Its just a big iPod touch you wasted your money

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  1. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Its just a big iPod touch you wasted your money

    ^^^^how do you respond to that when people say that?^^^ today I was typing up a paper in school and the kid next to me looked at me and told me I wasted my money when he asked how much paid for it...like I love it but i didn't know how to respond.
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I just reply with something like this, "For me, it's a Netbook replacement."
     
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  4. Rick in NC macrumors member

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    I say, "okay," and go back to watching Netflix.
     
  5. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    "You misunderstand it, I feel for you"

    or, if you're pissed

    "Get the **** out"

    :p
     
  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Typically, responding with a thousand-yard-stare and a detailed account of a traumatic experience will shut people off for a good long time.

    I rely on my crazy for a lots o' things.

    Other than that, enjoy your iPod. :p
     
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    Genius. I'll have to use that one day :).
     
  9. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

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    I've not had that reaction yet. People are usually a bit hesitant to be so rude.

    However, if I did I'd just tell them I don't agree and get on with my life. Amazing I know.
     
  10. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    I tend to respond to them with

    "That's the point."

    Because, it is. And it's why I like it.
     
  11. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    A couple of people I know have pulled the 'It's just a big iPod line with me'. I just shrug and smile, I know better than them.
     
  12. prot0type macrumors regular

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    Haven't come across any "hate" as of yet, more or less the opposite actually.

    If said scenario were to happen though, doubt I'd actually react to it. I'm not going to justify my purchase to some irrational random.
     
  13. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    There is no response. There either think they are trying to be clever and hence are best ignored, or it just isn't a product for them.
     
  14. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    The points about it being "big" is exactly why I bought the iPad. Why in the he'll would I bother surfing the web, or watching any type of video on a 3" smartphone?

    I've "wasted" a hellva lot of money on far more retarded stuff over the years than a device I use daily for work and entertaiment purposes. Sorry if some people can't see the benefits. It's not for everyone and that's ok. I find it very useful and very entertaining.:)
     
  15. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    You simply inform them that its missing several of the features of an iPod Touch like a video recorder, retina display, Facetime, etc. but you hope to upgrade in about 9 months and THEN it will be a big iPod Touch.
     
  16. Batt macrumors 65816

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    #2 works for me.
     
  17. Built macrumors 68020

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    My response is, "That's what people say when they can't afford one."
     
  18. Built macrumors 68020

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    I did that in jury duty selection once. Got me kicked right off the jury!
     
  19. bigbro1096 macrumors 6502a

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    i feel as when people criticize what you spend your money on is just because they are jealous. all my friends say that about my iphone 4 but they are stuck with cheap flip phones.
     
  20. My name is Alex macrumors regular

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    I'm sure I'll get asked this question when I take it too school next year, this is gonna be my response. Thanks:apple:
     
  21. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    My favorite response I've seen is:

    "Yup! And a swimming pool is just a giant hot tub!"
     
  22. Built macrumors 68020

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    Anytime, man! And it's best if you say it with kind of a sneer, or a smirk. It's shut up every person I've used it on. :)
     
  23. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

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    You'll find many of them are stuck not because of a contract or lack of finances, but because they constantly long for the newest and best, and when it comes out (e.g. the iPhone) they will wait off from buying one because "something even better MUST be just around the corner". You'd be surprised how many people will not buy something because of the fear that it will be superseeded shortly after.
     
  24. sammcj macrumors member

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    Bump - and it's the truth too!
     
  25. My name is Alex macrumors regular

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    Hahaha, hell why not:D
     

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