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here is my stupid question. i have mobile me. it is time to re up. apple wants 99 buck for renewal. amazon sells mobile me for 69 smackers. if i buy mobile me from amazon can i apply it to my current mobile me account?

 

thanks

 

as a secondary thought, why is apple charging 30 dollars more then amazon for an apple service?

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Yes, once you get the package from Amazon you can enter the code and you're good. It's what I do.

 

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I'd be surprised if you can extend your old account with a new subscription rather than a renewed one - i.e. you may well have to use a different Member Name et cetera - a bind for most I'd imagine.

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Well be prepared to be surprised, since you can do exactly that ;)

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You can even buy the code in a foreign country. I bought a Mobile Me code at an Apple Store in Boston and used it for my account here in Canada.

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You live and learn. Let's hope I can grab such a bargain when mine runs out in September. On a related tack... I'll be buying a Family Pack of Leopard soon for around 25% less than Apple sell it at - and I don't mean by buying a Single User License and breaking that.

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Harry, that's the way it's been working for at least the last two years .... I know because that's the way I always renew .... so I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to do the same in Sept.

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thanks all. will buy from amazon. seems like an odd decision for the boys (and girls) from cupertino but what are you going to do.

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And it's not just with MobileMe. Amazon is currently selling the new iPod Nano for $133.95. Even if you go to the Apple refurb store, they are selling there for $129 ... once you add the tax ( which Amazon doesn't charge yet in my area ) it brings the price over what Amazon charges for a new one.

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I decided not to auto renew my Mobile Me account and instead buy the 5 user family pack from Amazon. I picked up the registration code for around $75 with shipping which is still far cheaper than the auto renewal of $99 through Apple. I was able to save money and set up Mobile Me on 3 other Mac for my two brothers and girlfriend. I am glad that I went this route for sure.

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Just out of curiosity, when you did that were you able to transfer your original mobilme address to the new acct ? Or did you have to let the old one go and start a new one in the new acct ?

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just to finish the story from my end. bought .mac from amazon at 68 bucks. got a box with a serial number. went to me.com/activate where i was given three options. 1. start new account. 2. activate an expired account. 3. renew current account. i renewed my current account and i now have another year.

no reason to buy from apple. seems pretty non green from a company that states that green is a goal to make amazon waste paper, boxes, gas for the truck all just to get me a serial number for 32% off the apple price. they should let the whole thing proceed electronicaly.

anyway, thanks to all who helped.

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