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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by EricBrian, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    I've talked up my 17" PB to my father. So, when my father came here from Germany, I took him to the Apple Store in Pentagon City Mall. And guess what? He bought a new 17" PB!

    Another Windoze machine will bite the dust... You know, the one he still has at home.

    Oh, and while at the Apple store, I bought Airport Express... they hadn't change the price to the regular $129 yet, so I got it for $98. hehehhehehe
     
  2. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    Your father as well as most of his co-workers will be very impressed
    with that beauty.

    And he has free lifetime support from you!

    Congratulations!
     
  3. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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  4. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    Heck, I think he deserves high honors for surviving the mall!
     
  5. Wombert macrumors regular

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    Uh-huh. And now he'll return home with a power supply that doesn't fit the power outlets in Germany. How smart.
     
  6. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    No big deal on the Power difference as long as he can pick up the right
    charger when or if he's returning to Germany.
     
  7. Wombert macrumors regular

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    The power supplys have multi-range inputs, that's not the problem. But the plug will not fit the socket. So he needs a new plug (and, preferrably, a new cord since the plug is not grounded) which is quite expensive given what it does and is (a piece of plastic with some metal in it).
     
  8. EricBrian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    Not really, the changing from the flat style plugs to Germany's rounded ones are extremely cheap... less than a buck for 1.

    But, he bought one of the kits that is good in every country while there... It is called "World travel adaptor kit."

    He buys tons of electronics here in US and takes them to Germany. He has plenty of experience. :) Well, maybe not tons of electronics... but, he has experience doing it.
     

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