Austin, TX (PressExposure) December 17, 2008 -- Academic Superstore announced today that it is offering broad discounts up to 85% off on educational gifts for children and students this holiday season. With today's tough economy making it challenging to invest in our children's education and future, Academic Superstore is working to make a difference.
The president and founder of Academic Superstore, Nathan Jones, is a father of two who created the web and catalog business to fulfill an unmet need. Inspired by his desire to save money on software and educational products, he discovered that many manufacturers offer special educational eligibility discounts. He worked with these companies to create a new distribution channel and make the process easier and more accessible. As a result, the Academic Superstore was launched 10 years ago and now features more than 20,000 products, from software and electronics to books and backpacks. The company's partners now number in the hundreds and include manufacturers such as Adobe, Microsoft, Sibelius, Sony, and Wacom.
"These products are the same, full-version, fully warranteed products that you find in retail stores," said Jones. Some of the hottest items you can find on the website or by calling include Adobe Photoshop for just $199 versus the normal $999 retail price. Other great gift products include iPod-ready "iPigs," a huge selection of popular "LeapFrog" products, and backpacks from Crumpler and Ogio. While many of these products are available to any customer, some discounts are so deep that they require proof of academic eligibility -- a simple process that involves verifying academic enrollment of children or higher-ed students. The company's dedicated eligibility representatives quickly handle this process.
"We're eager for more people to discover our secret during these challenging times," said Jones. "We feel great when we can save people money -- especially on products that help educate and entertain them or their children."
About Academic Superstore : Academic Superstore is available for orders and product information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the internet at: http://www.academicsuperstore.com. The company's Sales and Customer Service departments are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, Central Standard Time (CST) at 1-800-220-9394.