How much have you spent on new apple products?

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  1. evil macrumors 6502

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    for me its about 4000 cdn.
    which is about 2800 US or so.

    12 inch pb and 30 gig ipod.

    i hope to get an airport base soon as well.
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Over the course of the last year I've bought about $4500 of product.

    When I include what I've spent on photographic equipment, it's somewhere in the neighborhood of $6000. ;)
     
  4. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I get a new Mac every 5 years, and spend £2000 ($3000)each time on a Mac. However I also buy new versions of Mac OS if my current computer supports it. My PB G4 550 is my current and third Mac.

    I upgrade my PC every 6months and spend no more than £250 ($320) a year doing so. So I actually spend less money on my PC than Mac. However I always have a top of the range PC, but my Mac is always out of date as soon as I buy it.
     
  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Let me think about:

    3600 DEM for my iMac
    399 EUR for my iPod
    340 EUR for my Airport stuff

    that's 2579 EUR.

    Let me add the 3000 EUR for the new Power Mac G5, then it's about 5579 EUR which is 4809 EUR without VAT, so we have:

    4218 USD
     
  6. jefhatfield Retired

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    besides the ibook i bought 3 1/2 years ago, i just get a new ibook ac adapter every year...the thing breaks at the plug and shorts out but the macwarehouse people told me that's quite normal...about a 12 month usage life...give or take

    actually the ac adapters have been made by vst for quite some time now even though they have the apple logo on it...so i have not really bought an apple product since the ibook

    i thought about getting, at one point, some version of os x for it, but with just 160 mb ram max on it, i have found out thru these forums that that is not enough...even if i get a 256 mb sodimm which i heard will now work on the ibook, for a total of 288 mb of ram running with a 300 mhz g3 processor/256k lvl2 cache, is ridiculous for os x:p

    but i heard from macworld, this august issue, that the latest incarnation of jaguar, 10.2.6, works decently with the latest g3/512k lvl2 cache 800 and 900 mhz ibooks
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Ok, lets see...

    $2500 US on a powerbook
    $250 for an AE base station
    $50 for Apple Pro Keyboard

    but that doesn't include software like virtual pc, studio mx, my tom bihn carrying case, logitech wireless mouse, kensington usb hub and laptop security cable, a usb jump disk, the canon elph digital with its 256MB flash card, Epson c82 printer.... various cables, cords, power surge protectors, and insurance to give me peace of mind.

    It was quite a year. Now if only I could afford a 20" LCD from apple.
     
  8. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    since i run a small biz, my numbers are higher, but over $9000 on hardware and another $4000 on apple-branded software.
     
  9. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    My Powermac Dual 867 w/ a Superdrive and 768 MB of RAM cost me around $2000.
     
  10. SPG macrumors 65816

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    I bought a dual 867 and some software upgrades for myself, but at work I just put in the PO for a G5, an eMac, another G4 tower a few months ago, a pile of software so about $9000 in the past 3 months.
    All my money are belong to Apple.
     
  11. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    iBook: $1799
    AppleCare: $249
    iPod: $358 (plus $50 earbuds, which are not made by Apple)
    AV Cable: $20
    AV Cable: $18 (got an edu discount on that one :D)
    Jaguar: $69
    Songs from iTMS: $3

    If I remember any more I'll edit this post.
     
  12. tazo macrumors 68040

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    as of right now nothing, but i am hoping to buy a new apple product around february.
     
  13. alia macrumors 6502a

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    Since I got my 15 gig ipod with a $150 gift certificate from Amazon.com, I only spent $250 on it, plus another $19 for the USB 2 cable (so I can connect it to my work machine).

    Alia
     
  14. scem0 macrumors 604

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    personally - a couple hundred dollars.

    personally within a month - $2,200 + a couple hundred dollars

    within the family - thousands of dollars.

    scem0
     
  15. evil thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hahah 3 bucks for itms. nice
     
  16. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    eMac £850
    iPod £225
    17" PowerBook £0, nothing, zip, nada, gratis.... free:D

    damn I love working for an Apple orientated company.
     
  17. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    iBook (800 Combo) = £1012
    ipod (15GB) = £276

    Total = £1282

    But also another £300 in other items for my mac, like software, mouse and ergonomic support devices.
     
  18. job macrumors 68040

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    iMac DV (400Mhz) - around $1200 (back when it was brand new, 1999 I believe.)

    iPod 15GB - $399

    Currently have $1200 in the bank, with the goal of buying a computer this time next year before I head off to college.
     
  19. BaghdadBob macrumors 6502a

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    Not as much as I'd like to have, that's for damn sure, but thousands between myself and in my name over the years. Once had a brand new MacTV.........and a LaserWriter 600, Performa 3630 or 6360, whatever, I think my LC was new...A lot of stuff I don't remember if it was "new" or not when I got it, but in 15+ years, quite a bit. Oh, and $58 on iTMS
     
  20. wdlove macrumors P6

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    In the past year I haven't spent anything on computer equipment. I waiting for the right time to purchase a Power Mac G5. Undecided about this Fall or waiting for the Rev B. The Apple Care runs out on my G4 September 1st, so far no problems except software glitches.
     
  21. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    That's a great rule to follow, but I have a hard time waiting that long. Right now I buy a new system whenever my needs change. Two years ago I bought a blazing 733 g4 with superdrive for $985 (a microcenter mistake), this spring I bought my powerbook, with apple care and the compUSA screen warranty it was $4021. I'll continue travelling until next June, after which I'll prolly by my new g5. :D
     
  22. jefhatfield Retired

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    current industry trends make it even possible to get a nice machine for even two thousand dollars...but the way software development moves so fast, it's hard to stretch a machine past four years

    if you have the money, every three years, or even two years is fine

    and the crazy gamers....every year, of course:p
     

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