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    Default Snow Leopard Apple Australia RIPOFF

    It would appear the Apple Australia is continuing in it's tradition of fscking over it's loyal customers.

    Spot the difference

    Apple - Mac OS X Snow Leopard - The world’s most advanced OS

    Apple - Mac OS X Snow Leopard - The world?s most advanced OS

    That's right, no discounted upgrade price for Leopard owners.

    These things are made for $2 in a factory in china. I am thoroughly sick of apple.

    P.S. It looks like Apple is only showing the discounted upgrade price on their US and Canada websites.
    Last edited by matreya; 10th June 2009 at 06:09 AM. Reason: Checked other non-US/Canada sites
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    Are you basing this solely on the lack of "Upgrade from Leopard for $XX" on the AU version? Because that seems kind of... you know, dumb.



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    ok so I over-reacted. But it's something to keep an eye on. Apple Australia have a history of screwing us over.
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    Which brings up the question of what will be a fair price. I'm tipping Apple Australia will set it at $49, which seems reasonable to me.

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    or with the way the economy is going (up it seems) $39.95

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    With all the new stuff under the hood of snow leopard, I'd still be willing to pay the usual $150 for this upgrade.

    I really don't get it... The actual UI doesn't change and people QQ about the upgrade not being much. The iPhone outer case doesn't change and people QQ.

    Theres so much new stuff going on in the back ground of snow leopard. It's one of the best updates to OS X. imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macgeek View Post
    With all the new stuff under the hood of snow leopard, I'd still be willing to pay the usual $150 for this upgrade.

    I really don't get it... The actual UI doesn't change and people QQ about the upgrade not being much. The iPhone outer case doesn't change and people QQ.

    Theres so much new stuff going on in the back ground of snow leopard. It's one of the best updates to OS X. imo.
    Um, what does QQ mean? (maybe I'm getting old)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matreya View Post
    ok so I over-reacted. But it's something to keep an eye on. Apple Australia have a history of screwing us over.
    Dont like the terms dont buy the product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    Um, what does QQ mean? (maybe I'm getting old)
    OO are eyes
    QQ are eyes with tears i.e. crying / whinging

    Came from WoW players

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    Quote Originally Posted by decryption View Post
    Um, what does QQ mean? (maybe I'm getting old)
    Urban Dictionary: qq

    don't worry, I hadn't heard of it either. But then I'm much older than you

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    Quote Originally Posted by matreya View Post
    ok so I over-reacted. But it's something to keep an eye on. Apple Australia have a history of screwing us over.
    OK. I’ll just wake up early and create a new Apple RIPOFF thread. Half hour later: My bad.


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    Apple must have changed it. i took a screeny yesterday as i had a funny feeling the price would increase or be removed. this is from Apple - Mac OS X Snow Leopard - The world’s most advanced OS btw but i have no proof other than the picture was modified yesterday at 7:51am.



    do you reckon this can be used as evidence to buy SL for $14.95?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richthomas View Post
    Apple must have changed it. i took a screeny yesterday as i had a funny feeling the price would increase or be removed. this is from Apple - Mac OS X Snow Leopard - The world’s most advanced OS btw but i have no proof other than the picture was modified yesterday at 7:51am.



    do you reckon this can be used as evidence to buy SL for $14.95?
    Nope. Objects in the rear view mirror. Just because it said it before does not make it so on point of sale. Until it's sold the price does not stand. As it's not available yet it's not worth the pixels it's on.
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    Anything less than $49 is a good deal, IMO

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    I'm not surprised the took down the $14.95 price....seemed too good to be true.

    I'd guess they removed it and will review the upgrade price. If you still think they are going to rip you off then buy it from the US and get it shipped here.
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    I was fully prepared to pay $129-$169 for Snow Leopard. I find that anything less that full OS RRP is a huge bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    I was fully prepared to pay $129-$169 for Snow Leopard. I find that anything less that full OS RRP is a huge bonus.
    My thoughts exactly. I was ready to hand over $150+ (I've never bought OS X here so I don't know what it normally costs) but every new release since Panther I've been outside an Apple Store on day of release waiting to hand over the folding stuff.

    If it comes out at <$80 for a family pack I'm going to be VERY happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    I was fully prepared to pay $129-$169 for Snow Leopard. I find that anything less that full OS RRP is a huge bonus.
    Yep, same here.

    The improvements are fantastic, and come on, like I'm not going to upgrade.

    Please.
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    Ditto. I am happy to pay full price for the enhancements that I have seen.
    Rebuilt Finder for a start!

    And as Phase has said, as if I could hold myself back anyway!

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    And lets not forget the full upgrade price - a lot of apps are going to need to be upgraded and some developers are already stating that there will be a fee for doing so. So while it might have cost $150 to move to the new OS, I was already expecting to pay hundreds more by the time I upgraded my copies of Undercover, SuperDuper!, LittleSnapper, Coda/Espresso/Textmate, Aperture and so on.
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