What?? $9.95??

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  1. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Ok so I noticed that Apple is selling Leopard for $9.95 if you bought your computer after Oct. 1. I didnt buy my MacBook because Apple bought it (free). I put in the date I got the computer (August 28). Yes it rejected me, but then I put in Oct. 1st 2007 and it let me order it?? Should I go ahead?
     
  2. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    At your own peril, sure. It'll likely get rejected when they verify orders.
     
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  4. noodle654 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, my iBook had to many repairs so they gave me a MacBook
     
  5. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking the same thing!

    How can I get Apple to buy me a computer!

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  6. noodle654 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So they gave you an (essentially) free laptop and you're worried about spending $10?
     
  8. noodle654 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Who said I was worried about spending $10?? All I was asking is why I can order Leopard if my computer doesn't qualify for the upgrade.
     
  9. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Well, the title of the thread is "What?? $9.95??". That kind of implies that you're questioning the cost of $9.95.
     
  10. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen the Mail In Form....

    If you "dick around" with the numbers enough you will be able to get it to "let you" order it I guess... However, if you go to the Mail IN Form (Download .pdf) you will see that it asks for Confirmed Purchase Date and Copy of Invoice... I would therefore assume that Apple is smart enough to figure out how to have us comply with the OCT. 1 date as shown... or MAYBE NOT!!?? Please advise after it is known to actually work :cool:
     
  11. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Your computer doesn't qualify because you did not buy it after Oct. 1. You were given the machine as a replacement for a much older computer.
     
  12. psychofreak Retired

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    Apple can't keep tabs for instantaneous web-access to which exact product was sold on which exact date...they surely have databases for that somewhere, but only rough estimates can be used by the website. They may however check over it later...
     
  13. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    I'd like to think that if I was given a brand new laptop as a replacement for a much older model (which they could have continued to repair, but choose to do the right thing), I wouldn't try and get something (10.5, $129) for almost nothing ($9.95) by trying to fake the 'purchase' date.

    I'd like to think I'd be happy that I had brand new hardware running a great OS, and if I wanted to update, I'd just pay the price, like everyone else.

    Or, if you prefer - if they had fixed your iBook, and it was running perfectly, do you still think you'd be entitled to a 9.95 upgrade to 10.5?

    *shrugs shoulders*

    I can understand wanting it, but you are outside of the purchase date that Apple set as the limit, and you didn't have to pay for the macbook to begin with...
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    On the UK site you put in the serial number of the computer, and Apple cross-reference that with their records as to when it left the store. You don't get asked for a sales receipt as far as I know.
     
  15. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    So you have to mail something in !!!

    DOH !!:eek:
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I was following the other thread where people (and yes I did make some joke about it) were cheating the system. Proud of themselves for pre-ordering an item and cheating the system they came here to discuss it. Apple undoubtedly will figure out that computer sales from Oct. 1 appear to be very out of whack in comparison to the number of orders from people who claim their system was purchased on or after Oct. 1. This is very simple math that can be done by any 2 year old. I am going to venture to guess a handful of people will land this great deal by cheating the system but in the end Apple will figure out and cancel the orders. If Apple doesn't then I'd be very surprised and wish them well in the future of crappy analytics. :)

    In other words to the OP you may get away with it but whether or not you should do it is a question of your own moral character not ours.
     

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