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Apple announces countdown to 100 million songs

As the number of songs downloaded from Apple

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1

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)

2

One very oddly written contest rules page
http://www.apple.com/itunes/100million/

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)

3

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)

4

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)

5

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)

6

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)

7

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)

8

Sales have actually increased since the contest was announced.

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

9

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)

10

^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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