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How many people have you convinced to buy a MacBook?
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Jan 19, 2007, 10:27 PM
 
Your referral only counts when you KNOW you were the one that convinced them to get a MacBook.

My current count is 4 people since I got a macbook myself.
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Jan 19, 2007, 10:44 PM
 
Just one. A teacher friend of mine. She 's owned Macs before (SE/30 and later a PowerBook 3400/180) and recently got exposed to Mac OS X for the first time when I lent her my old PowerBook G4/667 so it wasn't a hard sell.

I so want my coworker to get one, or at least a Mac mini. We're Java software developers and he likes my Mac a lot but doesn't want to spend the bucks on himself and the Dell boxes work set us up with aren't too bad (at least for running Tomcat and Eclipse). But doing Java dev on my MacBook is amazing...it's super-speedy and both portable for when I have to give work demos and a great desktop replacement with the DVI adapter and the 20" Dell display work set me up with.
     
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Jan 19, 2007, 11:14 PM
 
Mine would be 2. My two college-bound cousins.
     
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Jan 19, 2007, 11:40 PM
 
Convinced 3 MacBooks, 1 G5 PowerMac and 2 G4 PowerBooks.
 Mac Pro 8-Core 2.26GHz Xeon | 12GB RAM | 2.5TB HDD | ATI Radeon HD 4870 | 24" LED Cinema Display
 Mac mini [Unibody] 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 8GB RAM | 500GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid HDD | 24" LED Cinema Display
 MacBook Air 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB RAM | 256GB SDD
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Jan 20, 2007, 10:46 AM
 
several
     
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Jan 21, 2007, 06:16 PM
 
2... one through a professional presentation to Iowa Educators, one via a one-on-one demo with an art teacher. I'm working closely with an assistant principal trying to convince her to let go of her PowerBook running OS 9. On an Apple commision... unfortunately not.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 05:40 PM
 
2 so far and I don't even have one myself yet...
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Jan 23, 2007, 07:24 PM
 
1. We'll see if I can convince myself now.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 08:09 PM
 
I have convinced 2 people to get MacBooks, and 5 to get Macs. This has been in less than a year.
..13" MacBook Pro | 2.53gHz | 4gb RAM | 320gb Seagate Momentus XT | OSX.6.6.. // iPhone 4 32gb
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 09:23 PM
 
ive got 5 friends to purchase a macbook...

i swear, everytime i convince somebody that macs are better than pc's, i feel like im part of a cult.
NOW YOU SEE ME! 2.4 MBP and 2.0 MBP (running ubuntu)
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 09:30 PM
 
One MacBook, but at least 10 other people for iMacs.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 11:01 PM
 
At least 3
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 12:57 AM
 
3 artists (iMacs and MacBooks), 2 profs at college, and 1 other friend. I have turned too many to count away from Winblows over the years. It is people like us that make these things fly off the shelves.
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Jan 24, 2007, 01:27 AM
 
Correction: I just put my order in for a new Macbook (Black)!
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Jan 24, 2007, 02:30 AM
 
Two
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Jan 24, 2007, 03:26 AM
 
None. Apple doesn't pay me for referrals and it's usually more trouble than it's worth.

The main issue: "You're the Mac guy. Can you help me with..." Free tech support for life is not what I signed up for.

I've had bad experiences with two people (my best friend and also my mom). They needed a new computer. I talked them into a Mac. It wasn't what they were used to, they refused to even TRY to learn it and they blamed the machine.

Today my boss just asked about getting a laptop for her daughter for college. I told her to check the Best Buy ad for the Toshiba on sale for $799.

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Jan 24, 2007, 04:46 AM
 
Four, and working on two more.
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 11:37 AM
 
2 MacBooks, 5 iMacs, and a MacBook Pro. All previous Windows users.

Our numbers are growing.

P.S. Apple, where's my referral fee?
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 11:46 AM
 
wife, father-in-law, and probably a 25% contributor to another 5-6 people.

odd, i haven't had anyone trying to convince me to buy a PC ever.
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 11:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by DigitalEl View Post
Free tech support for life is not what I signed up for.
I'm the one they call to clean the malware off their Windows PCs, so since I'm doing free tech support anyway, I'd prefer doing it on the Mac. Far fewer calls that way.
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 03:07 PM
 
2, both co-workers.
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Jan 24, 2007, 04:21 PM
 
I sell Macs for a living, so, like, a lot.
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Jan 29, 2007, 05:56 AM
 
2 iBooks, 1 macbook + 3 iMacs..

..and I don't have an ibook/macbook myself.. (still hoping for a better graphic card)
     
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Jan 29, 2007, 12:30 PM
 
2...girlfriend bought a Macbook Pro and my father a G3 Powerbook. Neither one is a regular Macbook, but I'm hoping to get one for myself some day
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Jan 29, 2007, 06:24 PM
 
4, the fiancée is getting one as soon as they ship it with Leopard, my Computer Sciences Teacher, a life-long *NIX/Windows guy, gamer friend who was sick of viruses and crappy software, and another friend's brother who up until a week ago hated Macs. Everyone of them has said "You Mac guys are the best salespeople I've ever seen." :-)
     
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Jan 29, 2007, 06:40 PM
 
I convinced one person today to get a macbook actually. A few weeks ago another person bought a MBP on my reccommendation.
     
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Jan 30, 2007, 01:06 PM
 
At least 5 or 6, that does not include myself, buying the next version (could use a better video)
     
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Jan 30, 2007, 02:30 PM
 
we're known as Mavens as I have just learned
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Jan 31, 2007, 07:55 PM
 
2 MBs, 1 MBP, and 1 Mac Mini. Still working on converting more to the OSX cult.
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Jan 31, 2007, 09:51 PM
 
4 MacBooks and 3 PowerBooks. Everyone of them was a Windows user prior to their purchase...I guess my last name (Evangelist) is no coincidence.

Apple needs to hire me I think.
     
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Feb 1, 2007, 01:27 AM
 
I plan on buying a MacBook in the near future, I ma a computer systems specialist and used windows and in our training had to use windows systems. I dislike working on windows because it is not a very stable systemno matter how many improvements it gets. I actually plan on getting Apple certified to work provide technical support for macs. once everyone sees macs usefulness and ease of use, maybe they will convert, especially if they have to invest in new computers to support vista...massive resource hog! Can't wait to get Mac!

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Feb 2, 2007, 11:25 AM
 
I've convinced 1 person to buy a White 2Ghz MacBook and 1 person to buy a 2Ghz MacBook Pro. Both convinced just by trying out my MBP.
2.8 Ghz Unibody MacBook Pro 15" - 4GB Ram - Logic Pro 8.0
2.33 Ghz C2D MacBook Pro 15" - 3GB Ram - Logic Pro 7.2
1.5 Ghz G4 PowerBook 12" - 1.25GB Ram
     
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Feb 2, 2007, 11:35 PM
 
3 people, but I don't have one yet...

the ibook is working just fine.
     
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Feb 3, 2007, 01:14 PM
 
1 iBook (about a year ago) and 1 MacBook. She technically hasn't bought the MB yet, but she plans 100% on getting it once her current HP moves on (which won't be long).

I've also got two Linux converts, if that counts for anything... Oh, and more Firefox converts than I can count.

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Feb 3, 2007, 04:08 PM
 
Three!!! I got my friend to buy one, my brothers best friend and my brother is buying one.
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