Every time apple comes out with something new I want to buy buy buy.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shujin, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. shujin macrumors member

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    It seems everytime I see a new mac or ipod I need to buy it. Am I the only one? When the new shuffle came out I bought it imediately. Now with the new Macbooks out I feel like I need to buy one, but I don't need it. I have an imac and a netbook (which I hardly use because of my iphone). I don't even really use my shuffle now since I recently got my iphone. Maybe it is just me or maybe I like spending money; but apple it real good at making me bust out the plastic and spend some cash.
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    want does not equal need

    The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. ;)
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I understand OP. I want a new iMac, but since my current one is less than 3 years old, I can't justify the expense right now.
     
  4. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Me: "Hi, my name is Mark, and I am a Macaholic."

    Support Group, in chorus: "Hi, Mark."
     
  5. MICMAC247 macrumors regular

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    Yeah they absolutely have that effect. I find myself wanting an iMac with a 27" screen despite purchasing a MBP back at the end of August. :)

    After yesterday, I'm still looking to by the magic mouse, and maybe even the new aluminum remote which looks pretty sharp.

    However, I keep telling myself the holidays are less than two months away :D
     
  6. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Replace any reference to Apple products with "shoes", and half the population will agree with you. ;)
     
  7. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    my white macbook is 2 years old next month, aside form the graphics card it still runs great but im going to upgrade after seeing the new white macbook once i get the $ i wont buy the aluminum macbook pro but i think the white macbook looks so nice
     
  8. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    I'm with you. Actually thinking about piling the new iMac upon my existing balance on the ole CC.

    But I justify it by not having that $80ish iphone bill each month. Figure I can buy a new computer every couple years on the "savings" of not having an expensive smart phone bill.
     
  9. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    lol i think we have a fanboy [​IMG] i want a new imac toooooo :(
     
  10. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    Spock says...

    Didn't Spock address this issue in Amok Time (1967)?

    SPOCK: (to Stonn) "After a time, you may find that having is not so
    pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical; but
    it is often true."
     
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I inevitably know that after 20 minutes I will realize the new iMac does nothing that my MacBook Pro can't.
     
  12. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    ur MBP does not have the new Apple smell as the iMac does.:D
     
  13. tomaltoct09 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I also want to buy a new one imac but its too expensive. So I have

    decided to wait until the price will affordable.
     
  14. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  15. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I notice that the iMacs don't have that new smell that much as the lappies.
     
  16. papa deuce macrumors member

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    I only own a mini as far as Apple computers.... but I bet I have had 7 or 8 iPods, maybe even 10... I am always buying a new one and passing along my old stuff to my wife and kids.

    Heck, in my view at this very moment are 4 iPods.

    And I "may" be buying an iMac tomorrow.

    I was laid off in August from a $75,000 a year job. I am still unemployed... but back when I was employed, I bought whatever I wanted, when I wanted, and my wife never said a word.... Life sure sucks now. ;)

    Now my wife is the main breadwinner in the family, and I own a small DJ business that allows for the OCCASIONAL splurge.
     
  17. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta hand it to Apple. When they come out with something new they usually do more than just bump the specs.
     
  18. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I must say that I haven't seen this LITTLE complaining on MR after an update in years! :p

    OP, it's not your fault. Apple has truly brilliant marketing!
     
  19. katyoshi macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I got so into apple products, I bought all the apple products I own now. It all started with my ipod touch. Then it led to all the way to buying all apple peripherals to apple tv and mbp... Now i want a mac mini.
     
  20. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    This explains why Apple makes Billions.
     
  21. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Same here. I want the new iMacs bad! But my iMac is only a year old, so I gotta tell myself "oh no you ain't gonna!".
     
  22. Malsi macrumors regular

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    Prepare to be disappointed.:(
     
  23. Deppe macrumors member

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    I feel the same way - I'm a student and I live in a small 13 m2 room, I have just sold my 13" MBP to get a 15", I have the 1.86 MBA with SSD, a Time Capsule, a iPhone, 2 iPod's and now I'm thinking "That 27" iMac would look real good in here" but I keep telling myself "You have 2 computers on 13 m2 you really don't need one more...idiot".
     
  24. iMav macrumors 6502

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    I do a ton of virtualization work and have been thinking about dumping my unibody Macbook for a MBP so I could get 8GB of ram (I find myself ram-constrained on a regular basis with only 4GB). But man, that 27" with quad-core CPU and 16GB of ram would really be nice. I wouldn't have the portability, but then would probably keep my Macbook and do all the heavy lifting with the iMac.

    And, yes, I almost always have to fight the urge whenever new/better/faster Mac's come out. ;)
     
  25. Tommeh macrumors member

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    This sounds so familiar, when there are new products I keep finding my self to find excuses to buy something new. Right now I'm making a backup of my 1.83 mini to replace it with a 2.53, it sucks. :eek:
     

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