England VS Apple is working!!!!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc. Rumors' started by bunton, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. bunton macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Chicago, Illinois
    So we learn of some people suing Apple in England! Now apple is extending our free .mac another month and offfering everyone free 60 day trials!!! mac.com They have to keep it open till this case is settled???? Hopefully this is correct??? Apple news has an article about the free trial and free extension on there page www.apple.com/news
  2. MacMaster macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002

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  3. dwishbone macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    On the Moon
    if im not mistaken the original ending date of all the trial accounts was September 30th. They havnt extended a damn thing.
    If i interpret that correctly...it is a little misleading...it means that people that have already bought .Mac will get their services extended one month since Apple kind of jipped the early adopters by not starting their .Mac membership AFTER the free trial was over.

    I love Apple...but man i gotta say...what goes around comes around. they have really handled .Mac's rollout VERY poorly and now it is coming back to bite them in the ass.
  4. G4scott macrumors 68020


    Jan 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I just got an e-mail about that, but the most interesting thing about it was this:

    "P.S. If you've already converted from your free trial to a paid membership, rest assured. We've automatically extended your membership to September 30, 2003. Stay tuned for more membership benefits coming soon!"
  5. bunton thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Chicago, Illinois

    thanks for fixing my link

    true and truee but i hope something is up
  6. barkmonster macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2001
    Now if they could just pursuade apple not to totally overcharge us for every single product they offer even before the V.A.T. is added maybe they'll get some more market share over here.

    Just to show you how much we should be paying here's some US $ - UK £ conversions including V.A.T.

    Actual conversion / price to the nearest £50 / what we actually pay over here.

    Fast : £1,287.79 / £1,299 / £1,349 £50 more (forgivable concidering)

    Faster : £1,894.15 / £1,899 / £1,999 £100 more

    Fastest : £2,500.53 / £2,499 / £2,699 £200 more

    Ultimate : £3,789.07 / £3,799 / £4,189 £390 more

    I don't wonder why most of my friends, even the one's with high paying jobs stick to windows when macs are so expensive over here.

    It doesn't get better with the high end Powerbook, iBook or iMac models either :

    14" Combo iBook : £1,363.51 / £1,349 / £1,599 £250 more

    17" Superdrive iMac : £1,515.18 / £1,499 / £1,649 £150 more

    Powerbook G4 Ultimate : £2,879.52 / £2,899 / £3,259 £360 more

    Apple are ripping the UK off for fun here and there's no excuse for a price difference of £50 on a low end model to translate to anything from £150 to almost £400 more the further up the range you go. The entry level models are not only the best value for money, they're the only one's that don't have artificially inflated prices just so the cost of the models look impressive on a brochure.

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