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Dell and Other Resellers Sign On

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According to MacCentral, Dell and other unnamed companies have re-signed reseller contracts with Apple:

Dell Computer Corp. is among several companies that have re-signed retail contracts to sell Apple Computer Inc.'s products, sources close to the negotiations confirmed for MacCentral on Wednesday.

Previous reports indicated that several resellers were deauthorized.
 

bbarnhart

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Jan 16, 2002
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Well, either Apple caved or there's just too much money to be made selling iPods :rolleyes: .

Seriously, there may be other "devices" down in the pipelines that Dell and others may know about and don't want to miss out. Total speculation on my part.
 
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davebo

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Jul 18, 2002
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not on Dell's website yet

Well, as of 4-16-03, 1:55 PM CST, Dell still doesn't list iPods as being available on their website . . . .
 
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bobindashadows

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Mar 16, 2002
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*ducks arn's fist of death*

Originally posted by chewbaccapits
Yo dell...Whats my name bitçh?

Be careful... our good buddy's in administration don't like that kinda talk... ;)

(namely, the elusion of the language filter)
 
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noel4r

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Jul 17, 2002
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Apple definitely is the one who gave in. Let's be honest folks Apple had more to lose than Dell, Target, etc. This way though everybody wins.
 
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esome

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Apr 2, 2002
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Re: Sale!

Originally posted by MacBoy88
Look @ them craw back!!

What makes you think this is the case? Perhaps Apple went out to Dell and said please sell our iPods and here's the contract and then Dell laughed and said come back when you have a reasonable contract you dorks. So apple scurried off with it's tail between it's legs only to come CRAWLING BACK having made the requested changes.
 
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BubbaTAC

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PC iPOd on a Mac

I have a question. Dell always has good deals on iPods, and of course Apple never has ANY sales, just refurbs.

Can I buy a PC iPod from Dell and use it on my Mac? Does it have a bios I have to flash or something?

If anyone knows how to do it, could you PM me?
 
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SilentPanda

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Re: PC iPOd on a Mac

Originally posted by BubbaTAC
I have a question. Dell always has good deals on iPods, and of course Apple never has ANY sales, just refurbs.

Can I buy a PC iPod from Dell and use it on my Mac? Does it have a bios I have to flash or something?

If anyone knows how to do it, could you PM me?

I'd do a little poking around if I were you but from what I recall in the depths of my mind, you can switch a PC iPod to a Mac iPod just by reformatting the HD but you can't change it back (which seems odd to me). Once a Mac iPod, always a Mac iPod... once a PC iPod... it can go either way, but only one way once.
 
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Kid Red

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Wow, I hope all those panic whiners are shutting up right now. In the origianl thread that Apple sucked, Apple was evil, Apple was M$, Apple was dumb, etc, etc, I said everyone needed to shut up until the final word was out. Well, lookie here, seems that Apple is business savy afterall because they've reached new aggreements with their resellers. Wow, go figure, maybe that's why Apple is still in business?
 
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Gus

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It's amazing what a hyphen can do. When I first read this story it was "Dell has resigned it's contract...", which to me meant resigned (rezined -as in I quit pronunciation). This is good news.

Regards,
Gus
 
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mwpeters8182

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Apr 16, 2003
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You can change back and forth between Mac and PC formatting as many times as you want. I've done it a couple of times, when my Mac was out of commission. All you have to do is download the iPod update software.
 
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Snowy_River

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Regardless of who caved in, I think that this is really great news. I want to see more resellers carrying Apple products, not fewer...
 
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bousozoku

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Originally posted by Kid Red
Wow, I hope all those panic whiners are shutting up right now. In the origianl thread that Apple sucked, Apple was evil, Apple was M$, Apple was dumb, etc, etc, I said everyone needed to shut up until the final word was out. Well, lookie here, seems that Apple is business savy afterall because they've reached new aggreements with their resellers. Wow, go figure, maybe that's why Apple is still in business?

Is it okay to say "I have a product and you will like it the way I want it. If I set up a store in your neighbourhood, you will like it. If it closes down your business, you will like it."?
 
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NavyIntel007

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So does anyone think there will be Dell printer drivers for OS X? I saw an ad for those on TV. $109 after rebate isn't bad. Wonder how much the ink costs?
 
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Pancake

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Apr 7, 2003
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RE: Dell Printers

As far as I know, Dell printers are just Lexmark printers with a Dell sticker. I would assume Lexmark drivers would work. Lexmarks, however, are known for crapping out on you sooner than other printers.
 
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