One of the most frequent questions that we’ve been asked about the Microsoft Surface RT offer for education customers in Australia (the offer is for education institutions to be able to order the Microsoft Surface RT from AU$219) is “can I get the Surface RT Education offer in stores, rather than ordering online from Microsoft?”
Well, up until now the answer has been ‘no’, but we’ve realised that we could be a little be more flexible…
So now the answer is ‘Yes’!
Here’s how it works:
- Education institutions are able to go to their local Harvey Norman or JB Hi-Fi and place an order, referencing the Limited Time Education Offer
- The institution and retailer agree on method of payment and delivery details
- Retailer forwards the order to Microsoft for validation that they are a valid education institution that meets the criteria
- Once the order’s been validated, the retailer can supply the devices
This retail option means that you can get a faster and more efficient purchase route, and supply from a local business.
Just in case you’ve missed it before, here’s a quick summary of the Surface RT Education offer in Australia: Education institutions qualify for the offer to buy Microsoft Surface RT, starting at AU$219, until the end of September 2013.
Here’s where you can get all the details on the Surface RT education offer in Australia, and here’s my previous updates – Update 1 and Update 2.