Another one leaves The Dark Side

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Cooknn, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Cooknn macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    Bought a 20" 1.8GHz iMac G5 for my 14 year old yesterday. I spent all weekend trying to get his old PC up to speed and it pissed me off to the point where I put the kids in the car and went to CompUSA. He had the choice and he wanted a Mac (I've got a Power Mac G5). My 10 year old got an iPod out of the deal to keep him happy until he gets in middle school next year at which point I told him I'd buy him an iMac too if he wants one. I've been lobbying the ex-wife now to get off dial up and go with Sprint DSL (for the boys sake). It's only $5 more than she's spending for AOL.

    I'll shoot him a link to this forum so he can hang with the best on-line community out there - that is if I can get him out of World of Warcraft long enough :p
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

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  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I hope that your son's realize how lucky they are to have you for a Dad. I'm willing to be adopted. :D Seriously that was a very nice gesture on your part. Hopefully your can convince your ex-wife to get DSL. Has she had the opportunity to see its performance?
     
  4. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think it's the other way around - I'm the lucky one :p BTW - Zack (my 14 year old) is continuing to get straight A's in his first year of high school (he maintained a 4.0 gpa through middle school). So I can look at this purchase as an investment in his future, right? :D

    Regarding the DSL - she's seen broadband when at my place. I think she understands - I was never good at convincing her to do anything she didn't want to do though - so I'll just have to see :eek:
     
  5. efoto macrumors 68030

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    Nicely done. I hope your son realizes what a machine he has!

    Way to go, poitns for dad.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    I'm trying to remember what my parents got me for getting straight A's... Hmm, all I know is, it wasn't a Mac. :)

    Nice. Glad to hear you're passing on your good sense to your kids! Nice choice on the iMac as well - it should last him at least until college, I'd imagine, and maybe longer.
     
  7. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    $5 per A for me.....I made straight A's so over the years it may have been enough to buy an iBook:)
     
  8. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    Great machine and you should def be very proud of your son. My parents told me I would get a new computer when I graduated high school.... now it is when I graduate college next year.. :rolleyes: We shall see haha.
     
  9. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    strange coincidence, my name is zack, and im 14! My dad didnt buy me an iMac thought :( . I did buy myself a powebook though and I'm happy with that :D . Your son is lucky.
     
  10. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    You bought yourself a powerbook? You mean you parents gave you money and you bought one? I don't think its possible for a kid to buy a PB with his own money. I mean you can't even get a job (I don't think, I might be wrong though).

    Anyways, congrats on the PB :cool:

    And congrats to the original poster for "switching" your kids!
     
  11. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Well actually I do have a job. I make slideshows and short video presentations for events. So the money came from a combination of that and birthdays/holidays.
     
  12. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wow, that's great :eek: 14 and already making money doing what you're good at. Maybe someday will see your work on the big screen :D Keep up the good work Zack!
     
  13. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, and yes that is my goal :)
     
  14. V.A.Toss macrumors regular

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    You lot get imacs for passing with A's???

    Maybe thats just a cultural difference between us brits and you lot. But when i passed my exams all i got was a 12 pack of stella artois.
    And it really isnt as reassuringly expensive as they make out.


    Anyway, well done with the purchase, must be a pretty bright family. :D
     
  15. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    V.A.Toss Good One!!!

    I don't even get that, well I don't usually get A's :p
     
  16. Benj macrumors regular

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    I'm always amazed at some of the expensive tech the young'uns and students on here have.

    I remember using a knakered word processor through university - a year's rent was the price of a PowerBook!
     

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