can I get a refund on .Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Project, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Project macrumors 68020

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    I know its unlikely, but do Apple stores accept returns on .Mac? I bought it through pure adrenaline I guess at the recent Apple store opening here. And while I like it, I cant justify the cost for what you get. It would be worthwhile if I used a Mac email address but my current Gmail address is so well integrated with my friends, family and colleagues etc that I dont really want to change it.

    Only problem is, I registered the activation key.
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    i would say not but worth a try , call apple
     
  3. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    My guess if that since you've activated it, the answer will be no.
    I'd just stick with it until the years up.
     
  4. caveman_uk Guest

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    If you hadn't opened it I would say yes but since you have and activated it then my guess would be no.
     
  5. generik macrumors 601

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    I would guess the answer is no too.

    It sounds like trying to get a refund on something like (say) a condom which you unsealed, even though you didn't use it! :p
     
  6. ObsidianIce macrumors 6502

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    You've opened and registered it and it's considered open software...with a printed license key. they would say no. I say make sure you didn't enter a Credit card and if u did turn off autorenew and just enjoy it for a year, there are defnitely some worthwhile features.
     
  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I'm with the others. It doesn't look like you'll get a refund. Is .Mac considered a Service or "just plain" Software...?

    from Apple's Terms and Conditions (online)
     
  8. ShockWave macrumors newbie

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    Nuh uh.. not gonna happen..

    A friend was telling me to get it, now he wants a refund too!






    Strange..
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Fantastic simile!

    I bow to you and your wordplay...
     
  10. Project thread starter macrumors 68020

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    /me dies

    Hmm, looks like I will make do with it. .Mac is really good, just not worth the £70 every year. If it was a one off payment then cool, but not a yearly subscription.
     
  11. deanwaterman macrumors regular

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    Ha Ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha... I like your funny bone...

    Seriously though, I find .mac to be a good thing. If I paid $69 for it, I would consider it a worthwhile investment. It does do some awesome things.

    That being said, I think Apple should give it to everyone who buys a new computer rather than charging them.
     
  12. caveman_uk Guest

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    Funnily enough I have a gmail account, my ISP account and I have my own hosting with Pair Networks (for my company) but I still pay for .Mac. I have two macs and the synching options are worth it for me. Also the integration with iLife just makes it so easy...
     
  13. Hyernel macrumors member

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    I signed up for the .mac free trail and soon figured out that I didn't have a use for it. The extra email is nice, but I have so many other addresses already.

    I wanted the Garageband Loops, but it won't let me have them with just the free trial. Bummer.

    And like I'm going to back up vital data on a server in Cupertino...puh-lease!

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. weg macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! Be serious. If they do, somebody will come and ask them to install a Quicktime version that can play movies in fullscreen on each new computer, and THAT's really something you can't expect them to do, considering that their computers are only a few thousand dollars..
     
  15. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    At the time i bought my iMac, in all the excitement I found myself buying the .mac thingy, too.... Now that I've got a PB in addition to my iMac I think it will come in handy for synchronizing the two, but I haven't gotten around to doing anything with it yet. I also was thinking that it should make backing up a somewhat easier process, too. Haven't yet purchased an external hard drive so haven't tried it out yet. The idea behind the program seems to be a good one but so far I haven't really explored it enough to know if it is worth the money.

    OTB
     

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