How many people have you "switched"?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by acearchie, Feb 13, 2007.

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"switched"?

  1. 0

    5 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. 1

    12 vote(s)
    22.6%
  3. 2

    12 vote(s)
    22.6%
  4. 3

    7 vote(s)
    13.2%
  5. 4

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. 5

    11 vote(s)
    20.8%
  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    #1
    My total stands at 2!

    Both at one point were my best friends!

    One bought a new ibook G4 almost a year ago and the other a brand new BlackBook only 1 week ago! I do feel good knowing I have somehow funded development costs for Apple inc.!

    I myself have bought 2 laptops in the last 4 years!!!
     
  2. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #2
    I'd say at least 75 - 100. Easily. I worked at an educational reseller for a year and Best Buy for about 2 years. 75% of my new computer sales were people I switched to Mac.
     
  3. netdog macrumors 603

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  4. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Well thats easier for you because you work around macs and people come to you for advice! I hard to work my arse off to convert 2 people from a completely PC biased school!

    There are now 5 pupils with macs out of 700!
     
  5. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Oh now I consider everyone on this forum is more of an apple saint than me I wish I could change the poll options! whoops!
     
  6. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    #6
    5- though one of them was our department's IT guy
     
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

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    #7
    I got a lot of people interested but no one has taken the bate as yet...well maybe 2 people.



    Bless
     
  8. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #8
    That's worth like 150 right there. Good job.
     
  9. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    #9
    Two so far, my brother in-law and a mate from work.

    Not bad, as I only switched myself three years ago :)
     
  10. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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  11. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    #11
    most of my friends think macs are for emo people. I'm living proof that they're not lol. They don't even consider it because they think no one uses them and if you do use one you are just trying to be different than everyone else...and in their minds that means being emo....yes, they are narrow minded i know. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Italchef macrumors 6502

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    #12
    I've personally switched 6. These are friends and colleagues. It's really not that hard to sell someone on them. Apart from the machines themselves and the operating system, they are impressed with the support that comes with them and what Applecare does as well.
    Afterall, all my brother-in-law said to me 4 yrs ago when I was looking for a new machine was, "Just get an iMac".

    Mick
     
  13. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    I recently switched my wife. It was a pretty easy switch, didn't even have to ask. All I did was buy her the computer and say, "Here's your new computer". That was good enough for her.
     
  14. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    #14
    At least three:

    my wife (because her Thinkpad died), her brother (because his Dell died), and their father (because his Dell died).

    But I've convinced countless people of the merits of a Mac, but they haven't gotten around to their next purchase yet.
     
  15. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

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    #15
    Ha! me too.
     
  16. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

    iKwick7

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    Over 5 here as well- my brother and a couple cousins and their girlfriends. I have also told my parents that regardless of what they say, they are getting a mac for their next computer. Same with all the family, actually- the brother and I have gotten very sick of being the family I.T. guys. :)

    Funny about the parents, actually- my father wants "one of those iPods" he keeps hearing about. :)
     
  17. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

    Thanatoast

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    #17
    3 switchers, 1 waiting for cash, and 2 weighing their options. Of the two, one's about 75% sure and the other about 40% considering.
     
  18. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    #18
    Two: my little sister and my roommate. Both could not be happier with their computers, a G4 iBook and a MacBook, respectively.
     
  19. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    #19
    ive successfully switched 3 completely, and I have 2 more considering Macs

    Yay me. (Coming from a switcher-backer)
     
  20. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    #20
    One directly, many more indirectly (my staff have no choice but to use them for most of their day :D). However, I've switched 'with' many others along the way - I know more people now with Mac's than PC's, and that's a pretty bold statement to make in the UK I think :D
     
  21. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    3. Wife, friend and parents. But won't count them as 2. They only have one machine.
     
  22. yojitani macrumors 68000

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  23. ready2switch macrumors 6502

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    #23
    Just tell them if their next purchase is not a Mac, that they are on their own. Fair warning! ;)

    Oh, and 0 for me, I haven't even switched myself. But I'm ready! :D
     
  24. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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  25. apfhex macrumors 68030

    apfhex

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    #25
    I managed to get one of my friends to get a PowerBook a few years ago. He doesn't use a Mac as his primary work machine — yet. ;)
     

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