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Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – December 16, 2007 07:55PM Reply Quote
"What do you mean $500 for a black-and-white 5-inch portable TV set? My brother-in-law can get it for you wholesale!"

Madaracs – April 03, 2008 01:12PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Black is now sold out. Blue is still available.

El Jeffe – April 03, 2008 03:56PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I just got my $99 Nano third generation yesterday. I LOVE IT. It's worked for hours, and hours with the out-of-the-box charge.

What a journey.

ghidorah – April 03, 2008 08:05PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
I picked up a refurbished 1 gig shuffle from the Apple web-store for $35 2 weeks ago. My first iPod and its been fantastic.

El Jeffe – April 03, 2008 08:16PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
the 512 mb shuffle gen 1 is what I started with for $29. I have three now. But I just got frustrated because they do not sync podcasts.

So, I picked up a $59 1GB nano 1st gen. Love it. Got my wife the 2GB. She now says it's not holding charge very well. But the 3rd gen nano I just got blows them all away, imo. $99 at buy.com about 10 days ago or so. I just can't believe that little thing can hold all that video and the screen is fantastic. Still have no idea what the RADIO menu is.

What a journey.



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El Jeffe – April 04, 2008 01:13PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I've never eaten here, but this seems like a good deal

dinner for 2 at Ruth's Chris $89

http://www.ruthschris.com/prime_for_two/indexa.html

What a journey.

Madaracs – April 04, 2008 01:41PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Ruth's Chris is one of the best dining experiences to be had--even with the fact they are a chain!

Excellent service. I recommend the Filet, Ribeye and/or the seared tuna. The asparagus with hollandaise sauce as a side is wonderful too. I love the scalloped spinach and au gratin potaters too.

Madaracs – April 04, 2008 01:48PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Pretty good deal on a refurb HTIB system from Onkyo at http://slickdeals.net/

Onkyo SR-800 7.1 Channel HTIB System W/ HDMI Pass-Through (Refurbished) $299 or $289

Review



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Cloudscout – April 15, 2008 05:48PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
There was an ad in MacWorld for MacUpdatePromo which says that they will be selling an app bundle beginning April 16th for $64.99 which will include the following:

Parallels Desktop - normally $80
Sound Studio - normally $80
Leap - normally $60
StoryMill - normally $45
MenuCalendarClock - normally $20
Art Text - normally $40
Typinator - normally $20
DVDRemaster Pro - normally $50
Hazel - normally $22
BannerZest - normally $49

Looks like a pretty good deal. I think it supposed to be available around midnight tonight. The ad gives a URL of http://mupromo.com/mw for it but that URL just redirects to their current item page right now.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – April 15, 2008 06:24PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Hmm, I see what software I'll drop from our store.

Cloudscout – April 15, 2008 06:34PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Yeah, I don't get it. Doesn't that completely screw the resellers who stock these things at the normal prices?

El Jeffe – April 15, 2008 07:32PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Mac Break podcasts have talked about that in the recent past.

What a journey.

Cloudscout – April 15, 2008 08:01PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
FLL, you need to negotiate Most Favored Nation clauses with those vendors.

Cloudscout – April 15, 2008 11:21PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
It's up now. The first 7 apps, anyway.

Sound Studio is unlocked once they sell 5,000 bundles.
BannerZest gets unlocked once they sell 10,000 bundles.
Parallels Desktop gets unlocked once they sell 15,000 bundles.

Cloudscout – April 16, 2008 12:16AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
There's also the MacHeist Bundle which, for $49, doesn't look like it has anything I need or want.

Awaken - normally $13 (I already have an alarm clock with an iPod dock... much more convenient than software)
Cha-Ching - normally $40 (Okay, maybe I SHOULD do something to manage my money.)
CoverSutra - normally $23 (why would anyone pay $23 for an iTunes controller?)
DEVONthink Personal - normally $40 (if I had a nickel for every software package promising to organize my digital doodads... well... I'd probably have a spare $40 to throw at another failed attempt.)
iClip - normally $29 (If I run iClip and DEVONthink and try to store each app's data in the other's repository, would the universe end?)
Overflow - normally $15 (it's like the Dock and Stacks... except it's not.)
Wallet - normally $15 ("...it can be used to keep almost any sort of data you can think of!" Ooh! Can I tie this into both iClip AND DEVONthink for a sexy digital ménage à tois?)
WriteRoom - normally $25 (Oh, come on. I already have this. It's called Terminal.app + pico.)
XSlimmer - normally $12 (It makes those Universal binaries much smaller and only makes your wallet a little smaller.)
Enigmo - normally $20 (It's a game. I can't bash it. I just wouldn't be likely to ever play it.)
Bugdom 2 - normally $30 (see above)
Nanosaur 2 - normally $25 (Yep. Another game.)



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johnny k – April 16, 2008 03:05AM Reply Quote
Man, post that review on ME.

rino – April 16, 2008 07:01AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
The last MacHeist bundle was great.

oh -- iClip -- I use JumpCut, it's FREE as in it rocks.

Madaracs – April 16, 2008 02:30PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I bought the $64.99 bundle. Now I wait...



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Cloudscout – April 21, 2008 10:02AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
MacUpdate Promo just added WhatSize to the pot for the first 3,500 people who buy the bundle.

They've only sold about 2,400 of them so far so It's looking like they won't be able to hit the 15,000 bundle target to unlock Parallels... except now they're saying that 15,000 isn't the actual target anyway. From their FAQ:

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The early numbers given in the receipts were wrong. It was a bug and it was listing the numbers from a previous bundle. The actual milestones for BannerZest and Parallels are not known currently and will be revealed only after the previous locked app is opened. So once Sound Studio is unlocked the milestone to reach BannerZest will be revealed and once BannerZest is unlocked the Parallels milestone will be revealed.

I think they might arbitrarily lower the targets based on how well the bundle sells (or doesn't sell). I imagine they could add more "bonus" apps to the bundle going forward as well.

Madaracs – April 21, 2008 12:39PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
So what do you think? Sign of the economy of all of the mac users bought Parallels already? Maybe everyone is waiting for version 4 later in the year?

(I only say that because Parallels is obviously the biggest draw in the app set)

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