Convincing Parents To Pick Up Imac

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

  1. UnicornsExist macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    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

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    ^^ True and wise words!:D
     
  6. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    Get a mini and use the monitor etc from all those windows desktops:p
     

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