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Apple announces countdown to 100 million songs

As the number of songs downloaded from Apple

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You can eat unposted threads, and I’ll be busy trying to be # 100 million.

Posted by jwc110869 in Rochester, NY on July 1, 2004 at 10:18 AM (CDT)


One very oddly written contest rules page

Read the second sentence of the last paragraph. Now read the bold paragraph where it states who wins the 20GB iPods.

Posted by Attis on July 1, 2004 at 10:48 AM (CDT)


so i guess that means that free weekly downloads are eligible to enter but not to win?

Posted by wheelbarrow on July 1, 2004 at 11:03 AM (CDT)


ok…so why would anyone buy a song right now then?

They should’ve waited until reaching the 95 mark before announcing this.

Posted by adrenaline on July 1, 2004 at 2:42 PM (CDT)


The Apple counter is going up every few minutes, so people haven’t stopped buying :)

They must realize the chances of winning are so small they need not worry about it.

Posted by Nagromme on July 1, 2004 at 2:51 PM (CDT)


Not bad. I could use another iPod :) too bad its like impossible to win.

Posted by TheGFather on July 1, 2004 at 2:57 PM (CDT)


This doesn’t make sense to me.  Any other business that gives away prizes to it’s n-th customer, doesn’t post how many customers they’ve had so far.  If you do, people like myself, won’t buy anything until other people get the counter close.  I think there will be slow business until the counter gets close to a 100,000 mark, and then people’ll buy a lot, and then stop again and wait.  Maybe it’ll all even out in the end, but I doubt it.

Posted by movafova on July 2, 2004 at 8:14 AM (CDT)


Sales have actually increased since the contest was announced.

Posted by Chimpee on July 3, 2004 at 9:45 AM (CDT)


well ... couldnt they make the counter fake? we could all be waiting for no reason. I mean cmon the counters at 893,733 then for 5 min nothing happens then all of a sudden BAM 900 mil? wtf.

Posted by THeGfather on July 3, 2004 at 9:18 PM (CDT)


^900 mil, wtf?  Apple is counting up to 100 million…but I agree that it would be nice if the counter refreshed more often. ARRGH.

Posted by jeffro on July 9, 2004 at 6:04 PM (CDT)

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