Success story

in General Discussion edited January 2014

Tonite we had a big family party.

My aunt in law asked me question about how to fix or solve the problem with her two day old Sony Viao PC.

I told her what to do....but she then later saw my one day old iBook. She knew about the existence of Mac but has never touched it....

Then I gave her a brief intro of OS X. Show her the Office X BETA and then taught her how to use the OS and use the "features"

I told her about what the iBook is equipped and blah blah blah...

She was very impressed about my iBook and G4. And she loves OS X. She even wanted to buy my iBook ...but I said no of course ...She said she is going to buy an iBook (combo) shortly

Success story :cool: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

[ 11-28-2001: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>


  • Reply 1 of 10
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    I've brought this up in other forums, but I'll say it again: more than any piece of hardware know of, the iBook needs to be seen in person! Pictures don't do justice to how small and sleek it is. Love at first sight!

  • Reply 2 of 10
    Agreed. My boss, who has spent over fifteen grand on IBM laptops in the past four years, was absolutely slack-jawed when he saw my new iBook last week. He kept looking at it, hold it in his hands, turning it over, closing and opening and closing it.

    Oh, and the next day we had to return his Thinkpad X20 to IBM because the backlight went out on the LCD. Of course, being the office's tech slave it was up to me to arrange the return to IBM. When I picked up the boss's Thinkpad, I told him I think the machine died out of envy of my iBook.

    Better still.... this morning he brought in his previous Thinkpad, which "de-configured" itself over the long weekend. This will be the third time I've had to wipe the hard drive and start from scratch on this POS.

    Maybe I'll convince him to try a Mac himself next time. I'm making SOME progress.... he bought his step-daughter a Pismo and his step-son a graphite iMac DV.

    Great story, Leonis!
  • Reply 3 of 10
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    Anyone else have conversion stories? I try and try but never seem to get through, outside of one friend considering the switch after I drug him into an Apple retail store.


    PS-Way to go Leonis, and congrats on the new iBook! (Just realized I was being kinda rude) <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    [ 11-28-2001: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p>
  • Reply 4 of 10
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    I've never converted anyone because of my iBook, but whenever anyone sees it the say how cool looking it is and they want one. No one's gotten one tho.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    Back in 1998, I bought a wallstreet PBG3. About 6 months later, one of my instructors bought a PBG3, an instructor who I had for a class who saw my PBG3 on several occassions. Then, a year later, one of my classmates bought a PBG3. This year, in my art school, there are about four or five PBG4s, and two other instructors bought the new iceBooks, plus the previously mention PBG3s.

    Everyone who has a laptop has a Mac of some sort in this school.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    I've had a home run in that regard...

    I have converted my whole lab from PC to Mac last year. It was one of the great days it was, the day I ordered 16 ibooks, 1 pismo, 4 G4s (one with a 22" ACD, the rest with Apple CRTs) and 2 iMacs 20 Airport cards and a basestation. Along with peripherals and software, I spent just shy of 100,000 $ on Macs that day.

    How did I do it? I just promised to provide support for the machines for as long as I stayed in that lab...

    Actually, its a pretty small price to pay. They all still work fine nearly two years later. It's called putting your money where your mouth is.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Wow wormboy , I'd love to order that amount of Macs knowing that all the computers in the lab were PCs before that, especially knowing that I was the once who convinced them to change. The feeling must be great.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    Ahh, haven't converted anyone to Mac...;(

    However, in 6th grade I bought a Palm V (289-200 rebate heh) and by the end of sixth grade about 10 other kids in my class went out and bought PalmPilots.

    In 7th grade I switched schools and brought in my Palm V with a keyboard now that I got for my birthday. Four kids got Palms with keyboards, and 2 kids got Palms without keyboards.

  • Reply 9 of 10
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Really MacAddict? I've never seen Jr. HIgh/Middle School kids with Palms.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    macaddictmacaddict Posts: 1,055member
    Yeah, I haven't seen any except my classes. In fact, my grade seems to be the only one in school that actually has a PalmPilot. Never have I seen kids in the other grades whip out a Palm and check their schedule or something.

    The Palm is the perfect companion for managing your school stuff though...I find it especially useful.
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