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PostPosted: January 7th, 2012, 12:42 pm 
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Got one through work :dance:

We had a new Apple Mac suite (18*21.5" iMacs, 1*27" iMac and a Mac Pro server along with a bunch of software and midi keyboards) put in last year and I was blagging the supplier at the time for one but it never came to anything. Recently another school in the area was planning on getting a Mac suite and asked for my advice - I recommended the company we had dealt with (apart from not giving me a free iPad at the time they did a very good job and were very cheap compared with the other quotes we had) and as the other school has gone ahead and ordered from them they've given me a free iPad for the referral :D

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PostPosted: January 7th, 2012, 1:55 pm 
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PostPosted: January 7th, 2012, 4:47 pm 
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Not really free, it's cost us the taxpayer a considerable amount. Gratz for you tho you massive freeloader :naughty:

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It's not cost the tax payer anything, it is a free 'evaluation iPad' from Apple - yes they hope it'll generate more business for them and their prices no doubt incorporate such 'corporate hospitality' incentives but that is part and parcel of Apple's business model irrelevant of who they sell to (state, public or private). The supplier we used was by far the best quote for the work we had done and we received more than 10 quotes (including one directly from Apple) during the tender. Now if you want to talk about ripping off the tax payer I can go into how much we had to pay for ventilation, electric and network infrastructure, furniture, etc. due to our BSF (Building Schools for the Future) contract.

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It's not cost the tax payer anything, it is a free 'evaluation iPad' from Apple - yes they hope it'll generate more business for them and their prices no doubt incorporate such 'corporate hospitality' incentives but that is part and parcel of Apple's business model irrelevant of who they sell to (state, public or private). The supplier we used was by far the best quote for the work we had done and we received more than 10 quotes (including one directly from Apple) during the tender. Now if you want to talk about ripping off the tax payer I can go into how much we had to pay for ventilation, electric and network infrastructure, furniture, etc. due to our BSF (Building Schools for the Future) contract.


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Shouldn't be buying mac's for schools in the first place, 2 to 3 times as much, if not more, as a PC. Don't try and convince yourself or anyone else that the "free" iPad is anything other than an incentive (see bribe) to continue buying Apple products for schools. Doesn't matter what you say it's a fecking bribe to make up for the fact the schools are paying more for IT than they need to. Absolutely no reason to teach Mac's at school, the ones who go into publishing, editing or design can learn that at university.

Hey i'm happy for you but accepting it now prevents you from ever moaning aboult the lack of funding for education as your one of those who has been involved in frittering away what little they had :naughty:

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The Macs are for music and are very heavily used by all years. We pay through the nose for PCs anyway as we have to buy them under a 'managed service' (read costs+5% and no incentive to provide the best quote) which is part of the BSF contract. Money gets pissed away on nothing everyday but in this instance the Macs themselves weren't part of that.

Us paying more than we should do often has more to do with adhering to contracts we ourselves had no part in writing or agreeing to than ineptness on our part.

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An asshole with an iPad :dance:

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An asshole with an iPad :dance:


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