iLife '04 pricing (regular v. edu v. gov't)

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
From the Apple Store:

Regular - $49.00

Education - $29.00

Government - $24.50

Go figure. I know that government employees are poorly paid, but come on...


  • Reply 1 of 10
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    50 bucks for i life it's not expansive. Microsoft works cost more.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    $10 an app is very cheap. Many shareware apps cost as much. Great deal.
  • Reply 3 of 10
    There is already a thread about this, pay attention.
  • Reply 4 of 10

    Originally posted by Messiahtosh

    There is already a thread about this, pay attention.

    Apparently you missed the point of the post. It's not to complain about iLife costing $49, which doesn't bother me in the slightest. It's a comment on what seems, to me anyway, a weird pricing scheme that gives significant discounts to government workers, more so than students. iLife is the example, that's all.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    You would think a student makes less than a government employee. Even if the Student has a PT job he still wouldn't make as much.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Isn't the reason for pricing that way to try to get a foot in the door to government and educational institution contracts? It's not about compensating for low wages.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    Edited the thread title accordingly.

    I agree with onlooker and find it very curious that government buyers get it cheaper than students. Students usually have a zero or negative budget with loans and such.

  • Reply 8 of 10
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Gov price would be the price for gov purchases as well, not just gov employee purchases. You just know that if MS can undercut here, they will. What better way to ensure your judicial future than if the entire govt is reliant on your products to function? :P
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Good point, Kick.

    I'll allow it!
  • Reply 10 of 10
    kennethkenneth Posts: 832member
    gov employees vs. students

    I believe more students would like to buy a copy of iLife '04 then gov employees...

    I am a college student here.
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