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Feb 5, 2003, 11:31 PM
 
ok first go here:

http://www.applepurchaseprogram.com/

I got this link from another site... these prices seem to good to be true....they say the get a bunch of orders and then bulk buy from resellers.. I am just curious if anyone has any dealings with this company...

     
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Feb 5, 2003, 11:34 PM
 
Do it
     
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Feb 5, 2003, 11:48 PM
 
Do not listen to the little Star Wars guy. I think he may be Canadian, and they have no concept of money, because theirs, while really pretty, isn't worth much.

Seriously, there was just an article linked on Macsurfer (I'll see if I can find it) about this very scam. Remember, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
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Feb 5, 2003, 11:50 PM
 
heh ... I'm very, very tempted to echo Luke's advice here , but first let's recap:

1. You send these jokers a $250 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit;

2. They claim to talk to Apple, and "try" to get a discount ... but you have no idea in advance what (or if) the discount will be;

3. If you don't like the price they finally tell you -- whatever it is -- you're out the $250;

4. They reserve the right to also charge you for any "miscellaneous" expenses they might have.

C'mon ... even if there were any real chance for a discount here (which there's pretty clearly not), do you really think Apple would even consider dealing with an outfit like this???

If any MacNN thread ever deserved one of these: , this thread is it. Run away, as fast as you can.
     
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Feb 6, 2003, 12:08 AM
 
Well for everyone that is going to buy from this place please give a review of them at the link below...and you can find out about others who have bought from them there too...

Review Site
     
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Feb 6, 2003, 12:20 AM
 
Originally posted by Producer:

Review Site
Dammit! Warn us before linking on a site with sound samples... I probably woke the entire neighbourhood just by cliking on it..
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Feb 6, 2003, 12:26 AM
 
Originally posted by ThinkInsane:
Do not listen to the little Star Wars guy. I think he may be Canadian, and they have no concept of money, because theirs, while really pretty, isn't worth much.
The only reason scams like this keep coming up is because there are enough stupid Americans out there to fall for it.
     
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Feb 6, 2003, 12:33 AM
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We hope that the following document will help answer any questions you have about the details of the Apple Purchase Program:

www.applepurchaseprogram.com/forumresponse.htm

As you will see from the page above, what we are offering is really not very complex. You are all invited to read the document and contact us with any questions.

Sincerely,
Member Support
Apple Purchase Program
Marbella Technologies, Inc.
www.applepurchaseprogram.com
[email protected]
     
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Feb 6, 2003, 12:44 AM
 
Where are those thread-locking moderators when you need them most?

     
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Feb 6, 2003, 12:50 AM
 
I tried to chat with someone on their site but 10 minutes have gone by so I said goodbye. Looks good but who knows.
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Feb 6, 2003, 12:58 AM
 
Originally posted by Montanan:
Where are those thread-locking moderators when you need them most?

The thread locking mod ThinkInsane made a Anti-Canadain remark here and moved on.
     
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Feb 6, 2003, 01:13 AM
 
Originally posted by Montanan:
Where are those thread-locking moderators when you need them most?

Try posting a picture of APU's ass again and I'm sure they will lock this up tighter than a high school freshman.

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Feb 6, 2003, 01:22 AM
 
Originally posted by ApplePurchase:
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We hope that the following document will help answer any questions you have about the details of the Apple Purchase Program:

www.applepurchaseprogram.com/forumresponse.htm

As you will see from the page above, what we are offering is really not very complex. You are all invited to read the document and contact us with any questions.

Sincerely,
Member Support
Apple Purchase Program
Marbella Technologies, Inc.
www.applepurchaseprogram.com
[email protected]
That is as much bull **** as what comes out of Cupertino, particularily, the chart where they break down where the cost savings origionate.

Retail Price of Computer $2699.00
Reduce Price to Cost
-135.00
Memory Incentive
-400.00
Printer Incentive
-130.00
Advertising Costs
-100.00
Discounted Price
_$1934.00
Additional Money from Reseller
-150.00
Final Price $1784.00


Any retarded accountant or businessman will tell you that the reseller doesn't pay full retail for their incentives (eg., an HP printer or whatever). Now why would they discount the full retail value of a printer to applepurchaseprogram?

The reseller's cost for the incentives are at least a half, or less than that, of the retail price mentioned in the chart above THAT is the cost saving they would pass on. Less actually, since the incentive benefit to the consumer is greater, becoming even more of an incentive for the reseller to use the printer as a ploy to sell the Mac themselves. Only a freaking retard would fall for this BS.

Let me summarize in a more suscinct fasion.

Suppose reseller buys a lot of 500 printers from HP at $49 each, who's full retail value is $149 each. Now why would the reseller be so inclined to pass the cost savings of $149 to a company like apple purchase program? Its like giving them $100 simply for buying a mac! And please note that the reseller still has the printers they have to move. I'm sorry folks, but the $100 loss on the printer more than off sets sales from accessories. Now apply the same thing to the ram, and understand that advertising costs don't change in regard to volume; they are sunk costs, and do not change after the decision to advertise is made. If this thing were a quarterly income statment, they would get their ass ripped wider than the goatse guy by the SEC, the IRS... I mean, it is SO not GAAP it's not even funny.
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Feb 6, 2003, 01:26 AM
 
Originally posted by ApplePurchase:
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We hope that the following document will help answer any questions you have about the details of the Apple Purchase Program:

www.applepurchaseprogram.com/forumresponse.htm

As you will see from the page above, what we are offering is really not very complex. You are all invited to read the document and contact us with any questions.

Sincerely,
Member Support
Apple Purchase Program
Marbella Technologies, Inc.
www.applepurchaseprogram.com
[email protected]
Wow do you have people scanning boards looking for victims reporting your fraud?

YOU ARE FULL OF SH1T!

But, if you get away with scamming stupid people I say more power to ya.
     
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Feb 6, 2003, 08:16 AM
 
"The only reason scams like this keep coming up is because there are enough stupid Americans out there to fall for it."


hahaha that's funny Emotionally Fragile Luke...

By the way are you the same "Emotionally Fragile Luke" that posts at this free porn forum:

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Feb 6, 2003, 09:39 AM
 
Skip it. YEah, it sounds too good to be true. Based on the way Apple prices fly (Ed and Gov customers get roughly 5% discount) and the way they sell (volume discounts? Nope. No such thing with Apple- we buy a LOT of Macs), I'd say this is a scam to the highest degree.
Oh. Last word: According to my Apple rep- No way.

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Feb 6, 2003, 02:44 PM
 
Originally posted by Emotionally Fragile Luke:
The thread locking mod ThinkInsane made a Anti-Canadain remark here and moved on.
Hey now, I can't lock that thread, and it wasn't an anti-Canadian remark. It was good natured, friendly teasing. Living on the border, I see Canadians all the time, and go over their quite often. I even used to work for Alcan, a Canadain company! So how do you like them apples?



Seriously, I don't have anything against Canadians, I tease them just like anyone else.

Oh, and I still think this is a scam Mr. Applepurchase guy...
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Feb 6, 2003, 02:52 PM
 
Originally posted by ThinkInsane:
Hey now, I can't lock that thread, and it wasn't an anti-Canadian remark. It was good natured, friendly teasing. Living on the border, I see Canadians all the time, and go over their quite often. I even used to work for Alcan, a Canadain company! So how do you like them apples?
I know. I was just kiddin also.

Also I wanted to see how Americans responded to my rebuttal, and it turned out just like I thought it would
     
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Feb 6, 2003, 03:00 PM
 
Originally posted by Emotionally Fragile Luke:
I know. I was just kiddin also.

Also I wanted to see how Americans responded to my rebuttal, and it turned out just like I thought it would
Ah, your just mad because we got the good side of the great lakes. You know, the side that doesn't smell like pee.
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Feb 6, 2003, 03:01 PM
 
Heh! Jeez, awwww, SWG, yer clever...

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Feb 6, 2003, 03:02 PM
 
Originally posted by ThinkInsane:
Ah, your just mad because we got the good side of the great lakes. You know, the side that doesn't smell like pee.
Ya but look at all the inbread hicks you scored.
     
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Feb 6, 2003, 05:07 PM
 
Originally posted by Emotionally Fragile Luke:
Ya but look at all the inbread hicks you scored.
Yeah, I know, we've had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to keep them from crossing the border into the US. Damn Canadia and it's massive supply of canoes.
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Feb 6, 2003, 05:50 PM
 
meanwhile,at the UN, Colin Powell released what he claims is a spy photo of a Canadian naval base:
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Feb 7, 2003, 04:00 PM
 
I'm lauging so hard at the Canadian vs American thing!
     
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Originally posted by ThinkInsane:
Yeah, I know, we've had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to keep them from crossing the border into the US. Damn Canadia and it's massive supply of canoes.
game. set. match. ThinkInsane.
     
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*bump*

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Feb 7, 2003, 10:23 PM
 
What kind of military does Canada have anyway? I hear you guys breed attack owls or something?
     
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Originally posted by rampant:
What kind of military does Canada have anyway? I hear you guys breed attack owls or something?
they smuggly quote everyone to death, then attack them with 80's furniture
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How 99% of Americans on this board look when posting on these forums :

     
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If it sounds too good to be true...
     
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I made an offensive post and have been sent to bed without any supper.
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i searched google for an amusing image to post, but it's almost as if canadians aren't important enough to be on google? i couldn't find one. dang...
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Originally posted by philzilla:
i searched google for an amusing image to post, but it's almost as if canadians aren't important enough to be on google? i couldn't find one. dang...
You should try doing a serch for FUGLY guys in the UK then

Or look in the mirror

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Originally posted by Emotionally Fragile Luke:
That is why we don't get this:
hey, i'm a nice guy. no, really, i am. i had to say that, before i say this:

i hope that, sometime this year, you lose your entire family in an extremely tragic accident. i'd say friends as well, but i doubt you have many. anyway, the point being, everyone here can make fun of you then, and it won't bother you. you seem to be oblivious to feelings, so i'm not out of line saying that, right? hey, i'm just saying what i feel, the same as you're doing. it'll be fun. say they die in a car wreck, we can all post pics of fatal car wrecks! aww man, i'm looking forward to this! i hope they die soon
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Feb 7, 2003, 11:30 PM
 
Originally posted by Emotionally Fragile Luke:

That is why we don't get this:

Not much has changed since I was away, I see. Party foul, dude.
     
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*STOP* with this ridiculous Canada vs US crap. And *STOP* posting mockeries of the WTC attack.

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