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MacBytes
Jul 7, 2004, 09:25 PM
Category: Mac OS X
Link: Buy to win: iTMS winning download times predicted! (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040707222505)
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Dr. Dastardly
Jul 8, 2004, 12:11 AM
Except when its at 99,000,000 everyone and their brother will be buying music hand over fist so there really is no way of predicting this.

Great contest by Apple though. :cool:

sjk
Jul 8, 2004, 03:43 AM
It'll probably be some rich guy who already owns all the prizes buying the last 5,000 songs to reach 100 million. :rolleyes:

azdude
Jul 8, 2004, 08:42 AM
Except when its at 99,000,000 everyone and their brother will be buying music hand over fist so there really is no way of predicting this.

Great contest by Apple though. :cool:

No? He's probably recalculating the "sale velocity" every 5 minutes. I'd think.

wordmunger
Jul 8, 2004, 09:11 AM
It'll probably be some rich guy who already owns all the prizes buying the last 5,000 songs to reach 100 million. :rolleyes:

It'll probably be insane buying by everyone when the numbers get even close. I wouldn't be surprised if iTMS slows to a crawl. Also, just using the "tell a friend" feature might be the way it's won: I suspect there'll be a lot of people using that option as the number gets closer. We're already nearing 98 million as of this posting.

nodemons
Jul 8, 2004, 09:49 AM
Yup - the "sale velocity" is recalculated every 5 minutes, based on the buying trend shown in the past 2 and a half hours or so. This does mean that the predicted time swings up and down a bit as the sales curve moves throughout the day, but hey, as we get closer, we should get a pretty good idea of when the golden track will be downloaded. ;)

Wonder if the magic eight ball will even be close in the end!??

azdude
Jul 8, 2004, 10:03 AM
It'd sure be neat if Apple left the little javascript online and active (doesn't even need to be displayed on the main page) so that these utilities continue working... just for the fun (?) of it.

nagromme
Jul 8, 2004, 12:04 PM
I bet Apple will move to a smaller counter on the itunes.com page after this promo.

stoid
Jul 8, 2004, 12:17 PM
Is any other music store approaching even 10 million?

solvs
Jul 8, 2004, 10:36 PM
Is any other music store approaching even 10 million?
Somehow, I doubt it.

themadchemist
Jul 8, 2004, 10:40 PM
It would be cool if someone on MacRumors won.