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[5]: buying imac
by Morgan on Sun 30th Sep 2012 16:06 UTC 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[7]: buying imac
by Morgan on Sun 30th Sep 2012 18:42 in reply to "RE[6]: buying imac"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I understand very well how a boycott works, but I'm no community organizer. I don't even know 100 people, let alone 100,000. Even if I called/emailed everyone in my contact list, all 40 people I know on Facebook and Google+, tweeted to my 20 or so followers on Twitter, and took to the streets of my suburban city shouting and holding up a sign that said "don't buy Brand X!" I would change maybe one or two minds. I would also promptly lose friends and contacts and maybe even be arrested and subsequently unemployed.

Sorry but you've got the wrong guy for the job.

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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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