Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE[4]: buying imac
by bitwelder on Sun 30th Sep 2012 08:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: buying imac"
bitwelder
Member since:
2010-04-27

Most of the hardware I buy is secondhand anyway, so even if I do own a Sony or Apple or Samsung or whatever device, they never saw my money.

Hmm... I'm not sure that I would fully agree with that.
Perhaps the owner of the device you're planning to buy is just waiting to sell her stuff, in order to buy (using the money you'll give) the brand new iteration of that same device.

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RE[5]: buying imac
by WereCatf on Sun 30th Sep 2012 08:50 in reply to "RE[4]: buying imac"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"Most of the hardware I buy is secondhand anyway, so even if I do own a Sony or Apple or Samsung or whatever device, they never saw my money.

Hmm... I'm not sure that I would fully agree with that.
Perhaps the owner of the device you're planning to buy is just waiting to sell her stuff, in order to buy (using the money you'll give) the brand new iteration of that same device.
"

If you start thinking about it that way then you can't EVER use money at all. I mean, at one point or another one of the hands you've given money to will give some of that money to some other entity and sooner or later it'll still end up in the pockets you don't want to support.

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RE[5]: buying imac
by Morgan on Sun 30th Sep 2012 16:06 in reply to "RE[4]: buying imac"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Maybe so, but if they didn't sell their old kit to me they would have sold it to someone else. Either way they will be buying another new item from that manufacturer, whether I bought from them or not. It's out of my hands.

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RE[6]: buying imac
by smashIt on Sun 30th Sep 2012 18:35 in reply to "RE[5]: buying imac"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

It's out of my hands.


no it's not
you just don't understand how a boycott works

sure it doesn't matter if you buy something or not
but when lets say 100000 people start to boycott a company, they will notice it
on the other hand when 100000 people think like you and don't even try it, nothing will change

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RE[6]: buying imac
by zima on Thu 4th Oct 2012 23:51 in reply to "RE[5]: buying imac"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe so, but if they didn't sell their old kit to me they would have sold it to someone else. Either way they will be buying another new item from that manufacturer, whether I bought from them or not. It's out of my hands.

And so it can perpetuate / what Soulbender says. It definitely works also for 2nd hand market - at the extreme example, if some items would become essentially non-resalable , the original companies would definitely lose out.

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