My story

Discussion in 'Switch Stories' started by bfj, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. bfj
    macrumors newbie

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    To be honest, I had forgotten the apple even existed, until I saw the FP iMac commercials early last year. As soon as I saw the commercials, I drove 2 hrs to the closest Apple store to check them out. But, being a PC user for 15 years, I was iffy about going with something I knew nothing about, but, the main thing that limited me was my budget at the time was only 1500, so I couldn't get the iMac w/ the Superdrive, grrr.....

    Well, sadly, I ended up going with a slapped-together Athlon system. Everything was running smoothly, so I thought I was happy with my decision. But, after a few months of playing with system, and countless Windows XP reinstalls, due to system errors, driver conflicts, and that devil-incarnate directx, i started looking at apple's again, even though I had no money to buy one :(

    Then, as luck would have it, during a Thanksgiving day Beer/Football fest, a friend of mine offered to by my Athlon system for 1800, which I couldn't pass up. So, in short, I sold the system within the week, & promptly ordered an iMac, still had to get a 15" (but with the SuperDrive) :) although the 17" was amazing, at the time it was a little out of my budget.

    After using the iMac for a few months, I was very pleased with my decision, I miss the games, but my wife bought me a playstation2 to take care of that, heh.

    After watching my financial situation improve since the beginning of the year, I decided to buy a laptop. I was open to all brands/platforms, and, to be honest, I was intent on buying a peecee laptop, since there were a few things that i HAVE to have a pc for, so I did.....actually I bought two....

    The first one I bought was a Toshiba, but it had a bad video chip, so i returned it, the 2nd was a sony grv-680, a very powerful machine, but 9 lbs was too much, and it had very bad build quality, so I returned it too.

    After researching for a few more weeks, I went to look at the 12" Powerbook....played with it at the Apple store, and took one home that day :)

    (it's got the SuperDrive too, hehe)

    anyway, with the money I saved going w/ the PBook, I stopped by WalMart, and bought one of the 499 HP bundles, which handles the few things that i needed the peecee for, hehe....

    Anyway, after playing with the Powerbook, I've decided that I want the 17"....so, if all things work out, I'll be owning a 17" by the end of summer, my wife will inherent the 12", & my 5-yr old will get the iMac.

    Anyway, that's my story, I went from forgetting apple even existed to owning 2 Macs within a year

    :)

    just thought i'd share my story


    l8

    BFJ
     
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    iJon

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    your a typical new mac user. you just cant get enought of them. what stuff do you have to do on the hp, virtual pc may be a suitable solution for you. i do too miss the game like you too. unfourtantly the games i play they dont make for consoles, so i have to have a pc too.

    iJon
     
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    applemacdude

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    When u go mac u never go back;)
     
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    RBMaraman

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    Great story, and congratulations on your purchases!

    Glad to see another person has finally "seen the light!"

    It sounds like your building an excellent Mac family.
     
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    Re: My story

    walmart sells computers?!
     
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    janey

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    Re: Re: My story

    methought walmart only sold computers with lindows, not windows.
     
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    applemacdude

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    wallmart suckes anyway its way to ghetto:D
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    i thought walmart only sold lindows too, but i was in a couple of weeks ago and saw some generic box running windows...

    anyway congratulations on finding Mac :) mac is like finding nirvana at the end of several nasty past-lives... those PC's are just a bad dream anymore, and even if you get a hardware problem Apple will be happy to take care of you :)

    have you bought an iPod yet? fantastic little device... i never knew i needed one, but now i couldn't be without :)

    pnw
     

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