Subscription via Ebay?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by drewster, May 27, 2009.

  1. Phil A. Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    The reason that one is so cheap is that it's an additional account on the seller's MobileMe account, not one on it's own right.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'd also seriously question the validity of selling these subscriptions like this, has anyone ever questioned whether or not it's a legit deal to sell a "additional account"? I'd also be so inclined to question how much control the seller has over your entire account if it's an add-on account to his master account.

    Edit: I asked Apple. I had to deal with them on another Mobile Me issue. In short (during the chat), this is what was said:
    So buyer beware.
     
  3. drewster thread starter macrumors member

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    Well -- that would explain the price -- and yes - I agree, probably against terms of service.

    So I suppose that leads to the next question, any leads on getting a 'legit deal' on MobileMe -- love the idea of the service, but it is a bit rich for a student...

    Thanks.
     
  4. jeromego macrumors newbie

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    same question here re mobile me. amazon sells it for $69, does this mean if i buy this the $69 already includes my 1 yr subscription?
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    According to Mobile Me's TOS
    So technically speaking, any reselling of any Mobile Me sub is in violation of their TOS unless those sellers are authorized resellers. However, I assure you I paid $50 for my sub on eBay the first time and it was a stand alone account. It worked. A year later I bought a sub here for another $50. So yeah, it's technically a violation but it works.

    The issue I take with selling a 5GB add-on account is that the master account holder (who could be the seller or some other poor soul he sold the subscription to) has 100% control over your account regardless of your password being changed and such. According to Apple, the person holding the master account (think AOL) has complete control and authorization to gain access to your account, change, and/or cancel it at any time.

    I encourage you to seek out Mobile Me subscriptions off Amazon or eBay and ensure you get a box (sealed).

    For $69 you can renew using the code or start a new account. A renewal is the same price as a new account.
     
  6. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    They also can delete a sub account like that and you hav no recourse.
     
  7. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    I found mine on eBay for $53 shipped, that came with a sealed box and everything, pretty good deal if you ask me, just have to watch eBay.
     
  8. maviso5 macrumors regular

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    I did buy a single account attached presumably to the sellers master account, and so did a mate of mine.

    He asked us what usernames we wanted and gave us a temporary password and that was it all done. I bought mine for about £20 and its great, got a whole year...not too sure how he's doing it unless he buys one master account a day or something.
     
  9. killianb macrumors regular

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    I bought mine on eBay and it's a full account. I've had no problems with it.
     
  10. Nor*Cal macrumors regular

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    They are stolen from the retail stores. Simple as that.
     
  11. ash06 macrumors member

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    Hey, i just bought MobileMe for under $20 on eBay..
    Is it legit??


    UPDATE*

    The box came in the mail today,
    It was a sealed box, and the code worked perfect, MobileMe is awesome, and the services work seamlessly with my mac and iPhone, Apple has done great, especially with the push email ;)


    Kind Regards,
    Ash
     
  12. nozebleed macrumors 6502

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    i bought a family pack on eBay last year when we both got 3G's, emailed me the code and never had an issue. Im up for renewal at the end of July I think or early August. I'd always check and make sure good feedback, and that it isnt 500 in a month, make sure the feedback is from a decent time, like years.
     

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