Convincing Parents To Pick Up Imac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by UnicornsExist, May 8, 2011.

  1. UnicornsExist macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2011
    Another day, another dead PC tower to add to the collection.

    I just finished university, and I've become adapted to using Macs (and it's very hard to go back). I live at home, and the family PC has died, adding another PC tower (about 4 in as many years) too the PC graveyard. Now my mum has decided she would like to upgrade to a IMac considering how long her Macbook has lasted despite the damage and torture it has been through (4 years, 2 cups of tea and she still has a macbook that works better than my Dad's laptop after 2 months out of the box).

    The thing is we aren't rich (especially me), and the money that my mother wants to put into a imac is the holiday fund for next year. I can understand the hesitation, but trying to convince my dad, an avid PC user, that buying a £600-£1000 Imac is cheaper than buying a PC every 2 years or so. He's never really had experience with a Mac.

    So what I'm asking is a list of reasons to try and convince him to put them money down, other than it being useful for me (as a producer) and my mother (as a artist) and try to make him see that I'm not just doing it because "I want a Mac".
  2. Xeperu macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2010
    I've binned 4 iMacs in since I started using Apple products and my latest one is showing issues as well.

    Get. AppleCare, you'll regret not doing it.
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    just have your Mom convince him ... A happy wife is a happy household.

    most men that have been married for any length of time have already learned this ... enjoy your new iMac :D
  4. MacHamster68, May 8, 2011
    Last edited: May 8, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    Mac's die too , at least since 2004 its a quiet common sight to see a dead or half dead Mac if it isn't a eMac G4 1.42(but those run OSX Tiger which made me switch , everything after wants me to switch back to linux
    But apple care has absolute priority before any other upgrade or downgrade if you get a new Mac
    the only Mac i would now consider to buy NEW is a MacPro (westmere xeons ), but i still need to pay for them by myself so its only hypothetical , i see myself if i ever need a NEW computer to go back to PC and windows/linux again
    as i had to install windows7 for business now , i have to say quiet impressed with it and find myself using it more often then OSX snow leopard (didn't use it often thought as i still prefer OSX tiger )
    so if i would be your dad , i would get a dell pc and spend the rest on a all inclusive caribbean island holiday without family if they dont agree :D
  5. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    ^^ True and wise words!:D
  6. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    The thing is we aren't rich (especially me)

    Consider a refurb with a same as new warranty. Best deal might be on a late 2010 iMac
  7. And1ss macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Go to the Apple store and let the Specialists convince them. haha

    But I agree, if the mother wants, she gets.
  8. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Get a mini and use the monitor etc from all those windows desktops:p

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