what is your shortest period of time between

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  1. robindahlia789 macrumors regular

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    MAC purchases. just out of curiosity? i have a UMB that i purchased around Christmas and now i see the prices for refurb imacs are nice and wanna jump at it. Is it too soon since i just got a new macbook? let me know!
     
  2. jciapara macrumors regular

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    Mine was 5+ years, although it's my first change, not the shortest, but the only one. I Still have it working though!
     
  3. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    About 4 years for me.

    I was working with an old Powerbook, and still would have continued with that if it hadn't been stolen.
     
  4. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    1 month.

    i got a new UMB from Apple for myself (xmas) and then traded my Vox AC30 for a Mac mini :)
     
  5. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Ipods everytime a new touch comes out. Before that, once a year. Mac's i'v only ever had this one. But so far its 2 years
     
  6. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    3 months

    but that was for my first laptop, when i was setting up the house with macs. my next mac purchase after that was 2 years.

    But the answer for you is...if you want, and can afford it...buy it
     
  7. robindahlia789 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have enough to buy a new macbook pro but the guilt gets to me when i spend any money....lol
     
  8. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    I generally get a new Mac every year or so. There's always someone on eBay willing to pay a hefty price tag for a year old mac with a year of warranty remaining.
     
  9. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    ahhh...well in that case you don't NEED it i'm assuming...and just WANT it ;)
    (it's alright i WANT everything on the apple store :p )

    don't get it...if you really need a new desktop, go for it
     
  10. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    If I sell my MacBook Pro about 2 months. I jumped on the business customer Mac Pro deal as I could not say no. Having a MacBook Pro and Mac Pro just seems like a bit much :p
     
  11. robindahlia789 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah the idea of having the macbook and macbook pro would make having the macbook irrelevant
     
  12. munson macrumors 6502

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    Well, I've only personally owned one Mac, I've had it since November of '07 - I plan on upgrading to the new 24" iMac when Snow Leopard comes out.

    (Currently I have the base model 20" iMac from the day Leopard came out, 2.0Ghz Core 2, 4 GB 667Mhz RAM, 250 GB HD, 800 FDB I think)
     
  13. robindahlia789 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well my recent desktop did explode when i plugged it in
    no wonder they have a quote ''windows- plug N pray''
     
  14. MCHR macrumors regular

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    Got my G4 450 in 1999, then the G5 dual 2.5 in 2005, so 6 years there.

    Now, it's been four years almost to the day, and I'm staring down the barrel of a new Mac Pro.

    5 years average.
     
  15. hpcf28 macrumors newbie

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    I purchased my first mac (a white macbook) in October of 2007, which I kept for a year before I upgraded to a unibody. My plan is to keep this one for at least 2-3 years before I upgrade again.
     
  16. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I once bought a white Macbook on craigslist (traded my old Dell laptop + $200 cash) and sold it two weeks later also on craigslist at a small profit (less than $100).

    I just didn't like it. I already had an iMac at the time, so it wasn't the OS. It was just that the macbook felt like a toy with the white plastic, it's screen wasn't that great, and it just overall didn't jive well with me.

    The original person who I bought it from needed a PC for work, which is why he was happy to trade the macbook for my Dell (even though originally he just wanted to sell it and buy a new PC).

    The other guy I sold it to loved the thing, so I guess it was win-win-win.

    About a month later the MacBook Air was released and I used the money from the sale toward the purchase of that (which lasted about 8 months until I sold it and used the money for a new aluminum macbook).
     
  17. jnc macrumors 68020

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    October, and today. From a last gen MacBook Pro which never left the desk, to a maxed-out Mac Mini :)
     
  18. robindahlia789 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how's the mini working for you?
     
  19. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    The shortest period of time was about 4 years, with my average time between purchases being 4.5 years.
     
  20. jnc macrumors 68020

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    In transit ... :D can't wait!
     
  21. jovanboi macrumors member

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    Think it varies depending on the machine. I previously had an Ibook G4 since 2004 until about January this year. Hopefully I won't need to purchase another laptop for another 4 or 5 years.
     

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