.mac activation - is it 9 months?

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  1. dwright1974 macrumors 6502

    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
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Yes, there's a 90 day limit.

    DotMac

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  3. dwright1974 thread starter macrumors 6502

    dwright1974

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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
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I was wondering the same thing...
     
  5. Jaunty macrumors regular

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  6. dwright1974 thread starter macrumors 6502

    dwright1974

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    Thanks - I need to drive by a TrU tonight so I may well take a punt and buy another copy if they have any left. Just need to remember where I keep it for next year!!

    Thanks a lot everyone

    - D
     

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