.mac activation - is it 9 months?

dwright1974

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Hello

In the UK, Toys R Us are selling all their Apple hardware and software off, as discussed in another thread.

One of the things some stores have left is .mac for £15 which is a steal!

I have already purchased a copy and I'm sure I read it has to be activated within 9 months of the purchase date. (I haven't activated it yet as I am still using the 60 day free trial).

Is this true?

I was thinking that if you don't I could pick up some more copies and stockpile them and get, say 4 years for the price of 1!

TIA

- D
 

dwright1974

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Yes, there's a 90 day limit.

DotMac

1/2 way down the page in grey text...
Thanks, didn't think I was going mad!

How do they know this? Do you have to put your receipt number in, or something? I can't see how they could tell though, if activation keys expired surely there is the risk of a .mac pack being purchased from a store that had them in stock for more than 9 months?

Thanks again for your reply.

- D
 

bartelby

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Thanks, didn't think I was going mad!

How do they know this? Do you have to put your receipt number in, or something? I can't see how they could tell though, if activation keys expired surely there is the risk of a .mac pack being purchased from a store that had them in stock for more than 9 months?

Thanks again for your reply.

- D
I was wondering the same thing...
 

dwright1974

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