Originally Posted by Sacharissa
You can't have it both ways. I would gladly pay TT £20 for a game. What I *WON'T* do, however, is pay ********** £200 for an OS.
worse, they always forget to mention that Apple have charged $129 for each OSX iteration (read service pack) since it first came out, of which there have been 4 so far (with number 5 due anytime soon). Strangely enough 'evil' Bill Gates and the foul minions of Microsoft don't charge for minor OS upgrades (having gone through all 4 OSX versions..they are very minor) . For the record I'm a pro mac user (Graphic designer), I just don't blindly think the sun shines out of Mr Jobs ass (unlike some).
Slightly offtopic, but I dislike people talking BS about how uber
great macs are. It's a robust OS, but the boxes themselves (save the workstations)are destined for the scrapheap after 2 and a bit years because they blow bigtime when it comes to after sales upgrading, and they age rapidly. Not that apple mind at all because their real business is selling boxes, not software (the only Pro app they have is Final Cut..the rest are junk compared to other 3rd party apps).
As regards activation, personally I don't have anything against it assuming that once it's done you have access permanently. I have to say however that so far I've been wholly unsuccessful in actually purchasing an activation code as things seem to fall down at the payment confirmation screen (despite numerous attempts). I've no idea who the eseller is, but given I have no problems buying from Steam or Amazon, or anyone else for that matter it doesn't seem like they are the most competent firm to handle your business. I'm almost half expecting to find 8 charges for Sam & Max on my next CC statement next month, given the complete lack of responsiveness their system delivers.
I'd have to say that perhaps you as a company should look at selling S&M through Valves Steam software. I'm not sure what the cut is for Valve, but certainly in terms of exposure you'd garner a lot more notice.