How many people switched to Macs because of you so far?!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by XheartcoreboyX, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

    XheartcoreboyX

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    so i got my mbp first mac before like a couple of weeks..and i made my 23years brother who is a REAL mac hater to buy a 2000$ mabook pro XD..
    he saw me using it many times and he dare that it will have a ''grey screen of death'' in 2 days or i will just return it to the apple store.. but nothing of that happenes..so he got a mbp..and guess what..he gave his hp laptop to his friend!! really! :D so i feel proud now haha..

    what about you?? did you make anyone buy a MAC ?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont go out of my way to tell people to get one as i simply do not care what they do with their money. i get macs because i like them pure and simple.

    so with that i have no idea how many people i may or may not have influenced to get a mac. be cool if i did though without me trying lol
     
  3. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i didnt actually tell him to get one,he noticed that i dont get ANY freezes even when opening lots of software the same time..he have a cd2 new hp laptop aswell..and its going to the store every 2days..so he though he would give it a shot..and he's very happy with his mac now-so am i!- ...i beleive that every mac user effects on the jealous friends/relatives :rolleyes:
     
  4. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    I don't actively advocate that people switch, but I have had exactly three people in my circle buy a Mac after seeing mine in action. I also think number four is pending. He is completely in love with the new iMac and has been "hanging out" at the Apple Store. :D

    UPDATE: Number four is a done deal. He just bought a new 20" iMac. I also sold one to my brother last night, so put me down for five total.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i did just do a presentation at work like 2 days ago and they were all impressed with expose. cant blame them as that is my favorite feature of osx lol
     
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    So far, only 1 but i have been trying to convince others :eek:
     
  8. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    Since I do tech support at my College, I influence a lot of buyers, so probably about 15 Switchers.
     
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  10. chriswheat macrumors regular

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    As with the others, I don't try to "sell" the mac. I just use it. If they like it when they see me use it, they buy it. I can count about 10 people who have switched to macs after seeing mine in the last 4 years since I switched.
     
  11. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I influenced one (even though I don't even have a Mac, used one for couple years...).

    I just told him my legendary encounter w/ the garbage pile named Vista and his mom decided they are probably going to switch lol...

    Now my other friends think Macs do have better features and is more stable...
     
  12. A Pittarelli macrumors 6502

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    i have sold 14 people on macs so far, i try if people are interested i give them the sales pitch. i want a referal program so i can start getting some srt of a kickback for selling computers
     
  13. zephead macrumors 68000

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    I got my mom to want an iMac, so my stepdad could buy it for her on her birthday. I also think I got this one lady who sat next to me on the plane back from Florida to get one. She said she wanted to replace her Windows 98 computer :eek: so I just showed her the cool stuff about it and she said she was probably gonna get one. I might have also inadvertently convinced some other people too.
     
  14. CourtneyA1 macrumors newbie

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    3 people so far, including my mom who got the new iMac this weekend and loves it.

    I just tell people, I don't know how to fix viruses or want to know how to get rid of a Trojan Horse, so I have a mac.

    "My Mac makes me look smart!"
     
  15. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    9 so far, the latest one (two weeks ago) was my Father in law .... :)
     
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  17. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    About 6 or 7, but only if they ask me, or see how good my macs run. Trying to evangelise got negative responses, however I drop hints with my mates :p.
     
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    At least one, the guy who bought my 15" CD MBP. It was his first Mac. I do know that I have got many people interested in Macs, but don't know if they have or will buy Macs.

    On an interesting note, to me anyway, in an office completely full of Windows PCs, the president of our company has a PB :D He likes how stable Macs are.
     
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  21. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    i got about four peopoe to switch. Two cousins my mom and an uncle.
     
  22. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

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    Same here!

    I've managed to convince my boss I work better on one :)
    plus my bro and my mate so that's 3
     
  23. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Just the one - kind of. I helped my neighbour make the switch but didn't encourage him. Just told him the pros and cons and left him to decide. I am now his tech support :(
     
  24. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

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    Mom,dad,brother,sister.... 2x uncles, 3x aunts, 8 cousins, girlfriend, 5 members of her familiy...3 co-workers, 4 college friends. Each got a Mac for themselves after show and tell of My macs transitioning from PowerMac G5>iMac G5>2.66 Mac Pro>2.0 CD Blackbook>2.0 C2D Whitebook>and soon... the 2.16 whitebook. When i get my whitebook...I'll go try to convince my puppy to get one for himself. :D
     

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