I just switched my friend!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by MacFan782040, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. MacFan782040 macrumors 6502a

    MacFan782040

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    He was a Mac bashing Windows loving set-in-his-ways college student. And then I took him to the Apple store in Soho... And he bought a MIDI keyboard. He hooked it up to his PC laptop at home and it worked... well... it was Nothing like GarageBand.

    Anyway, yesterday he's like dude I need a favor. He needed to borrow some money and use my credit card, and he wouldn't tell me what he was getting. Before I let him use it, he finally told me and i was like no WAY. He bought a 20" iMac... and it's on it's way from China now. I told him I was gonna set it all up, and I think I'm more excited about it than he is. Hahaha. Ok that's my story I'm done.
     
  2. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Good work. I know a few people I can switch if I keep working on it, (also trying to broaden one person's musical tastes at the moment too, and have already successfully introduced them to a few bands/artists). Might be a little project for next year, how many can I switch.:p
     
  3. achie25 macrumors 6502

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    I have switched 2 in the past month and I have another who is going to do it in january.
    I think Jobs owes me a cut
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I wonder if Dell users have switcher stories about how they got someone to switch from HP or Gateway to Dell? Or a Linux person getting someone to switch from Windows. The Apple customer base really helps Apple with sales more than Apple.

    I am surprised CompUSA doesn't have a clue and make the Apple section the central part of the store and really showcase it. They would make more money from 1 Mac person than 10 Windows people if they treated Mac people really good.
     
  5. themacmaestro macrumors member

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    Can I be your friend? I need some $$ too.
     
  6. maya macrumors 68040

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    I second that. ;) :D
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Awesome job MacFan782040! :)

    About two weeks ago, I convinced one of my friends at college to buy an iMac G5 as well. Two less windoze users! Woo Hoo! :D :)
     
  8. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    A friend of mine inquired about switching. She seemed open to it, but her father is pretty damn set against it, and she "doesn't like going behind his back". I told her to tell him that I'll take care of any support it needs.
     
  9. Morn macrumors 6502

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    Linux users are often equally fanatical you know, heh. The idea of open source and free software is a powerful idea that many people get behind.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'm impressed. Here's your white cloak and Apple badge. I'll show you the secret handshake later.

    You're still quite a low ranking member of this cult, so your task now is to walk door-to-door in a white shirt and tell them all about your religion........."Apple." Then offer them an orange just to confuse the snot out of them.
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Hey, no one ever showed me the secret handshake. :( ;) :)
     
  12. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations, you get an Apple goody bag full of "I switched a Windows Freak" memorabilia, courtesy of Steve! Soon, he'll be a member of macrumors, and buying everything Steve puts out, just like the rest of us...
     
  13. Jason Bourne macrumors member

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    Dude - congrats and all on helping a friend see the light, but honestly, it's not that hard to get people to switch to Mac if you pay for them to do so.

    I bet I could convert hundreds of people if I used my credit card. :D

    Anyway, I'm just giving you a hard time. Hope your friend enjoys his imac.

    Oh - and just to add a little bit to this thread- I just plugged in my brand new Quad G5. Digging it!
     
  14. jwp1964 macrumors regular

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    Forced switch times two....

    Last January I bought my Dad an eMac to replace his ancient Compaq and Christmas morning my brother/sister-in-law will open a large package that holds a Mac Mini, 17" Sony LCD, Harmon Kardon Speakers and a MacAlly Keyboard and mouse.

    If my brother/sister-in-law are half as pleased as my Dad has been it will be another successful "forced switch". I switched two years ago this month. :D :D :D
     

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