This is Day 4 of a 21-day series. For more scoop on the who/what/why, go here.
You read the calendar reminder you remembered to set for yourself a year ago: your subscription to MobileMe, nÃ©e "dot-Mac," is due for renewal. You think about what else you could do with $99; you think about how much of a pain sync is with it, and refuse to contemplate life without it. Plus, there's all that crap you'd have to clear off of your slice of Apple's big Hard Drive in the Clouds.
You decide to do a little sleuthing online. Surely, there are other nerds, smarter nerds, who have had this same thought.
There are! (And quit calling them "Shirley.") You read up on the how-tos, especially Dave Taylor's. Then you go on eBay, find the most reputable-looking seller of boxed MobileMe subscriptions, and BUY IT NOW. It arrives in plenty of time for you to forget all about it and let #$@% MobileMe renew itself automagically on your credit card for another #$@% year.
Disgusted, you toss your brand-new, unopened MobileMe subscription package into the "to sell" box for your 'tater to sell for pennies on the dollar.
And next year, you vow to stay on top of this sh*t. Finally.
MobileMe for less than Apple's outrageous $99/year? You bet, ask Dave Taylor! Then email my 'tater, miz.tater AT gmail DOT com, with an offer. Pretty much any offer. I'd really rather put this behind me, and not have it mocking me on eBay. And tell your nerd friends on Facebook, Twitter, whatever, no reasonable (nerd) offer refused!
Oh, and the next item will go up on Monday, the 20th. My 'tater is great, but she likes taking weekends off. Crazy 'tater!