What did you do to "deserve" your new Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by psyichic, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. psyichic macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    Just thought I would start a thread and see how people have rationalized getting a new Mac. It's supposed to be more of a joke then a serious thread (For those of you out there who will probably mis-interpret it)

    I am going to (in 2 weeks when I get my Mac) donate blood. Now I need an opnion. Should I donate blood to the Red Cross (My regular way) or to Children's Hospital where I work?
  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    I deserved my new MBP because I didn't buy a new mac for a whole year. :D

    Plus my main G5 died on me.
  3. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    I owned a PC for over 10 years with countless virus/bugs.
  4. Intel Inside macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2008
    I vote children's hospital. I came 7th in my school, as in how well i did, merits and all of that. There are 1800 people in my school too. I think i deserved it

    Also my old PC was dying, and once i got my iMac, miraculously got faster :rolleyes:
  5. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
  6. statik13 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2008
    I never worry about if I deserve a new toy. I just set a rule for myself saying I can buy absolutely any toy I want in the world at any time, but I have to do an additional payment on my mortgage that equals the value of the new toy first.

    $1500 iMac = $1500 extra payment on my mortgage first.

    Makes the toys very expensive, but my mortgage is now vanishing way faster then most peoples :)
  7. summerhaven macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2009
    ATL, GA
    I've been a PC user for years, and have constantly fought crashes and viruses and malware, and so when I graduated from high school last year with honors I felt like I deserved something better than a virus-infested PC for a graduation present...and so here we are me and my :apple:
  8. pol0001 macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2008
    Wanted to wait till the end of this year to replace my MB, which I bought at the end of 2006. But I rationalized back in March that the deals on the classic MBP 15" where so good that I had to buy now or pay later the same amount for a 13" MB. :rolleyes:

    Oh .... and the fact that it was my 30th birthday. :eek:
  9. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Love that idea might try it for retirement I will have millions!
  10. TheBonk macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2007
    I deserve my Mac because I had to put up with Microshaft for 10 years. :)
  11. yoyomaster macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2009
    I just wanted a new computer and liked the unibody design of the macbooks, plus I had the money lol.
  12. etherealsam macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2009
    Several reasons for me. I was just passed over for an IT job because of a lack of Mac experience, I've had a rough term in school, I haven't ever had a Mac, I graduate college in 4 months, I want to learn Final Cut, and I can afford one right now. I just picked up my 15" uMBP 2.8GHz yesterday.

    I've had a PC since 1988. Time for a change. Not to mention the uMBP is just a beautiful machine. :D

    Basically, I bought it because I wanted a Mac.
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    That's a great idea - I should do that with my student loans!

    I "deserved" my imac (summer '08) because I graduated law school and could finally ditch laptops and go back to desktops. :)
  14. hellrider macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2008
    I deserved my Mac because I got a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000/year) to a top-notch college prep school.
  15. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    My first macbook was because I got a new job.

    I upgraded to the macbook pro because I worked so much (doubled my salary with overtime).

    My latest purchase, a 2.8x8 mac pro, was because I got into Physician Assistant school and because I did some trades making me ~$1000. Also was a compromise with the GF to get rid of all my other computers and just have a MBP and MP.
  16. cube macrumors Pentium

    May 10, 2004
    I held on to my Cube as only computer for almost 9 years, and Apple killed ExpressCard and removable battery in the 15" MBP.
  17. illw!l macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2005
    My iBook is one month shy of being seven years old.

    The 17" MBP I purchased is Apple's reward for making reliable products (reliable, at least in my own personal experience)
  18. xlosltove777 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    That's brilliant, I might have to do that if in order to force myself to pay of my student loans before I'm out. I could do it, but I keep spending money on other things.

    I got my first iMac as a "sorry for moving you to a whole new state" from my parents years ago. Then the macbook I have now I was finally able to get a job right before starting college. I used all the money leftover from paying for a car, gas, and books to get myself the Macbook. I just pretended the student loans for the tuition didn't exist :)
  19. cryonicjim macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2009
    i deserve it because

    i fix pcs for a living. its just painful.
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  21. thedoctorlee macrumors newbie


    Sep 30, 2007
    I deserve a new mac because...

    I deserve a new 13" mbp because my 12" iBook G4 (October, 2003) is on her death bed. I'm not a mac-a-month guy... I drive mine into the ground.
  22. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Me: I am geek and don't all geeks deserve new toys every now and then :)

    My Husband: Now I don't have to hear he yell " Honey, can you fix the f***ing PC again before I hit it was a bat"

    Well when you think about it that two reasons for me :rolleyes:
  23. Bengt77 macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2002
    I buy a new Mac when the old one gets too slow, or when it's at least four years old (whichever comes sooner). Having stated that, I bought my current MacBook just over a year after I got the first 24" aluminium iMac. I got it specifically for college, to complement my iMac as a second machine. However, I found out I'm really much more a laptop than a desktop person (even though I've owned three iMacs). So the purchase of my MacBook is justified, also because I needed it.

    When it comes to headphones, it's another story. After I successfully finished my first semester, I got myself an Audio-Technica ATH-A900Ti to complement my ATH-AD900. And now, at the end of my second semester, I'm planning on getting myself a Shure SE530 for mobile use, to replace my mediocre SE210. And yes, I might buy yet another in or after my second (and final) year.
  24. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2009
    a boat
  25. TRAG macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2009
    Louisiana, USA
    I deserve my new Mac because I got a $30,000 ($3,000/semester) scholarship to go to any college. I decided to pursue photography and teaching art. So I think I afford a new MBP. But my first early 2008 MacBook Pro was from working thru all of 11th and 12th grade year and wanting an Apple.

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