so i just bought a 30 gig ipod, but i have to tell you the story of how it came to be, lol, you'll love it.
My wife has wanted a new laptop for a while, so we've been shopping online and otherwise. Well, she decided she wanted a Mac. So we brought it home, and we start to install [try to install] all the stuff she needs on it to run her business. (Adobe Creative Suite 2, Trade Manager, TradeCenter (stock)) - all from legal sources of course such as The Pirate Bay.
But those necessary programs have not been developed for Mac, or else haven't been developed for the new Intel processor that Macs started using as of Feb of this year. So you have 2 options (both of which suck) to get the programs:
1. Download (buy) an emulator that allows .exe files to work but that run at snail speed, or
2. Download the new Apple Bootcamp which basically allows you to partition your hard drive and run Windows XP on one partition. But the problem with Bootcamp is that it is only still in Beta version, and some teeny-tiny issues still exist like....NO VOLUME CONTROL!!!..or...SORRY! SOME KEYS ON THE KEYBOARD DON'T WORK!!!. In other words, it sucks.
So of course, we tucked our tail between our legs and raised the white flag and tried to return the lappy to Apple. Keep in mind this is less than 48 hours later. They are ready to refund the $$$ when, oh yeah, there is a $109 re-stocking fee because we opened it. WHAT!!!??? Yep, and it's impossible to get out of. We went to the store manager, and then to her manager, and then to her manager's manager. But no dice.
My problem is this: The idiot salesman told us that we would be able to install all of the progs no problem, and that everyting was cool whatever. Obviously, Apple is trying to get people to switch over to Mac. I want to switch. But then you get one and you find out that developers are just not supporting Mac, and you would think Apple would do the best they can to make it easy for the consumer. But no, if you take it back they charge a 10% re-stocking fee.
Anyway, I'm saying all this stuff to the store manager, and an idea pops into my head. "Hey", I said, "Why not give me $109 credit towards the purchase of an iPod." She was like, "ummmm.....OK" Woo-hoo! I got my iPod brand new for $109 bucks off!!!!
Of course, my wife is still pissed 'cause now she has to keep looking for a lappy. (But that didn't last long, she found a PC she loves)
What are your thoughts on Apple?