Where is the best place to buy the mobileme...

terrapin

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subscription? I paid $99 but Apple said they will cancel the account, refund the $99, andI can buy it elsewhere...
 

jsntrenkler

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I always buy my Mobile Me renewels via amazon.com ... Normally pick them up for $60 ... I have never had a issue buying them from Amazon ..
 

Marianne

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I always buy my Mobile Me renewels via amazon.com ... Normally pick them up for $60 ... I have never had a issue buying them from Amazon ..
That's what I do as well. Occasionally I'll find a better deal from someone selling a code in a Mac forum, but usually it's Amazon.
 

ivantwilliams

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Like everyone said, Amazon. But, be careful about the 'family packs'.
 

Kuntry

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yes be careful about the family packs. I bought a one year subscription from a guy on ebay back in june and two days ago my account was deactivated. If I didn't have backups of my contacts and calendars on my PC, I would have lost it all. The guy wont respond to my emails. I'm pissed. Learned my lesson. Besides, gmail gives me the same features I wanted from mobile me and its free.
 

applejosh

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Amazon had a MobileMe pack (new '09 version) through a storefront for $64 yesterday. Amazon direct was $70.
 

smknSRT8

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Besides, gmail gives me the same features I wanted from mobile me and its free.
Not necessarily, but it is close enough.

I would go for amazon, OR if you ever get a mac it is $30 off at the Apple store with purchase. That ALWAYS works.
 

djwindsor

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I've had luck two years in a row purchasing it on eBay. It was very inexpensive. Almost half of what Apple charges. I know there are free alternative but I really like the features of MobilMe. To spend an average of $50 a year in my mind it's a bargain.
 

Europa

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Hmm. I've never heard of the "family pack" scam. Good to know. I think I'll stick with buying from Apple. They had a $70 offer with purchase of the 3GS last year. I had ordered my iPhone online 3 weeks prior and just had to show them my shipping email. Hopefully they'll have the same offer this year.