Macheist question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by micsaund, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. micsaund macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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    Hi all,

    I couldn't find any substantial information on the MH site about this, so I figured I'd ask you all.

    I've never bought a MH bundle before but am considering the current one for pretty much solely for The Hit List, which is "boxed" with Espresso and has a padlock on it.

    The site doesn't show when THL would become unlocked. Since the rest of the apps in the bundle don't really excite me, other than World of Goo (good game BTW but I already own it on Winbloze), if I can't get THL I don't really want to buy the bundle. I wouldn't mind Goo for OSX and a couple other apps are possibly interesting, but not needed.

    Anyway, is this interpretation correct?: THL will become available at some undisclosed sales level which is presumably higher than the $400K level of the current lock, and if that level is not reached, I would not get THL?

    If so, this is a serious disincentive for me to go ahead and order because the $40 for the MH bundle could just be put towards THL directly which is guaranteed (it brings-up an analogy to going on a date vs. finding an "escort" in terms of maybe vs. guaranteed :D )

    The MH sales seem to have really slowed-down and the current $400K level looks like it may not even be reached, hence my inquiry about how the logistics of a MH offer work.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. longwood macrumors regular

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    In my past bundle experiences, if the locked application minimum is not met, then those in charge of the bundle will modify the terms in someway and give away the locked applications. How MacHeist is going to handle it I am not sure, but there is some talk over at the forums. They are advertising 12 apps for $39, so there is the legality side of the argument that they need to give 12 apps, etc.
     
  3. micsaund thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wondered about that when I saw the "12 apps for $39".

    OK, so maybe it's all just a sales device to try to get people to order, even when they plan to give-away all the apps.

    I guess I'll take the gamble on it closer to the end-point. I really want THL (and hope they create an iPhone client for it also!) so hopefully we're right about how they will handle it.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  4. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    Being heavily vested in the law, they must give you twelve applications if that is what they are advertising. Even OSHA standards have a little quip about this stuff. Will you get the hit list and expresso? Maybe. But you will get 12 apps.

    Also, I believe you can download the hit list for free, at least for a limited time, right? I downloaded it and it has not given me any information about activation. Great program!
     
  5. awpitchy macrumors member

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  6. micsaund thread starter macrumors 6502

    micsaund

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    Yeah, I'm using THL right now, as downloaded from their site, but it's just a pre-release build and I would expect that it will expire at some point to force you to pay.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     

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