You will never guess what I saw in the Best Buy ad this morning!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shake 'n' Bake, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Can you believe it? SL installation for $40? That's more than the OS itself! I don't know what kind of people buy this crap. It's easier than you can imagine to install OS X. And how are they going to make sure it's "ready when you get home?"
     

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  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    They wouldn't get away with it, if people didn't pay it. People are dumb.
     
  3. macaco74 macrumors regular

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    BB has been doing this everything - even charging to rip your cd collection.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Much more difficult then installing ram for the same price.
     
  5. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Are you serious? I'd like to see how many people actually buy this.

    If everybody's CD collection is like my family's, it'll take hours to rip on nice settings.
     
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    5 to 1 they think it's what the market will pay.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ill make an ad and say ill do it for 35 lol
     
  9. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I still don't know what the "ready when you get home" part means. Do they do this at your house while you go shopping or something?
     
  10. Takuta-Nui macrumors regular

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    Lol to above post. No way would I trust people fiddling around and installing an ENTIRE OS on my computer... which contains all my digital information...

    That's the price (haha) for not doing your research.
     
  11. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    You have to realize that a good portion of people now buying Mac's are people who think that by getting a Mac they don't have to worry about how the thing runs, or how to do the upkeep. Apple's marketing has convinced them that they turn it on, and it just works. So when it comes to installing an entire O/S, these same people are going to not want to hassle with it because they don't know what's involved, and $39 on top of a computer they just paid $1,000 or more, is not big deal. Best Buy saw a market, and they are going after it. Luckily a free market system gives us choices as consumers, I commend them for trying to make money for the company.
     
  12. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    What I want to know is whether they are selling Macs with SL already installed - and so the $39 is to open the box and create your user account. Or, whether they are providing an upgrade service to users with Leopard.

    Does anyone know?
     
  13. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well the MBP in the ad has Leopard on it, so it could go either way, IMO.

    But I'd be really pissed if all they did is turn it on and create my user account. And that asks for some information I'd rather not give to a mindless Best Buy employee.
     
  14. devburke Guest

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    Look again. It’s Snow Leopard.
     
  15. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Um, no, it's Leopard.
     
  16. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    On the second line of the MacBook Pro specs it says "Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard"
     
  17. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But the picture is Leopard.
     
  18. ghostwriter macrumors regular

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    ummm, under magnification, the box states Snow Leopard AND the pic is Snow Leopard - probably because it's SNOW LEOPARD :)
     
  19. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Ok, but one would assume that you would get what is stated in the tech specs rather than the picture. And also, the Leopard background is still an option in Snow Leopard.
     
  20. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Right, but the desktop background is the one which was default in Leopard.
     
  21. EndlessMac macrumors 6502

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    Yes I can believe it considering how many times I've read about people waiting for Apple to preinstall Snow Leopard before they buy a new Mac instead of just upgrading SN themselves with the included upgrade CD.

    People who frequent tech forums like this one are usually pretty knowledgeable about computers but a good portion of the general public have a hard time even sending email properly. ;)
     
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    You should consider reading the second part of my post again, I addressed that :)
     
  23. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not near as bad as them charging $130 to set up a PS3:eek:
     
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    Seriously? That is an outrage! :eek:
     
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    How many people pay to change the oil in their car? The 2nd biggest waste of $$ in the U.S.:rolleyes:
     

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