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    fraser38's Avatar
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    Leopard upgrade ?
    Received my Leopard disk from Apple today and have to say I am very disapointed with the way that it was packaged. I received an "upgrade DVD" not what seems to be the full retail version and it arrived in a white CD sleeve with a slightly shoddy looking Leopard booklet. I bought my macbook on 1/10/2007 and only paid 6 for this but the way it arrived was very poor indeed.

    Can someone confirm that I should only have received the upgrade and not the full version ? - don't get me wrong I have installed it and all is working but I was expecting a nice shiney box - maybe too much to ask for http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/mac...ilies/Gasp.png

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    I got the same as you.

    I'm in 2 minds about it, on one hand I only paid £5.95 for it but on the other the only reason I got it at that price is because I paid £800 for a new mac & £150 for a new ipod not to mention the software only 3 weeks ago.

    But yea I was a little disappointed Im just wondering why they would bother? I mean how much could they have actually saved by just sending us a white paper envelope?

    Anyway it installed fine & I'm really enjoying it so can't complain really

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    Yes, you both got the equivalent of an OEM disc, not a retail disc.
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    Mine came in a small box with the cool X and the new Leopard purple looking universe background on it. Had the booklet, apple stickers...etc

    says retail on it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruki View Post
    I got the same as you.

    I'm in 2 minds about it, on one hand I only paid 5.95 for it but on the other the only reason I got it at that price is because I paid 800 for a new mac & 150 for a new ipod not to mention the software only 3 weeks ago.

    But yea I was a little disappointed Im just wondering why they would bother? I mean how much could they have actually saved by just sending us a white paper envelope?

    Anyway it installed fine & I'm really enjoying it so can't complain really
    I agree but if other users who purchased after 1/10/2007 get the full retail version, I want the same. I feel let down as if "well he only paid 6 so here is your 6 worth" - I parted with nearly 800 at the beginning of the month !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraser38 View Post
    I agree but if other users who purchased after 1/10/2007 get the full retail version, I want the same. I feel let down as if "well he only paid 6 so here is your 6 worth" - I parted with nearly 800 at the beginning of the month !!
    But when you get a new Mac, you don't get a retail version of the OS (which can be installed on any machine). You only get one for the Mac you bought.
    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
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    The Payment was for Shipping and not the OS itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    The Payment was for Shipping and not the OS itself.
    Didn't know that and listen I'm not complaining my god I got it for nothing !! but I was just expecting something better from Apple but the OS is working very well

    Thanks for the input

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    I know, was just letting people know in case.

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    I was also a little let down. I recieved mine today and thought I was gonna get a hologram box or something. Instead it came in a brown envelope via usps. I paid $10.50 for shipping when it only cost $3.00 or so to ship this way.

    Oh well, it installed flawlessly and I'm using it right now...

    T

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    i just got the little envelope too!
    oh well, just think of all those trees you are saving in reduced packaging

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    that is weird
    i got mine for $10 as well And i was expecting the box

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    Perhaps the key here is that for those who paid the full retail price, got the nice marketing presentation. Since some paid substantially less, they received the lesser version. Just a guess on my part. I know I paid $189 via Amazon and got the full thing. It installed flawlessly and is pretty nifty.

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    Just look at my iLife 08 disc!



    The audacity of them not giving me a nice shiny box!

    Still, it's better than my iLife 06/Tiger disc... I can't believe how minimalist they are on that packaging!




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    Now Powered By Leopard.

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    I got an iMac in late August. Do I qualify for any special discounts on Leopard? I know some people who bought theirs in October got a discount..

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