Who Has a .Mac Account

Your Type of .Mac Account

  • No, too expensive (not even the trial account)

    Votes: 2 7.1%
  • Yes, I signed up just after MacWorld

    Votes: 11 39.3%
  • Yes, Still have the trial account :(

    Votes: 6 21.4%
  • Yes, got mine via the learn and earn system

    Votes: 2 7.1%
  • Well, I signed up to one, Then got one free from the Learn and Earn System

    Votes: 1 3.6%
  • Thinking about it.

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • Waiting to see if the Price Comes Down

    Votes: 2 7.1%

  • Total voters


macrumors 65816
Apr 25, 2002
Seattle, WA
How about a poll answer for
"I got one, but not right after the expo."

I have one, I got it August 1st. Happy to have done so.


macrumors G3
Feb 7, 2002
what's the learn and earn system?

my brother and i are sharing an account. basically, it's convenient for sharing pictures/movies with a few clicks.


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 23, 2002
Auckland, NZ
The Apple Learn and Earn system is for Employees of Apple and members of the Apple Channel (Other Disbrutors, resellers and contractors for Apple)

This is an extract about the Learn and Earn system

Apple Learn & Earn is an incentive learning program specifically designed for individuals who sell, support, and recommend Apple solutions. Thousands worldwide are using the program to improve their sales success, learn more about Apple products, and earn recognition and rewards.

Any individual in the U.S.A., Canada, Latin America/Caribbean, or Asia Pacific who is currently employed by an Apple-authorized reseller or direct purchaser entity, or is a member of an organization whose members are authorized by Apple, can participate in the Learn & Earn program. This includes, but is not limited to, Apple-authorized resellers and distributors, wholesalers, VARs, Power Reps, Detailers, Product Specialists, Demo Day Reps, ASPs, and Apple Solution Expert members. Apple employees can also participate. Refer to the Terms & Conditions for more details.


macrumors regular
Apr 20, 2002
Milwaukee, WI
Agreed - this is a skewed poll, completely ignores those of us who didn't rush out and get it immediately. The choices boil down to "I got it for free", "I didn't get it" and "I'm a drooling zealot who will give Apple however much they ask".

What about those of us who waited to see which way the wind was blowing, evaluated the likelihood of price reductions, etc. I upgraded to it sometime during August, my wife upgraded hers when they did the "extended until 30th Sept next year" thing. Both of us will will revisit our decisions next September, both of us have a gut feeling that Apple's going to offer another limited time $49 deal next year if they've not just made that the standard price by then :D


macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
I'm getting mine soon, I went to my local apple store which is an apple reseller, so now I have to ring apple and see if I can get it without having a credit card


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 23, 2002
Auckland, NZ
I am sorry for those people that did not run out and get it straight away..

I am not thinking straight at the moment.