How much money has Apple gotten from you?

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  1. stevento macrumors 6502

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    How much money have you spent on Apple products?, (services, software, iTunes cards, anything)

    I spent over $1780 buying this my current macbook
    then i've spent $90 on iTunes cards and
    i've owned three iPods and i'm getting ready to get another one.
    so that's $429 on ipods so that adds up to over $2300 and i asked my dad to buy me the airport extreme which is $200 (but he might get me the older airport which is $129)
    so apple has gotten $2500 just off of little old me.
     
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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  4. peteraigner macrumors newbie

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    well atm abut 100 USD for my iPod shuffle

    and shortly befor my iMac is delivers ~ 1800 USD

    I wished I had spent more on apple instead of ol windows pcs xD
     
  5. aj98 macrumors member

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    Hmmm...off the top....

    5k for the 512e
    3k for the 32mhz color machine
    3k for the 600
    3k for the BW G3
    3k for the G4
    1400 for the 23 Cinema
    189 for the soundsticks+isub
    129 each for Tiger and Panther
    70 each for iLife 05 and 06
    70 for iWork
    I forget what I paid for OS 8.5
    Plus who knows how much else for 'smaller' items.

    So at least $19000 over the years.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Probably about $6000 over the last five years...three laptops and a couple of iPod shuffles.

    Absolutely...AAPL made me over twice the amount of my outlays in just a little over a year's worth of ownership. (Of course, now I have to pay taxes on that gain in a few months, but it's still a nice gain!)
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Not much...but the amount of people who I've convinced to switch (and not to mention those who the convinced have convinced)...Apple should employ me!
     
  8. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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  9. cecildk9999 macrumors regular

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    About $5000 between my two laptops, another $1000 for iPods and iTunes, and $120 to replace all of the iPod headphones I've busted :( . But I think I got what I paid for, since the first laptop lasted me four years, and all 3 of my iPods are still going. :D
     
  10. Sam* macrumors regular

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    £880ish

    but i sold the ipod nano last year like 3 weeks after i got it for the same amount i paid:cool:

    so if you take back that £700

    which is one imac
     
  11. Sawtoothdude macrumors regular

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    Not a Single Penny... I bought My G4 from a friend they gave me the OS i use, I had my own memory, never have bought anything directly from apple. I always got Macs used. Same With My iBook, I traded a PDA for it. I would like to buy a new mac though... Maybe someday.

    Wait I did buy a mighty mouse and keyboard, So Like $80
     
  12. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Cringe.
    30GB iPod (as present) £219
    30GB iPod (for me) £219
    MacBook Pro CD £1899
    MacBook Pro C2D £1899
    Apple modem £35

    This is from April.
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Much more than I'd like to think about.

    - Performa 6240CD + 14" display + Color StyleWriter 2500 (special price EDU bundle for all that, heck if I remember the price, my parents paid for it)
    - Power Mac G3 B&W 400MHz + 17" Studio Display (probably was around $3.5k to $4k)
    - PowerBook G4 800MHz (around $3.3k after tax n' crap)
    - iPod 10GB (like... $400 after discount for buying it with PowerBook :eek: )
    - iPod Mini ($250)
    - iPod Shuffle ($120)
    - Mac Pro 2.66GHz + 23" ACD + AppleCare (gee... close to $5k)

    Oh and can't forget OS X! 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, and soon 10.5, each $80 EDU I think. Then there was also OS 9.0 (forge the price).

    Definitely has to be at least $10k+ by now.
     
  14. VicRattlehead macrumors regular

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  15. MikeT macrumors member

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    Off the top of my head...

    1988 - Mac SE $2000
    1988 - Imagewriter II printer $500
    1992 - Powerbook 160 $2100
    1996 - Laserwriter 4/600 $700
    1997 - royalties on Mac clone (Starmax) - $unknown
    2001 - Powerbook G4 $2000

    Total... priceless.
     
  16. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    Performa 6400... $2,400
    eMac G4... $900
    iPod Mini... $200
    MacBook Pro... $2,000

    Grand Total: $5,500 (over about 10 years or so)
     
  17. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Probably over $30,000 over the last few years.

    3 Power Mac G5s
    1 Mac Pro
    2x30 inch ACD
    9 iPods
    every high end Powerbook/MacBook Pros since Titanium
    2xiMacs
    countless accessories.
     
  18. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    Directly From Apple:
    iMac G5 - $1500
    4G 20GB iPod - $300
    1G 4GB iPod nano - $250
    a few docks - $60(ish)
    iLife '06 - $70
    Mighty Mouse - $50


    might be missing some things but that adds up to $2,230 over about two and a half years.
     
  19. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    g4 mini- 700
    ipod mini 200
    macbook- 1200
    than alot of accessories.


    That was ALOT of yardwork. (Im 14, though i did pay for most of the macbook via money i earned from the mini :) )
     
  20. shellbryson macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.... well 1 ipod, 1 mac pro and 1 powerbook... about £8000 in 2 years. I need a cheaper line of work :( (considering I have a £3000 desktop PC as well).
     
  21. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    $369 for my first iPod (3G 20GB)
    $699 for my first Mac, a 1.25GHz G4 Mac mini ordered the day they came were announced
    $49 for the Apple keyboard
    $279 for my second iPod (4G color 20GB)
    $229 for my third iPod (1G nano, 4GB)
    $1999 for my MacBook Pro
    $1099 for my iMac
    and countless iTunes music cards

    total: $4723 + iTunes cards

    buying soon: AppleCare for MBP, iLife '07, Leopard (estimated total: $457)

    first purchase was in November 2003; most recent was November 2006 - many more to come :)
     
  22. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    It hurts to think about it, thousands since the performa days. Im trying to be a little more thrifty now.
     
  23. nukiduz macrumors 6502

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    ipod mini: $250
    ipod nano: €250
    ipod nano 2 gen: €200
    intel 17" imac: €1400

    no too much at the moment... €2050 or so...
     
  24. paintballer macrumors regular

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    Customized Mini: $724
    30GB Ipod Video: $300
    $1024 total thats not to bad. But I'll probably get a nice 24" iMac or a Mac Pro by the end of next year and that will jack the price up a bit.
     
  25. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    As far as I can go back apple has gotten about $20,000 from me over the years. That number isn't increasing very fast these days.
     

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