I need your help proving a Windows user...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mjstew33, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    Ok, so I'm getting an iMac G5 because I have a feeling that my iBook's life is going to be dramatically decreased if I keep bringing it to school (divorced parents - I go to the opposite parent every day). I need your help to prove to my Dad that the iMac G5 2GHz PowerPC G5, 160GB HD, blah blah blah refurbished machine is a good deal, and that's it's one of the best deals on Apple's website. I need your help because I just can't get it across his mind, he thinks I'm making a bad decision (he thinks it's a bad computer :p).

    Help me convince him. I told him I would give my brother my PC if helps me out (2.7GHz, 1.5GB RAM, 80GB HD, 19" LCD - I can't use this at my Mom's [where the iMac is going]). I basically need help with money as this deal on Apple's refurb site is going to go sooner or later.

    Help me out!
     
  2. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Have you let him try your ibook? You could probably use that to convince him if he's a computer literate person. It really depends on whether he's a computer user. If he's not then its simply a matter of convincing him you know what you're talking about. If he is then you need to convince him that macs are computers too ;) .

    Tell us what your dad is like. Is he computer savvy? That might help us
     
  3. pknz macrumors 68020

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    If you pester your dad for about 6 years...

    That is how I got an iMac, well actually he first promised to buy the original see-though colour iMacs, then the graphite one, then lamp and then the first G5, and finally my pestering paid off somewhat, I was then hoping for a Powermac.

    To cut a long story short I don't really think this is the best way as I was banned off computers and tv several times and other punishments when I started an argument on "Buy iMac now"
     
  4. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Does he not like it because it's a Mac, or because it's refurbished? If it's because it's refurbished, he might be right. If it's because it's a Mac, tell him I switched from Windows about 6 months ago, and have never been happier with a computer :)

    PS - that is the same computer I have
     
  6. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's because it's refurbished.....
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Hmmm, ask him to kick in the extra for "new" :eek:

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    He's on the "cheaper" side. For the refurb, I only need $200 w/ tax ... I don't even know for the regular price.... :(
     
  9. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    What I plan to do is show him a nice Keynote presentation :D
     
  10. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Tell him you get the same warrenty as a new machine. So if anything is wrong with it, you can get it fixed without a problem.
     
  11. mkubal macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried kicking and screaming? That's always been my preferred method. :p
     

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