MobileMe renewal for $40: good deal, or wait?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    So apparently MobileMe renewals have dropped to $40. Is this a good deal, or should I wait?

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    rdowns

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    Wait for what?
     
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    JuanGuapo

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    I just bought two. :)
     
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    Weaselboy

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    That's the best price I have seen. I just ordered it. Thanks
     
  5. mcx
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    If the shop send the key via email the license ll be bought :)

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    jav6454

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    Wow, nice deal... got one.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Bought a family pack and an individual pack [old version] and had no issue applying the codes at all. Furthermore, mine is not a US account :)
     
  8. mcx
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    Did the shop send the code via email?
     
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    Weaselboy

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    My order says the item has shipped via UPS, so it looks like it will be the boxed version.
     
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    ulbador

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    They are generally shipped. Which is great because you get the cute little Apple stickers.
     
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    Mine is the box version.
     
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    wirelessmacuser

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    I noticed it says "old version" what is the significance?
     
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    rdowns

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    There is none.
     
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    ulbador

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    Generally a discount between 40 and 60$. That is all.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    I just bought two from Amazon for $43 each -- not a bad deal at all.
    (Edit to add -- COOLNESS! I ordered mine a couple of weeks ago, from the same vendor. Great seller.)
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Just to follow up with everyone, I got my order and it was the "old" boxed version as expected. I went to me.com/activate and entered the number provided in the box and it updated my account for another year... no problems.
     
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    Applepi

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    Good to hear, this was a deal I couldn't pass up.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Well you can always buy from Apple for $99.......
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks again, I am less than 30 days from auto-renew and wasn't going to pay another $100 (which would have made $800 total!) ... but failed to migrate my life off of MobileMe this year ... again!

    Question: what happens to my AppleID (linked to my iTunes account, etc) if I dump MobileMe?
     
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    Weaselboy

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    I know you can go to your account in iTunes and change your iTunes ID, so I would do that before you cancel I suppose. I don't know what would happen if you cancel and leave it the same.
     
  21. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ditto.
     
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    thewhitehart

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    I have a feeling there will be a free option in 2011, once the data center is fully operational. Unless the Rebels blow it up.
     
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    andiwm2003

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    apple has a million mobile me subscribers who pay ~$99 per year. no way they will make the service free. parts of it maybe but there will always be a premium part that will cost money. i ope with the data center they get the service to actually work reliably and fast. the $40 is a very good price.........
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    I just signed up about 3 weeks ago for MobileMe. The trial expires in January.

    does buying the $40+ old version from Amazon override the trial period price of 99 that would kick in at the end of the trial?

    I don't want to dinged for both a 99 and then the 40 cost from amazon.

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes. I just bought this from Amazon and upgraded from a trial. My membership extended until 1 year from the day the trial would have ended.
     

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