iTunes now sells ads for $2!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hyperpasta, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a

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    What the hell is Apple/Disney thinking? a 15-30 second commercial for $2?

    Everyone needs to write a 1-star customer review. Maybe if the 60,000 people on MacRumors all give it 1 star, then they'll pull it and won't try it again.

    Wow, Apple really is getting tackier by the day. The MiniStore's in-your-face advertising, now this!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Looks like you got what you want. The link says that the item is not available for sale in the US. ;)
     
  3. hyperpasta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool

    Wow. That was fast. You can still get to it from the ESPN page though, so I think this could just be a side effect of it just being added.

    Oh, and btw, if you write a review, set your "Nickname" in the iTunes user control settings thingy first, or you'll come up as Anonymous like I did.
     
  4. hyperpasta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still up... come on people! Rate this 1 star so Apple pulls it!
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Um, it's been 40 minutes since you first posted. Apple aren't going to pull anything so relatively unimportant on a Saturday evening; it's not like they're forcing people to buy them. Most people will realise that they can watch virtually the whole thing without buying them.

    Lack of sales coupled with high viewing figures will let them figure it out soon enough.
     
  6. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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    If people want to pay $2 to see a commercial I don't see why you shouldn't let them. Just don't buy it and maybe apple will get the idea that selling commercials is silly.
     
  7. hyperpasta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    [QUOTE[Applespider]Um, it's been 40 minutes since you first posted.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, I'm not saying that they should have pulled it right away, I was just responding to mkrishman, who said it seemed like they were in the process of pulling it.

    I expect they'd get pulled tuesday or with the next update. But more people should rate it anyway - if you don't you're passing up an opportunity to have your voice heard by Apple.
     
  8. hyperpasta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We won!

    Ta-da! Apple's responded and made the ads free!
     
  9. tk421 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it was meant to be free all along. Sometimes it takes a couple days for an item on iTunes to get all its information. For example, the free songs that appear each week have occasionally been listed at 99¢ for a short time. Then they fix it and it's free like it should be.
     
  10. hyperpasta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe. But they've been up for $2 for a looong time.

    They also wiped the review slate clean to accomodate for the price difference and the rating has gone from 1 star to 4.5 stars.
     
  11. tk421 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you seen Ebert and Roeper? link Same story with the negative reviews. This should be a video podcast, not a $2 TV show.
     
  12. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I'm so relieved that Apple has fixed this egregious error :rolleyes:

    Seriously, why would anyone care? If people wanted to buy the ads, let them
     

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