Does this work? (re: eBay subscription purchases of MobileMe)

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  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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  2. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    It is just a KEY, not software. I bought mine on Amazon without any problems. Can't say about EBAY.
     
  3. ItsGavinC macrumors 6502

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    Got mine off eBay last fall for about $30. Worked perfectly. As the above user said, it's simply a software key. The guy I bought from was also a power seller with 99% feedback and probably 50 copies for sale.
     
  4. iMeat macrumors member

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    Your joining his mobile me family plan, I guess there is nothing wrong with that, but thats how it works.
     
  5. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I just read the details of the ebay offering and I would not do this. I normally don't buy things on ebay so was not aware this was being offered. This guy is buying a family pack for say $92 (cost on Amazon for a FULL Family Pack). With a Family Pack you can create 5 users. 1 Master Account and 4 Sub-Accounts with less storage (5gb vs 20gb for the master). So he then sells the to 5 members for about $33 each. Nice profit. However, you could buy a single user account for $69 and not have to reply on him to maintain your account. However, if the difference is that important then maybe it is an option to go with.
     
  6. ItsGavinC macrumors 6502

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    In that case that was linked it was the family plan, but there are literally hundreds of MobileMe keys for sale that aren't family plans.

    $30-$60 seems to be the going ebay rate. I did a "buy it now" for mine for $31.
     
  7. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    I renewed my Mobile Me single-user subscription on eBay for $59 a few months ago. It worked fine. Look for someone with high ratings (98%+) and at least a 100+ individual feedback responses.
     
  8. michaelb82 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Being in Australia and with MobileMe due for renewal, is it possible to purchase from Amazon/eBay and the key will work? Or would I need to find an AU based key (if such thing exists?).

    TIA. :):)
     
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    I had the same question and I now have another. MobileMe is a yearly subscription, so if I get it off of eBay can I get it off of eBay every time I renew? And if so can I keep all my settings (Email address and stuff)? I can get the family MM for $100.00 on eBay.
     
  11. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Just make sure you get your own key and you are not buying something that is part of someone else's family plan (like someone else on the forum) then you are good. Based on the cost above for the family plan and comparing that to Amazon I think you should be good.

    Amazon is now $99.99 and ships from Amazon (not some third party) and has free shipping.
     
  12. hsleiman macrumors regular

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    I got mine off of ebay from someone else's family plan and it has been working great. What my seller does is a few weeks before the end date he sends out a calendar subscription to show you when your plan will run out and gives you the option to renew your subscription through a direct link to their ebay store. The only draw backs of this method are finding a reputable seller and making do with 5 Gigs of storage for your iDisk instead of 20. The only thing I use my iDisk for is putting my school docs up on the cloud so I can access them anywhere which does not use anywhere near 5 gigs.
     
  13. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    So when I renew next year, can I get it off of Amazon or eBay still?
     
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