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Jul 14, 2003, 05:03 AM
Hello all, I need someone with experience rather than speculation here...

My friend's company bought a loads of macs and mac related stuff in a big deal of some sort, and they are selling to their employees the stuff they don't want (for a tax difference or something?).
Well he's a PC guy, but he know's I'm into Mac, and said they have a brand new, unopened .mac box.

My question is will this .mac box allow me to register with my own details (& choose my own email address), or by buying it did the company have their own details set into it? Has anyone bought a .mac box from the Apple store? What did you have to do with it to set-up your account?

Cheers for the help,

Jul 14, 2003, 09:24 AM
You should be alright. Put in the disk and pick a name. There shouldn't be anything about the company encoded on the disk.

All you really need is the activation key off the disk anyway.

Jul 14, 2003, 10:38 AM
yes you can use it. all the .mac box is a 99 dollar box with a piece of paper inside. take the piece of paper and go to www.mac.com. enter your activation code, pick your name and your set for 1 year. but make sure you pick a name you like, because you cant change it. that wasa mistake i made.


Jul 14, 2003, 10:58 AM
Excellent guys, that's what I thought. Thanks for the info.

Originally posted by iJon
all the .mac box is a 99 dollar box with a piece of paper inside.

LOVE the description!