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Quarterly Apple Bulk Order for University Computers and Accessories – Deadline September 4

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Each quarter UNC General Administration (UNC-GA) coordinates an Apple bulk quote for campuses that wish to order Macs (iPads, etc.) and other Apple software and accessories. In the past, this process has given each campus a discount of 6% - 10% beyond normal education pricing.

Those interested in taking advantage of this opportunity for university purchases need to submit their information no later than September 4, 2014. See schedule below for details:

  • September 4 (no later than 5 p.m.) – If you wish to be included in the Apple bulk quote, you must contact Tami Violette ( or 910-962-3805) in ITS no later than 5 p.m. on this date to let her know the items you will be purchasing and to obtain a pre-bulk quote. (Pre-bulk quotes should NOT be submitted into uShop at this time.)
  • September 5 – Pre-bulk quotes will be sent to UNC-GA and from there, forwarded to Apple.
  • September 10 – Estimated date that Apple will have discounted quotes back to the campuses.  Tami Violette will send the re-quotes back to individuals with instructions on how to order via uShop.
  • After September 10 but prior to 5 p.m. on September 22 – Submit your PO in uShop (It is very important to do this as quickly as possible, as Apple does not typically honor the discount after this end date).  Apple will start shipping within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your PO.

More details:

  • The discount extends to almost the entire Apple catalogue – hardware, software, AppleCare, third party products, accessories, etc.

  • iPads are the only items that are not discounted further, but they should be included in our quote request as their inclusion gives the UNC system a larger overall discount on all other items. 
    NOTE:  Apple does provide discounts on iPads when purchased in the 10-pack quantities.  

If you have questions and/or wish to participate, please contact Tami Violette at 910-962-3805 or