It doesnt get any better than this

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by slackersonly, May 9, 2006.

  1. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

    slackersonly

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    My new (refurb) iMac 20" is on its way (first mac by the way)
    It will arrive on Thursday.

    Here is the kicker.
    The little lady and kids will be out of town Thusday and Friday nights.

    Being able to eat like a single guy (ie. burritos for breakfast or quadruple decker sandwiches for dinner, etc) is eclipsed by my 2 night of of 3am geeking with my first mac.

    Crossing my fingers for one of the mythical refurb free upgrades.
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    LOL

    You created a really good visual there.

    *envisions empty burrito wrappers, Apple packaging....*
     
  3. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

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    He just needs to make sure not to get any of the burrito refuse on any of the packaging or keyboard or anything. There is punishment for those who make their Macs filthy (even the packaging) - especially on the first day of ownership.
     
  4. ejbenjamin macrumors member

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    I didn't know this happened with any regularity. When I bought my refurb PowerMac G5, it showed up with 512MB instead of the advertised 256MB. I thought it must have been a freaky one-time error.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Dillenger macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, Heaven!!!
     
  6. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    how about a picture of your setup with all the "single guy" stuff you talked about?

    that would be fun to see.
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    *pron*
     
  8. timmac macrumors member

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    I know exactly how you feel. The day my current (and first) iMac arrived, my wife and daughter went out of town for five days. And to top it off, the day it arrived, we had a power outage that lasted all afternoon at work, so I got to go home early and start geekin'!
     
  9. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    You are not allowed to touch that machine without washing your hands first - we will be watching you. :cool:
     
  10. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Congrats on the purchase of your very first Mac :D
     
  11. liketom macrumors 601

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    i loved my free upgrades in my mac lol

    1gb rather the 512mb
    9600 rather then 5200

    and a mighty mouse as well as a optical mouse
     
  12. backupdrummer macrumors regular

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    When i got my iMac a year ago it arrived the same day we were having friends over for dinner and drinks.

    It was the longest dinner of my life the whole time my wife kept giving me the evil eye while I dreamed of getting my toy out and playing.
     
  13. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    Not wanting to out do you all, my long term girlfriend broke up with me the day my PowerMac G5 arrived (not because of it!) and then when we eventially got back together she arranged to go see her folks the weekend my ibook arrived because she didn't want to 'put up' with me and my toy.

    I've been banned from taking my ibook on holiday any where this year...
     
  14. slackersonly thread starter macrumors 6502a

    slackersonly

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    I will definitely keep that food away from the new iMac!
    I dont think my first call to Apple should be "Uhh, do you offer replacements for taco sauce stains?"

    Does anyone else want to go postal on FedEx for their sorry tracking updates?

    As for the mythical free upgrades, I wonder if employee friends and family purchases get preferential treatment. I sure hope so.
     
  15. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I spend so much time down here in the basement, I might as well put in a kitchenette and a "dads" bathroom.

    Problem is that I spent all the extra remodeling money on gear.

    One day.......................:rolleyes:
     
  16. alywa macrumors 6502

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    Ha Ha! I know the feeling. My iMac G5 (Rev B, 20" 2GB RAM) was delivered to my in-laws since we were moving. It just killed me knowing it was sitting unopened in their house for a week. When we did move down that next weekend, I had to get up at 5:00 am to go set it up at the new house, because I knew my wife would be pi$$ed if I was geeking out while she was trying to get other "new house" things done.

    Good times!
     
  17. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    Personally, i have never had these issues but looking forward to them!!!
     

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