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rkdiddy

macrumors 65816
Mar 19, 2008
1,183
65
OC Baby!
The development costs of SL were heavily subsidized by FreeCreditReport.com, GoDaddy.com, and several Cayman Islands based Viagra and Cialis retailers, in exchange for heavy banner ads, interstitials, and other product placement in SL. The catch is that Apple really needs to sell SL for them to pay the full amount pledged.

Don't forget the Nigerians that just inherited millions of dollars and just need Apple's account number. :)
 

*LTD*

macrumors G4
Feb 5, 2009
10,703
1
Canada
We're spoiled. Really.

First we thought $129 was a fair price.

Then we were jubilant about $29. But that wasn't enough.

Now some of us are trying to find a way out of paying $10 and getting it for FREE.

Nothing wrong with the above, it's just interesting to consider.

$29 is nothing for Snow Leopard. Especially considering that a lot of quality applications for OS X retail for that much (and that's just for a single app, not an OS.)

Whether MS offers Windows 7 at some point early on for free makes no difference. I wouldn't take it even for free, and there are plenty of us who feel the same way. I pay more or extra to not have to use Windows and to not be exposed to that kind of ill-conceieved and ill-designed environment.
 

MR MAC

macrumors newbie
Oct 5, 2005
3
0
you didn't buy it from Apple. You are not eligible.

It appears that this is incorrect according to the Hardware Terms and Conditions:

"Qualifying products must be purchased from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Canada."
 

TuffLuffJimmy

macrumors G3
Apr 6, 2007
9,024
136
Portland, OR
It appears that this is incorrect according to the Hardware Terms and Conditions:

"Qualifying products must be purchased from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Canada."

and I would bet that Amazon purchases all their Macs before they sell them to you. So the Mac had already been purchased by Amazon before the qualifying date.
 

z.j.c5

macrumors member
Jun 13, 2009
80
1
Still a problem for us guys in the UK to enter the online system Ill give it a few days before I sent in my postal application.
 

human5892

macrumors newbie
Feb 16, 2009
15
0
The online registration order thing won't recognize my serial number. I bought my computer (a new 20" imac) on the 9th of June off Amazon. Anyone else having this issue?

There are a few different links listed on Apple's page -- including a separate section for Macs bought from resellers or from a retail Apple Store -- so make sure you're following the right one. Assuming you're in the U.S., you want this link:

If you purchased your computer from an Apple Retail Store or an Apple authorized reseller...

Beyond that, I'm not really sure what your issue could be...
 

ej3ffrey

macrumors newbie
Jun 14, 2009
29
0
i'm qualified, but once i click the green continue button the cart shows up empty. i cleared my cookies and everything and i'm getting the same thing. i also used a different browser and same thing happened.
 

chr1s60

macrumors 68020
Jul 24, 2007
2,064
1,866
California
There are a few different links listed on Apple's page -- including a separate section for Macs bought from resellers or from a retail Apple Store -- so make sure you're following the right one. Assuming you're in the U.S., you want this link:

If you purchased your computer from an Apple Retail Store or an Apple authorized reseller...

Beyond that, I'm not really sure what your issue could be...

What if we bought our mac at the online Apple Store? That link is only for retail stores. I can't find the online purchase link. When I click the link on the main page it just says that my cart is empty.
 

SG1-1

macrumors member
Apr 30, 2009
80
0
Amazon is An Authorized Apple Reseller

meh you're right. He is eligible.


Except he's not, according to Apple.

He is Eligible, Amazon is an Authorized Apple Reseller and has been for 3+years.

:)Link of Proof from Apple Page: http://wheretobuy.apple.com/Catalog.html

There are Many others References to Direct Purchase from Amazon as an Authorized by Apple Reseller. Though it is Hard to find, Doesn't Make it Not So.

So the Buyers form Amazon Are Eligible for the Price update if they fall into the Criteria of Purchasing a Mac from the time set forth of June 8 2009.
 

daneoni

macrumors G4
Mar 24, 2006
11,723
1,373
Just got my order confirmation. $29 (roughly £20) was a helluva price but free (£7) is even better
 

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josico

macrumors newbie
Jun 13, 2009
2
0
Vancouver, Canada
can't seem to get this right. i live in canada so i've been searching the canadian site but can't find the right link. using the direct link on the up-to-date page brings me to an empty cart. any ideas?
 

windon

macrumors member
Jan 13, 2008
34
9
Anybody Notice the Qualifying Computer List Under Mac Pro

MB451LL/A - Mac Pro (Two 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon/2GB)

there is also a Mac Pro (Two 2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon/2GB)

Sorry - I think these might be the old Xeons with the 2GB, the new ones look like 6GB
Again - I am not sure - does anyone know? I am waiting for the inevitable quiet speed bump that always happens right around now.
Thought the top would be 3.2 with middle 2.9 and low 2.6 as the configuration now makes no sense, especially with the memory constraints.
 

tyr2

macrumors 6502a
May 6, 2006
830
223
Leeds, UK
I bought my Mac in the US, but by the time September rolls around I'll be back in the UK. Anyone know if I can participate somehow, does the US scheme let you put a UK shipping address?
 
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