"Night of the Tiger" Questions

JackSYi

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Ok, here is the thing, I am a student at UCSB, which is both in Santa Barbara and is not close to any Apple Retail Stores; I recently have become a Mac Addict and I desperately want to attend the release of the new Mac OS X Tiger at a retail store. My plan is to spend a couple of hundred dollars to fly myself into San Francisco to attend the release party there (I figure if I am going to spend money and travel to attend this thing, it would have to be at somewhere special). My question is, what is your experience at the Night of the Panther at the Apple Store in San Francisco, and do you think it would be worth spending about $200.00 to attend it?
 

Bear

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I went to both the Jaguar and Panther release nights at the stores local to me. Driving 80 miles roundtrip wasn't bad for Jaguar and there were great people to talk to in the line. And 26 miles roundtrip for Panther (at a store that opened after Jaguar was released) - also the same. I'm not sure it's worth the time and the money to trip as far as you would have to do. I'll probably go again if scheduling permits although I'll be pre-ordering Tiger from Apple as soon as I can.
 

Punani

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You do not want to actually buy Tiger at an Apple Store. Tiger is expected to sell at the current education price of $69. You can purchase it at either the Apple educational store online or your university bookstore (if they sell Apple stuff). The education/retail versions of the OS (I believe are identical in content) have different product codes and the retail versions are the only ones stocked at the stores.

Also, I suspect you might want to check out if any Los Angeles area stores (Unless you're from L.A. and want to get away ;)) are closer.
 

ravenvii

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Punani said:
You do not want to actually buy Tiger at an Apple Store. Tiger is expected to sell at the current education price of $69. You can purchase it at either the Apple educational store online or your university bookstore (if they sell Apple stuff). The education/retail versions of the OS (I believe are identical in content) have different product codes and the retail versions are the only ones stocked at the stores.

Also, I suspect you might want to check out if any Los Angeles area stores (Unless you're from L.A. and want to get away ;)) are closer.
They don't offer academic pricing on software in the retail Apple Stores?
 

Punani

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Raven VII said:
They don't offer academic pricing on software in the retail Apple Stores?
I haven't encountered this first hand, but I've noticed a bit of complaining about this on a few threads.
 

JackSYi

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Yeah I realize that I won't get the educational discount, but I still want to attend the release party.
 

mad jew

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Raven VII said:
They don't offer academic pricing on software in the retail Apple Stores?
Is that for real? Over here in Australia we don't actually have Apple Stores but we have resellers which are pretty much the next best thing. Even they sell at discount prices for edu. I'm pretty sure that there's only one place (David Jones) that doesn't.
 

vouder17

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Ok this thread seems to be rearing off track. I reckon that you should go. I live kinda far away, i would love to go. I say go...if you are willing to spend $$$.

Anyways Enjoy
DjVoTeZ
 

MacSA

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JackSYi said:
My plan is to spend a couple of hundred dollars to fly myself into San Francisco to attend the release party there (I figure if I am going to spend money and travel to attend this thing, it would have to be at somewhere special).
That's going to end up being a VERY VERY expensive copy of Tiger lol :eek: :eek: ........ Spend your couple of hundred dollars on an iPod Mini or that rumoured two button Apple mouse. :p
 

JackSYi

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MacSA said:
That's going to end up being a VERY VERY expensive copy of Tiger lol :eek: :eek: ........ Spend your couple of hundred dollars on an iPod Mini or that rumoured two button Apple mouse. :p

If you put it into that kind of a perspective, then I guess it is not really reasonable to spend that kind of money. But then again, this is one time opportunity to attend the Tiger release (who knows when the next release will be).
 

Mechcozmo

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Raven VII said:
They don't offer academic pricing on software in the retail Apple Stores?
Not that I know of... I'll try bringing my Student ID next time I go and ask, perhaps?
 

mkrishnan

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JackSYi said:
If you put it into that kind of a perspective, then I guess it is not really reasonable to spend that kind of money. But then again, this is one time opportunity to attend the Tiger release (who knows when the next release will be).
Do you have friends in SF? Are you going to get to do any other fun stuff? I'd be with the others who say...meh.... if you're just going to fly there for a Tiger release party. I personally wouldn't pay that much money to go to a release party unless it was the one at One Infinite Loop. :D But if this is an excuse to go to SF, it's a beautiful city, and I'm sure you can have a blast there over a weekend. I always have when I've gone there.
 
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