I’ve always had good experiences with the staff here, as they are usually top-notch, so I needed to see their take. After perusing some iPhone prices, I told the extremely pleasant/helpful worker that I simply would not pay that much for an iPhone, and that I needed to pay less. I told her I’m a good guy, and that, if anyone, I truly deserve a discount. I kept pressing my point. The only chance you have at succeeding is remaining stubborn, but haggling is one thing, and abuse another. You have to know when you've reached your breaking point.
Somewhere in her complete confusion, I sensed a semblance of hostility, and she actually looked around like she expected to see someone filming her (she was kind of right, I guess). She said all she could offer was a student discount. And no, my four-year-old ID wasn’t valid proof.
Did it work? No.