Do you get fallout from recommending Apple products?

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  1. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    As the big apple fanboy in my family, I often recommend MacBooks and iPhones to everyone who asks. Many have made the switch and are generally happy with them, but often when they have a problem with one of the products, they come to me angrily as if it's my fault that the device isn't meeting their expectations. Sometimes they show the phone in my face and say "this damn iPhone won't send text messages!" or something like that.

    Lately when I've been recommending products, I make sure to mention that it's still possible that they may have problems with it, and it's not my fault if they do. :D

    Anyone else get this kind of fallout? :confused:
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Not really, and even if I did, I'd largely ignore it. I'm happy with my choices and I'll tell the person giving me guff, basically that and he/she ought to worry about themselves.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My family is, for the most part, using Apple products with some PC tossed in for computers.

    They wait like vultures for me to buy something new like the 6 so they can get their grubby hands on my old phone!
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I did. That's why I stopped recommending anything.
     
  5. jamets515 macrumors regular

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    +1 for this.
     
  6. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Same here. I usually tell them what I use, but I don't directly recommend anything. Buy whatever floats your boat.
     
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. That way if they don't like something or it breaks, it's not my fault.
     
  8. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    This is what I do as well. Helps to stay vague so that nothing is directly my fault while still pointing them in the direction I think would be best for them.
     
  9. snowcrash macrumors regular

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    More so for the computer side, not so much for the iPhone side. Almost everyone I know is already on an iPhone. I made switch years ago and every time someone asks "hey you use to be a Network Engineer and super techy, what kind of laptop should I get?" and when I say MBP they hardly ever listen.

    Though the best is when a few years later they finally switch and come back and say "dude!!! I should have done this years ago!" ha

    But to each their own I suppose.
     
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    It's probably because of price. Everyone always thinks they can do just as good with something cheaper. You really get what you pay for! :apple:
     
  11. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I only give advise to people with common sense so I've never really had an issue to this point.

    If you're asking for my opinion you obviously need assistance so generally there hasn't been any probs.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    No, I don't. But, I don't give out to many recommendations either.
     
  13. PaythePiper macrumors member

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    I'm constantly getting into the apple vs android-samsung debate. people always ask me why i love apple so much. Its rather simple. when i turn my stuff on, it works- I don't have to baby the OS for it to run optimally
     

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