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  1. bulls96's Avatar
    So you're in the market for a surface pro 3? Lets start this thread for deals you find everywhere to get one.

    For starters, this is the best I have so far

    Microsoft store 10% student discount (they don't ask for ID's or emails!)
    +
    Fatwallet 8% cash back offer
    =
    18% off

    $934.80 for a 125gb core i5 with type cover

    Lets see if anyone can beat that or find something else! :)

    NOTE: Fatwallet cash back ends today!! (6/15)

    Sent from my Surface with Windows RT using Tapatalk
    darthhen likes this.
    06-15-2014 07:42 AM
  2. onysi's Avatar
    nice find. how do I do this
    06-15-2014 11:10 AM
  3. onysi's Avatar
    it said all I need to do is shop, but it just keeps the 10% on my way to checkout. no extra 8%
    06-15-2014 11:17 AM
  4. Geronimo928's Avatar
    amazing!!
    06-15-2014 11:45 AM
  5. darthhen's Avatar
    Good find. I didn't know MS doesn't verify student account. If I knew this, I would've used student discount + $100 code when I did the pre-order on the first day! :-( I went ahead and ordered another SP3. My original i5/256GB is $1199. But with a 10% discount, I can get it for $1169, save another $30...why not. At this point, if I do get the Fatwallet cash back, it'll be bonus savings for me.

    Oh well, I didn't know about the Fatwallet cash back. I read Fatwallet's website, seems like you need to click "Shop now" link from their website, and just continue through the purchase like you normally would. Hope it works.
    06-15-2014 01:01 PM
  6. Kyle Baker2's Avatar
    Good deal. I wish I would have known about it when I ordered. I used fatwallet for a lenovo laptop back in like 2008. It took a month or so to actually get the cash back if I remember.
    06-15-2014 02:29 PM
  7. jakebake's Avatar
    So I did the 10% discount but want to use the fatwallet deal. It wont allow me to preorder another device with the student discount. How to I cancel my previous preorder and order another one? All I can find on the Microsoft store in my order is "request a return" and it just brings me to the information on the process. I shouldn't have to call or chat with a rep to cancel a preorder that hasn't even charged?
    06-15-2014 02:44 PM
  8. bulls96's Avatar
    I should mention too. Need to go to the msft student store website and put your items in the cart. Then open another browser to go to fatwallet, click thru there to Microsoft and just go straight to the cart you'll find your discounted items there.
    06-15-2014 02:52 PM
  9. jakebake's Avatar
    Ok I figured out how to get the student discount to work again and ordered the i5/256 model. With the 8% cash back I am willing to purchase this over the i5/128. Anyways I did what you said and added it to my cart then went through fatwallet and ordered. However, in fatwallet it doesn't show anything about the cash back or the offer going through. How do I know it worked or if it didn't work why not?
    06-15-2014 03:07 PM
  10. bulls96's Avatar
    You will get an email or under your account on the fat wallet website it should sure the pending cashbacks.
    06-15-2014 03:11 PM
  11. shauntipson's Avatar
    Any uk deals
    Qtweeder likes this.
    06-15-2014 03:12 PM
  12. jakebake's Avatar
    Hmm I dont see it on my account and didnt get an email. Anyone else having issues??

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    06-15-2014 03:21 PM
  13. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    When I try to place the order I get:

    We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please contact customer service for assistance.

    Bummer. I wonder if it's not letting me preorder two of the same device for some insane reason?
    06-15-2014 03:48 PM
  14. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    Okay, I called support and got them to place the order for me. The first agent I spoke with did ask for an EDU email, which I do have but was having trouble getting into. I called back once I had access and the second agent I spoke to didn't ask for it, so your mileage may vary with that, but have an EDU address ready just in case.
    06-15-2014 04:20 PM
  15. jakebake's Avatar
    Did you call support for fat wallet or microsoft

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    06-15-2014 04:26 PM
  16. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    Microsoft. So I ended up with just the 10% off, but it was 10% more off than I had before.
    06-15-2014 05:32 PM
  17. jakebake's Avatar
    Ah ok. Yeah I got the 10% off to work but cant get fat wallet to work! The link opens up the microsoft store and I go through check out and then nothing :(
    Wonder if microsoft would help or if I have to talk to fat wallet

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    06-15-2014 05:40 PM
  18. Blackjack55345's Avatar
    I've never used Fatwallet, but from what I've read, Microsoft has to report the purchase to Fatwallet. It's under Fatwallets FAQ. Just be patient and it should show up. It won't show up during the checkout process with Microsoft.

    "While most merchants report in just a few days, others may take up to 2 weeks from the shipping date. Nothing will show in your account until the merchant reports to us, so please do not worry (or send a support request) until 2 weeks after your entire order has been shipped."


    06-15-2014 06:05 PM
  19. jakebake's Avatar
    Thanks! Its nice to know some people still read lol. But the crappy thing about that though is if it didnt work the deal will be over. But I did it with the i5 256 so hopefully it worked cause the deals too good to pass up! Ive never used fat wallet before either. Once its in my account can you just send the cash as a check or into your account?

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    06-15-2014 06:11 PM
  20. Blackjack55345's Avatar
    Looks like Amazon credit, Paypal or they mail a check.
    06-15-2014 06:13 PM
  21. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Just wanted to point out how unethical it is to lie about your status as a student or a working professional. Deals like this are in place partially to help students, who are currently spending resources to get an education, have access to products at a subsidized rate.

    When you lie to take advantage of this offer, you not only cheat Microsoft, but you cheat the students this program is intended to help.
    06-16-2014 09:54 AM
  22. jakebake's Avatar
    Well idk if that waa directed at me or not but i really am a student!

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    06-16-2014 11:59 AM
  23. hopmedic's Avatar
    I'm a student (yes, students do come in a flavor this old), and I plan on hitting Best Buy since they have the dark blue exclusive. I don't have an edu email address, since my school (University of the People) doesn't issue email addresses to students, but I'm planning to take a copy of my current class schedule and unofficial transcript with me.
    06-16-2014 12:16 PM
  24. onysi's Avatar
    Just wanted to point out how unethical it is to lie about your status as a student or a working professional. Deals like this are in place partially to help students, who are currently spending resources to get an education, have access to products at a subsidized rate.

    When you lie to take advantage of this offer, you not only cheat Microsoft, but you cheat the students this program is intended to help.
    oh get a grip. its just tax deducted. microsoft can easily pay that off.
    06-16-2014 01:13 PM
  25. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    Just wanted to point out how unethical it is to lie about your status as a student or a working professional. Deals like this are in place partially to help students, who are currently spending resources to get an education, have access to products at a subsidized rate.

    When you lie to take advantage of this offer, you not only cheat Microsoft, but you cheat the students this program is intended to help.
    It's a deal put in place to help sell hardware to students not an altruistic way to make hardware more affordable. If it was really the latter, like with some of the student software programs, there would be more stringent controls put in place to validate enrollment.
    06-16-2014 01:26 PM
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