF HDTV Plus $200 Dell Promo eGift Card $697.99

·        Swiss Gear Synergy Laptop Carrying Backpack 15.6” $44.99

·        Samsung F90 5MP High Definition Camcorder Plus $50 Dell Promo eGift Card $149.99

 


On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Beth Muramoto <[hidden email]> wrote:
I expect to hear laughter and snorts of disbelief with this question, but back in the day, faculty and staff got discounts (piddly to non-existent as they were, especially for Apple products) on buying their own computers through Scholar's Workstation. Does that even exist anymore?

You can commence laughing now.

Beth

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University of California, Berkeley
1650 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Email:  mailto:[hidden email]
Phone:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-0203" value="+15106430203" target="_blank">(510) 643-0203 
Fax:  <a href="tel:%28510%29%20643-6239" value="+15106436239" target="_blank">(510) 643-6239

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in – forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
                            -Emerson

This is the essence of forgiveness. You can't change what happened but you can make sure it doesn't have the power to prevent you from being happy tomorrow.
                           
                             -Paul Boese

“Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much.” 

                            -Blaise Pascal


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