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Apple Sued over Tiger, Injunction Sought

CowboyNeal posted more than 8 years ago | from the road-bumps-to-launch dept.

The Courts 1075

An anonymous reader writes "Online retailer Tiger Direct has reportedly sued Apple over the use of the Tiger name just one day before the Mac maker is scheduled to roll-out its next-generation Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' operating system, according to an article at AppleInsider. TigerDirect, which owns trademarks on the names Tiger, TigerDirect and TigerSoftware, has requested an injunction that could prevent Friday's launch of the Tiger OS. Tiger Direct is also seeking damages and legal fees. 'Apple Computer has created and launched a nationwide media blitz led by Steven Jobs, overwhelming the computer world with a sea of Tiger references,' Tiger Direct's attorneys wrote in the lawsuit." While the suit may have some merit, it is odd for them to wait until now to try and halt such a heralded product.

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Tigger (4, Funny)

fembots (753724) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377417)

Disney will be joining the battle soon as Tiger is misleading to Tigger.

Re:Tigger (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377444)

...as well as that frosted flakes thing.

Re:Tigger (4, Informative)

macdaddy357 (582412) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377527)

And they don't even own Tigger! A.A. Milne's estate does, but this won't stop those assholes at Disney.

pre-emptive lawsuit (4, Funny)

visualight (468005) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377420)

Someone at TigerDirect suddenly realized that Apple would/might sue them over the name tiger and they figured they better sue first.

Re:pre-emptive lawsuit (5, Insightful)

fredistheking (464407) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377535)

Gimme a break. Just like Apple sued Mac Mall and Club Mac, huh? This is just a grab for funds by Tiger Direct. They are allegedly being investigated for their rebate practices and their reseller rating has gone to shit. I wouldn't doubt it if this is a last ditch attempt to remain solvent.

Re:pre-emptive lawsuit (4, Interesting)

Raindance (680694) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377568)

I'd say you might be on to something, though TigerDirect seems to be making two arguments:
1. The media blitz involving the word "Tiger" is hurting our ability to reach out to customers, and
2. We should own the trademark to "Tiger"

Now, you're getting at the second argument. TigerDirect has already filed a case at the trademark office to overturn Apple's ownership of the word "Tiger" in this context.

Distinctly, however, this injunction is about the first argument. Nothing to do with trademark ownership, but, assuming ownership, that Apple is hurting their ability to reach customers. To lift from www.macrumors.com,

"The company says that Apple's use of Tiger has changed internet search results, directly impacting its ability to market product to its customers. The company alleges that Apple's use of the name has adversely affected its ranking among the internet's largest search engines, Google and Yahoo, bumping the company from its usual spot in the first three results."

Now, I fail to see how this adds up to a case personally. Search engine ranking is hardly property, or anything close to it. I call blackmail.

Lawyers, check my reasoning?

Re:pre-emptive lawsuit (0, Offtopic)

1000101 (584896) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377576)

I'm guessing that TigerDirect was formed sometime in the '90's. Apple's OS X Tiger brand was created last year. How on Earth could Apple sue TigerDirect for trademark infringement?

Buah (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377421)


Good Timing (4, Funny)

RobertTaylor (444958) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377424)

While the suit may have some merit, it is odd for them to wait until now to try and halt such a heralded product.

Not when now is the time the threat of an injunction to stop distribution could result in a multi zillion pound pay out ;)

Re:Good Timing (1)

SerialEx13 (605554) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377533)

Not only that, but with a quick glance at their website, they don't appear to sell Apple products. If Apple starts to catch on, that's also possibly less money TigerDirect makes. This way TigerDirect continues to make money and as you mentioned also possibly could end up getting a nice hefty sum of money.

Re:Good Timing (2, Insightful)

Rick the Red (307103) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377542)

No kidding. If Apple is getting tons of publicity over "Tiger" then what better time for Tiger Direct to make their move? This will certainly get Tiger Direct publicity, which is really what this is all about: brand recognition. They want everyone to think of them, not Apple, when they hear "Tiger." If their web site is visited by only ten percent of the people who never heard of Tiger Direct before this lawsuit, it won't be able to keep up.

Why did they wait so long? (4, Insightful)

GFLPraxis (745118) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377428)

Everyone has known it was going to be called Tiger for the last YEAR. Why do they wait until release day to file a lawsuit?

And wait a sec. Are these guys telling me that they have a patent on the word "Tiger"? Somebody better get some lawyers for the local zoo.

Re:Why did they wait so long? (5, Informative)

man_ls (248470) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377468)

Trademarks are applied in specific domains. Tiger, as used by your local zoo, is not the same Tiger as the computer companies are using, or as a textile company, or a shipping company, or an airline, would use, despite them being spelled the same way.

Re:Why did they wait so long? (1)

Xzzy (111297) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377510)

No, but they might have a trademark.

General idea is once you have a trademark in a given industry, it's yours and no one else's until you release control of it.

You could have a car named Tiger and a computer named Tiger and it would be okay, but a computer named Tiger and an operating system named Tiger probably wouldn't be unless the same company was producing both.

Re:Why did they wait so long? (1)

rainman_bc (735332) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377572)

Not only that, but if you fail to protect your trademark you might lose it.

I suspect they have no choice but to sue. I don't think they're being litigious.

I mean, if they didn't, Apple could take away Tiger Direct's trade mark. Let's face it, we've all heard of Tiger Direct.

Re:Why did they wait so long? (1)

freeclimber (812767) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377545)

They have a trademark on the word "Tiger" which means that in their industry another company cannot use the word tiger without there permission. It is similar to the suit in which Apple Music sued Apple Computers and won a long time ago (in the 80's I think) with the proviso that Apple could never release a product that was music related. Last year they sued again because Apple Computers was violating the conditions of that suit. I am not sure what happened as Apple Computers is still running a music related business in iTunes.

Re:Why did they wait so long? (1)

blogeasy (674237) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377557)

I'm sure they waited to file the lawsuit until Tiger was released because they wanted to fully capitalize on the publicity. This way they'll make a big deal out of it and get a lot of attention from a bunch of sources like SlashDot.

feep (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377429)

next time, liger.

Okay. (3, Interesting)

man_ls (248470) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377430)

Well, I can't say I'm a huge fan of TigerDirect, as they have fairly high prices, I *have* bought some more esoteric parts from them, as well as before NewEgg.com came out, and I've never been disappointed.

I'm also not a fan of Apple, as I absolutely hate using the 10.3 Macs we have in the lab here in our library.

However, this should be pretty clear-cut. If TigerDirect, a computer-related company, owns the trademark on Tiger, as applied to computer products, and Apple has been using that trademark without permission, then TigerDirect should be granted damages.

Especially since, I doubt them having the trademark on Tiger is a new thing.

Re:Okay. (0, Troll)

incom (570967) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377541)

And given how litigious apple is being lately, it's hard to have sympathy for them in this.

Re:Okay. (0, Redundant)

eggnet (75425) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377544)

TigerDirect should be granted damages

I agree that TigerDirect should be granted damages.

So, what are the damages?

Re:Okay. (0, Offtopic)

radish (98371) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377575)

Ahh - I see the Apple mods are out in force. How exactly is the parent a Troll? He raises a good point.

As for TD's prices - they were doing wicked deals on Seagate SATA drives recently.

Tiger direct are assholes anyway (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377440)

I asked them at least 10 times to be removed from their crumby, mispelled, catalog (that I never even asked for)

They were rude and obnoxious, and kept on sending it me.
Finally I got evil on their asses and they stopped.

I'll never be a customer again, and I suspect many apple users will not either after this.

Also, isn't "Tiger" just an internal codename for the OS ?

Fuckyou Tiger Direct !

Re:Tiger direct are assholes anyway (1)

Lucabrasi (137017) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377505)

I had the same exact experience. It took about a dozen calls for the catalogs to stop coming. Sometimes they would send 3 per week!

Are they kidding? (5, Insightful)

nizo (81281) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377442)

First of all a trademark search shows something like three other companies who have just the word "Tiger" trademarked in the first page alone (with 1759 records total with tiger somewhere in the name). Second, why did they take so long to bring this up? Certainly Apple has some version of Mac OS Tiger trademarked, isn't it past the time to complain already? The real reason seems to be:

At the root of the issue appears to internet search results. Tiger Direct contends that Apple's use of the name has adversely affected its ranking amongst the Internet's largest search engines....

So does that mean they plan on taking on some non-profit who appears above them on google, because hey everyone knows I might get confused while searching for "tiger" instead of "tigerdirect" (which shows them ranked first btw). This whole things stinks of a "get rich quick by settlement" scam.

i don't get it anyway... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377445)

tigers don't eat apples? Why not choose a nice herbivoric name for your new OS version, like "cow" or "horse"?

I hereby copyright the following: (2, Funny)

MrAnnoyanceToYou (654053) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377447)

Lion, Bear, Barracuda, Orangutan, Giraffe, Rhinocerous, Bobcat, Mountain Lion, Rattlesnake, and any other unused names of the animal kingdom hertofore unpublicised. Document following, please do not step on my rights. Thank you.

Re:I hereby copyright the following: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377591)

What about drop bear [userfriendly.org] ? Can we use that?

Bahh I'll call it Mac OS X T1gu3r.

BTW, copyright over drop bear has just been atribuited to moi. Who want's some?

Time... (1)

APE992 (676540) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377451)

They sure took their merry little time filing the lawsuit. Apple only has let the public know about the name for well more than a month. Personally I think TigerDirect can shove it, they've sent enough aol cds with their packages to kill a thousand camels.

Weird (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377452)

Isn't it ironic that I go to post this and there is a banner ad up top for tigerdriect.com?

For and AMD processor too!

follow the money trail (2, Informative)

coloneyb (168242) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377454)

just a money grab probably hoping that apple will settle out of court for a few bucks

Re:follow the money trail (1)

climbon321 (874929) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377519)

I would think that Apple could put a hurt back on them by not allowing TigerDirect to sell Apple prodcuts.

After a lawsuit like this, I would love to see TigerDirect start having companies not allow them to sell their products.

Re:follow the money trail (1)

Ucklak (755284) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377581)

They don't sell Apple products, at least nothing comes up in the search whe I type Mac.

Odd (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377455)

It's also kinda odd that Apple did not check with the trademarks office on the use of "Tiger".

Money grab (5, Insightful)

Raindance (680694) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377456)

This is a grab for quick settlement money, no questions about it. Clever and slimey-- Apple can either take their chances fighting it (with a small chance to be hurt big) or pay TigerDirect cash. Blackmail, essentially, and the timing of this suit is proof.

I sincerely hope they'll fight it, not only because I believe the lawsuit is meritless and one should never give into blackmail, but also...

Apple has taken the "we defend our legal rights" stance when they've sued Tiger leakers. Fair enough. If they reverse their stance on that now when up against someone with lawyers, I think that'd be quite hypocritical.

So, sock it to them, Apple.

Re:Money grab (5, Insightful)

radish (98371) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377539)

Apple has taken the "we defend our legal rights" stance when they've sued Tiger leakers. Fair enough. If they reverse their stance on that now when up against someone with lawyers, I think that'd be quite hypocritical.

I don't think it's at all clear cut that Apple are in the right here. Sure, TigerDirect could have been more friendly than waiting until release day to slap on the suit, but if they own the trademark, they own it. Apple could (and should) have done a search before picking that name.

Why wait til now? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377463)

My feeling is they probably tried to discuss it with Apple in private and failed, which is why they are only launching a suit now. They will have launched negotiations a while ago.

Anyway, why not wait til now? Apple have trademark search bureaux at their fingertips, it's not like they didn't know. And as we know, you *have* to launch suits to protect trademarks, or you lose them.

Capcom is suing too (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377466)

I heard Sagat is pissed !

Right, Down, Right-Down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377577)


Break out the magic markers (5, Funny)

CatGrep (707480) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377470)

Jobs: "OK I need about a million volunteers: 1) Cross out the 'Tiger' on the box 2) Write 'Big Orange Cat with black stripes' "

Amazing (1)

mrmittens (866293) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377471)

This just comes across as an obvious attempt at extracting money from Apple, I'm sorry but waiting until the day before release begs believe!

The point of waiting... (2, Insightful)

no_opinion (148098) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377479)

Maybe their plan was to wait to file the lawsuit so that Apple is under more pressure to settle quickly.

In Other News.. (2, Funny)

\\ (118555) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377483)

Microsoft has renamed their long delayed Windows release "Windows Forever". Bill Gates was quoted as saying, "If it worked for the Duke Nukem franchise, it'll work for us."

Also, I have no idea what

Re:In Other News.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377529)

the hell is going on.

Conveniently timed. (1)

pwnage (856708) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377485)

More attention whoring gone bad. "Tiger" has been bandied around in the press for months now. Could it be that Tiger Direct is simply looking for a quick payout on the eve of Apple's launch? Or some free publicity for where to purchase OS X Tiger?

Perhaps somebody should file a lawsuit on behalf of the entire bengal population.

Word of the day. (0, Offtopic)

macdaddy357 (582412) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377486)

Children, the word of the day is prior art. Can you say prior art? Good! I thought you could.

Re:Word of the day. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377570)

This isn't a patent, idiot. There is no issue of prior art. (And even if there were, I'm not sure what your point would be.)

Re:Word of the day. (1)

Sc00ter (99550) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377595)

Prior art is for patents, this is a trademark..

Why after 100 similar slashdot stories where this is said, people still don't get it

That's a tough one... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377488)

I don't know who to hate in this one...the retailer with incredibly bad business practices or the crazy Mac zelots...go...BSD?

snowball's chance in hell (1)

drmike0099 (625308) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377489)

IANAL, but they're basically arguing trademark infringement, but their chances of proving that the use of Tiger to name an operating system is diluting their mark's use in selling computers on the internet is pretty slim. Their argument that it's hurting them by dropping their ranking in Google is even worse - here's a hint, don't choose a standard english word as the name of your company and expect to sit easily atop the searches for that name. Yahoo, Kazaa, etc will never have that problem.

One guess as to why do it now...and if you answered "free publicity" you win!

Cumupins (1)

Omega1045 (584264) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377490)

One might say that it is silly that a computer reseller could trademark the name "Tiger". Then again, if I started a company called AppleDirect selling cheap PCs, I am sure I would hear from some Apple Inc Lawyers about it.

Re:Cumupins (2, Informative)

JenovaSynthesis (528503) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377521)

Actually, you'd be hearing from the Beatles first since their oversight corporation actually owns the trademark for Apple.

Steve Jobs' Apple got to keep the name because they were allowed to.

Re:Cumupins (0, Offtopic)

Omega1045 (584264) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377563)

I have a funny story related to that. I used to mow lawns when I was in HS. A family I was mowing for tossed out a bunch of original 45s from the Beatles, labeled "Apple Records" on them. Since we dumped our grass in their dumpster I saw them and went dumpster diving. I now have a whole collection of classic records because of what they tossed out.

Tiger Search in Google (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377492)

I just did a google search for the term "tiger." Tiger Direct is #2 while apple is #3. A big claim FTFA is that Apple has altered search results, burying Tiger Direct from their usual spot in the top 3.

This is a quick cash grab, and if it means I don't get my copy of Tiger installed tomorrow evening, I'm going ballistic.

Tiger Direct shall Reap what they've sown. (1)

Microsift (223381) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377493)

Tiger Direct should be wexpecting a cease and desist letter from the Tiger Electronics division of Hasbro, which has been around forever!

Tigerdirect is cheap for a reason (4, Interesting)

quantum bit (225091) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377495)

I stopped using TigerDirect years ago after they refused to accept a return on product that they falsely advertised. A dual-processor motherboard that required an extra APIC chip to use the second processor, and despite listing both as in stock when I ordered, the APIC was on back-order for over a month. Since I had not opened the box yet I just went to Fry's and bought a motherboard and called to cancel the APIC and return the useless board. The customer service people were uncooperative and the "manager" I talked to was downright rude.

So, despite having spent thousands of dollars there, they decided that they would rather lose both my personal business and that of the company I work for than accept a return on an unopened $120 board they sold under false pretenses.

Don't fool yourself -- you get what you pay for. TigerDirect is cheap because their service sucks the big one.

No accident (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377497)

It's not odd at all. It was planned that way to maximize the pressure they can put on Apple to license the name without going to court. All the packaging is done, product is ready to ship. What better way? I can only assume Apple's lawyers will point out this fact, and the media blitz, prior when fighting the injunction.

You have got to be kidding... (2, Interesting)

Geopoliticus (126152) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377502)

Wait until the day before launch and then sick your lawyers on em... man. I just don't have the stomach for this capitalism stuff. It's way too competitive.

This lawsuit will only further "dilute their brand"... wait... perhaps this is just a ploy to plaster tiger direct all over the news and that way reclaim their ranking in the search engines!

Butthead Astronomer still dead (2, Insightful)

codefrog (302314) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377506)

You'd think someone would have pointed out to Tiger that this has been tried before and didn't end with happy results for the complainant...

Maybe they should license 'DAK' so they can give a boost to Tiger's competition instead.
yeah ... OS X 10.5 'DAK'.

not strange considering it's TigerDirect after all (1)

Locutus (9039) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377507)

those guys are weasels anyways so it does not surprise me that they pull this.

WTF anyways, the product is called Mac OS X v10.4 and Tiger is just the codename. What the heck would it have to do with selling software? Surely people are not going to be confused the too. IMO, TigerDirect is doing this for free marketing. Like I said, they are weasels more than they are tigers. IMHO


TigerDirect looking for publicity? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Slacker (607727) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377509)

Seriously, why they would wait so long when OS X 'Tiger' was announced months ago, I do not know.
Maybe they're just trying to get their name out there, I hadn't thought of or looked at TigerDirect's web site in a few years, as I had found other retailers to buy computer junk through.
It's not like I personally would think that Apple's operating system had anything to do with a mass PC parts vendor.

In America, any publicity is good publicity, and the easiest lately seems to be to target a popular company/person with a lawsuit, irregardless of how frivolous.
Any serious action to prevent Apple's use of the name should have been sought when it was first announced, not wait until the eve of the product launch. This just gives the impression of riding on the coattails of Apple's popularity.

scummy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377518)

TigerDirect are scum. Everything they do seems somewhat shady to me. And a company like them knew about a release called "Tiger" probably before most of us did. Spend your computer dollars elsewhere and show them what happens to scummy companies.

Well.. (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377531)

When I originally heard of OSX Tiger, I never even imagined a link "TigerDirect." Not that I care about Apple, but now when I hear OSX Tiger, I'll be sure to think "TigerDirect, another corporate bastard."

We had faith in human nature! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377534)

The reason we waited until today to sue was that we kept thinking Apple would do the right thing and rename the bastard to "Kitty" or something. But now we're sure they are going to besmirch our good name so we just can't wait.

Plus, don't you think we'll get more publicity if we do it today than any other day?


the CEO of TigerDirect
(I forgot my name so I can't sign this and I'm too lazy to look myself up online)

"Early" shipments may be the only shipments (1)

PDA_Boy (821746) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377546)

requested an injunction that could prevent Friday's launch of the Tiger OS

If the product is forced to be renamed, I guess it won't be so hard to detect who is using the pre-mailed copies after all...

"Hello, Technical Support? I'd like a hand with my new Apple OS, please?"
"Certainly, sir- and which OS is this?"
"I'm sorry, sir- you were supposed to have returned that package. If you'd asked for support on "Warthog", I could have assisted you. Goodbye."

AYFKM? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377547)

At the root of the issue appears to internet search results. Tiger Direct contends that Apple's use of the name has adversely affected its ranking amongst the Internet's largest search engines, Google and Yahoo, bumping the company from its usual spot in the first three results.


Understanding Mac numbers (1)

Valiss (463641) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377551)

...kind of a side note, but in the Mac world, is the 10.x to 10.y move like a Service Pack for Windows machine? I ask because it seems like it's been a large build-up and I was under the impression that this was a 'new' OS, in the same way that Win2000 was 'new' relative to the Win98. But with all the press, it seems like this is more of a Service Pack type thing.


amazing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377553)

I love that Tigerdirect ad right above the article. You're amazing slashdot.

Not odd at all. (5, Interesting)

dillon_rinker (17944) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377558)

it is odd for them to wait until now to try and halt such a heralded product.

Not odd at all, for a few reasons. Only upper management (let's call them the CxOs) would have the corporate clout to initiate a lawsuit against a big-name corp like Apple. Consider the following hypothetical scenarios:

1. Prior Apple products have had internal code names that were used in a semi-public way. (The Sagan/BHA saga comes to mind.) The CxOs thought Tiger was just such a code name, and, being clueless as only management can be, didn't realize until this late that it was not the case.

2. The CxOs, being clueless as only management can be, hadn't heard of Apple's "Tiger" until now.

3. The CxOs, realizing that this was an open-and-shut case, figured they'd give Apple enough rope to hang themselves. They're all expert blackmailers - sorry, "negotiators" - and know that Apple is now facing a time crunch. Apple has a hard deadline and must settle on Tiger Direct's terms.

Don't know about you, but #3 strikes me as really plausible. I don't know if that makes me cynical or just experienced, but I don't see Tiger's behavior as odd, in the sense of "statistically unusual".

Any publicity is good publicity!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377561)

Perhaps it is a play at some discount advertising??

"Odd they waited till now..." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377562)

Must be a conspiracy.. Microsoft must be paying Tiger some cash under the table to delay the Launch of new OS.

The sad thing is, there were probably a ton of you reading this statement and nodding your heads in agreement. Get a grip people.

just like the Windows lawsuit (2, Insightful)

Leers (159585) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377564)

you can't trademark a common word. They will lose just like Microsoft did against Lindows.

Can you trademark singles words? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377565)

In the article it mentions that they have a TradeMark on the word Tiger. I was under the impression that you couldn't trademark common individual words like Tiger.

Can anyone shed some light?

What other names could it have? (1)

suitepotato (863945) | more than 8 years ago | (#12377567)

OSX Weasel? OS/XXX? Dingo?

I've often wondered why in-stock items at Tiger Direct take twelve days to find in their own warehouse and another four days to bother shipping and this only confirms my suspicion: they're smoking some incredible sh*t man.

Apple is going to slam dance with them in court.

Free press for TigerDirect (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12377585)

When was the last time you read so much about TigerDirect? They just want to piggyback on the hoopla around Tiger OS's release.
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