This website has cost me $10,000 this year.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by CLS727, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. CLS727 macrumors regular

    CLS727

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    I've been an Apple fan since the first iPhone in 2007..... but I never really had cared about having the latest/greatest products until I started participating in these forums.....

    I started this year with an iPhone X, a 2013 Mac Pro, a 2013 MacBook Air i7, a series 3 Watch, and the original iPad Air (I think also from 2013).

    This year I've bought a new iPhone XS Max.... iPad Pro 12.9".... the new MacMini with top specs.... the series 4 watch.... and just now a 13" MacBook Pro...... plus a bunch of accessories.

    Looking back, I can't think of a single one of those that I really 'needed'...... so I guess that makes me an enthusiast.
     
  2. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

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    Good for you, but I don't think the majority of this forum is condoning Apple's behavior/releases for this year. The 2018 iPad is a textbook exercise in compromise, the iPhone XS Max is overpriced, and the Mac Mini is at its best in base spec.

    Surely you are an Apple enthusiast, though.
     
  3. Acronyc macrumors 6502a

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    Hope you have fun! I personally like some of the recent releases (the only purchase I made was an i5/8/512 mini) but I feel some of the pricing has gotten a bit out of hand.
     
  4. Jerz macrumors regular

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    Blaming a public forum for your own inability to control your need of having the newest toys from Apple whenever they're released. lol, good one.
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Nice, very nice.
     
  6. Medic+ macrumors newbie

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    ...........or a self-serving financially irresponsible person........
     
  7. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    It costed you $10,000. But hopefully it didn't cost you your girlfriend/wife…..
     
  8. sartrekid macrumors 6502a

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    I read the OP's post as tongue-in-cheek. There's nothing wrong with purchasing the things you have. If you enjoy them, then great!
     
  9. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    You must be fun at parties.
     
  10. CLS727 thread starter macrumors regular

    CLS727

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    It's all relative I guess. I have friends that do the same with Porsches and Ferraris so some tech toys are insignificant by comparison.

    I gave her the series 4 watch and my old iPhone X that she loves so she doesn't care. And she will use the 13" MBP during the day while I'm at the office with my Mini.
     
  11. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    i want to see some analytics on the income of Macrumors users. So many people on here dropping as much on a laptop as a lot of people can spend on a car. Not that there is anything wrong with that if you can afford it, but a lot of MR members must be hella rich right? Or very irresponsible.
     
  12. jerryk macrumors 601

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    As an Apple shareholder I appreciate you enthusiasm. Please buy more so I can make some money back.:)
     
  13. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    Sounds like me. It has cost me this year for the following:

    Apple Watch 4, Gold SS, with Mileanse. Apple Watch 4, Aluminum gold. 18 Macbook Pro, i9, 32gb, Vega 20, 2tb, Caldigit TS3+ dock, Space Grey Magic Keyboard and Trackpad. iPhone XS Max Gold 256gb (was going to be 512gb but backordered). Everything has AppleCare Plus. Yeah, pretty close to $10k here.....Ugh.
     
  14. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Do you need a mistress?
     
  15. solouki macrumors member

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    And I wish I had found these forums earlier as that would have saved me $7K.
     
  16. _Kiki_ macrumors 6502a

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    how much you lost ?
     
  17. jerryk macrumors 601

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    I think a Tesla or so.:(
     
  18. MrGunnyPT macrumors regular

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    I didn't bought anything this year besides the 2017 MacBook Pro TB which was on sale back in June.
     
  19. Martius macrumors regular

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    I think this website saved me like $5000, because I decided to rather keep my lovely iPhone 6s / MBP 2015 / iPad Pro 9.7 than buy all of this overpriced new stuff, which seems to be full of issues (keyboard, T2, PWM, bending).

    Thanks MR!
     
  20. zer0gravity Suspended

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    I wouldn't say that this website did it since I am new, but Apple made me spend $5k on a new laptop with the vega 20.
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I say everyone should spend their money as they see fit. Some seem to always get upset over it, but ignore and have fun!
     
  22. jaduff46 macrumors 6502

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    Let’s be clear. MR didn’t modify your purchasing behavior. You did, by having access to more reviews and information. You didn’t have to act on it.

    I’ve had the same access, perhaps for a longer period of time, but haven’t felt the need to upgrade anything beyond my current 2010 iMac, iPad Air and iPhone 7.
     
  23. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    The options for gender binary folks are girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband - regardless of the gender identity of the OP.

    If you bring in non-binary gender identities, it gets complicated.

    But, "significant other" covers most of the non-polyamorous space. ;)
     
  24. MickeyVee macrumors member

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    Just did the Apple Watch 44 Stainless Steel. A tricked out Mac Mini is tempting but my 2012 is kicking along just fine. Another year or two to save for Mac Mini. Was tempted by the iPad pro but really no use case.. All good :) whew!
     
  25. Tech198, Dec 15, 2018
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    Tech198 macrumors G5

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    haha... I wish i bought everything i saw.

    People spend more than that on Apple gear in the industry. A few maxed out iMac Pro's will easily set you back more than US$13,398,99
     

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