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The_Hawk
16th August 2009, 05:28 PM
I just bought a shiny new MacBook Pro from DSE, how would I go about getting the discounted upgrade to Snow Leopard?

Boney_Ahem
16th August 2009, 05:34 PM
I was just reading about this very thing earlier and found the link in my browsers History:

here ya go:

Apple.com.au - Mac OS X - Update your new Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/)

The_Hawk
16th August 2009, 07:45 PM
Thanks for that, although thats the US link, here is the Aussie one:

Apple - Mac OS X - Update your new Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/)

And here is a direct link to the order form you need to use if you didn't buy direct from Apple: http://images.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/docs/AU_OSX_HW_UTD_FF090804.pdf


edit: missed that last bit of your post...

mitty
16th August 2009, 07:58 PM
Wow... if the article is correct and it is being released on August 28, then I'll be buying my copy of Snow Leopard at the Apple Store, 5th Avenue :D

The_Hawk
16th August 2009, 08:14 PM
Filled in the form and stuck it in an envelope to post tomorrow, damn shame you can't fill in an online form and attached a scan/photo of your receipt, it's not like you have to send an original anyway (especially since you can FAX the damn thing WTF?)

ajbeardy
16th August 2009, 08:18 PM
Did you get to this page, this is where I ordered online after buying a Mini:

The Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore?partNumber=MC204Z/A)

Dux
16th August 2009, 08:30 PM
If you do it online yes, it takes you straight to the online store with the discounted SL in your shopping cart.

The_Hawk
17th August 2009, 07:39 AM
Did you get to this page, this is where I ordered online after buying a Mini:

The Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore?partNumber=MC204Z/A)

Well thats just a stab in the neck. When I click that link and follow the process and enter my serial and get confirmed, then transferred to the shop etc etc I get to final checkout, enter my CC details and BAM!

Sorry, but you have exceeded the maximum number of Up-To-Date products that can be purchased at this time. Your cart has been adjusted accordingly. If you feel you have received this message in error, you may use the downloadable mail-in coupon for your Up-To-Date software.

WTF is that? Why let me get all the way to the last OK before telling me that... looks like I will be mailing it in after all.

maghemi
17th August 2009, 08:10 AM
I'm wondering if the update that they send you will be locked to the machine that you purchased in the same way that the leopard disc was.

I'm hoping to be able to get SL because I just bought a Mini, but I'd use it on the Pro if it were possible. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Huy
17th August 2009, 08:30 AM
I doubt it will be tied to the machine. But it is possible based on the submitted serial #.

The_Hawk
17th August 2009, 12:16 PM
As per the directions for the mail in form I have included a copy of the receipt and while I can't check it now since it's at home and I'm at work, I don't know that the original DSE receipt actually has the serial number on it making it somewhat hard to tie to a machine.

Of course I could be wrong and that number is on the page...

maghemi
17th August 2009, 05:51 PM
I've just ordered it online so I guess I'll find out when it does arrive and I try and install it on the Pro.

The_Hawk
18th August 2009, 09:35 PM
Well colour me impressed. Faxed the form in this morning and just got an email confirming it was received and processed and my Snow Leopard will be mailed to me in due course. Nice work Apple.