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LonghornsLegend
03-17-2009, 09:38 PM
Doesn't matter what it is, just wondering what your experience was...I'm assuming most have heard of Craigslist before at list but if not www.craigslist.com


It's where people go to sell their own stuff for a set price basically, and I found an xbox elite for 250$, pretty good, dude seems too anxious for the money though, makes me think he's either a crackhead or their's a problem with the console...For all I know it screwed up, then he used the towel trick to get it to work and now he wants to sell it, and I'm not sure if I'm just screwed on here and all purchases are final.


I know people are dicks so I'm paranoid about getting screwed over, be interested if anyone else here ever sold or bought something from here.


If you never used it before, check it out, may find something worth buying.

Brent
03-17-2009, 09:39 PM
I bought my bike on Craigslist. Just make sure you know what you are getting. Also, the towel trick makes the problem worse. All you are doing is overheating the harddrive to badly that it resets everything. You're better off buying a new 360.

slightlyaraiderfan
03-17-2009, 09:41 PM
Concert tickets and hookers in the Erotic Services section.

LonghornsLegend
03-17-2009, 09:44 PM
Also, the towel trick makes the problem worse. All you are doing is overheating the harddrive to badly that it resets everything. You're better off buying a new 360.

I know, I was worried that the Xbox he was selling may have been dead, then he used the towel trick and tried to sell it while it was working for a few days.


I'll probably go ahead and take the risk if it looks good and not too many other people had problems.

Hollywood
03-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Craigslist is the ****. I buy and sell stuff on it all the time, and generally just browse some of the nonsense on it when I am bored. You can find some gold on the personals section.

LonghornsLegend
03-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Concert tickets and hookers in the Erotic Services section.

How'd that turn out :D

slightlyaraiderfan
03-17-2009, 09:48 PM
How'd that turn out :D
Well, now I know what T means...

the decider13
03-17-2009, 09:49 PM
I would, but I'm always worried that someone is using craigslist to pick out murder victims. And I don't need an old VCR that bad.

kwilk103
03-17-2009, 10:01 PM
used it to get pens tix last year

no problems

kalbears13
03-18-2009, 02:15 AM
You can probably go there and test it out and if you don't like it you can just leave. It's not like you have to buy it if you go there.

Shane P. Hallam
03-18-2009, 04:22 AM
My brother bought a Wii. It worked out for him, but it was risky. Just see if you can try it out first or something.

BlindSite
03-18-2009, 07:05 AM
To be honest, you're probably better off just getting him to use an Escrow service to collect the money (check what payment method he wants to see if they're traceable).

That way the money comes out of your account to a 3rd party, you get the goods, you check them, he gets his money.

The_Dude
03-18-2009, 08:48 AM
I bought my PS3 off of Craigslist 3 years ago. I have also bought and sold HDTVs ~ no problems.

You just have to try to investigate the product & try to read the seller the best you can.

Will some people try to screw you over? Well, yes ~ there are ***** everywhere. But most people are just trying to get rid of their stuff.

As far as posters looking for murder victims? I wouldn't worry about it.... just don't get into conversion vans with "Free XBOX 360" spray painted on the side! :)

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
03-18-2009, 09:45 AM
I know a guy who buys all kinds of stuff of of craigslist. He just bought a Mac laptop and it works fine. He buys phones and all kinds of stuff from there and never had no problems. I bought a car off of there for 1,800 and it sucked ass and I want to shoot the guy who sold it to me

someone447
03-18-2009, 10:30 AM
I would, but I'm always worried that someone is using craigslist to pick out murder victims. And I don't need an old VCR that bad.

Really? I really hope you are joking about that. You probably don't want to be around your family or friends then, because the chance of being killed by someone you know is much higher than the chance of being killed by a stranger.

thule
03-18-2009, 11:41 AM
Only rule I have for CL is that don't ever deal with anything outside of the US. 99.9% of the time it is a scam...I know from experience.

ex)
My son is going to school in South Africa I'd love to get this for him. I'll throw in 50 dollars for the shipping. Thanks....then takes you to a fake paypal page that says enter the tracking number to get payment to go through...by that time it's too late and your hosed.

ChezPower4
03-18-2009, 08:37 PM
Craigslist FTW!!! This is by far one of my favorite websites you can find anything you need(usually for cheap) and get rid of almost anything.

Hawk
03-18-2009, 08:52 PM
Craigslist FTW!!! This is by far one of my favorite websites you can find anything you need(usually for cheap) and get rid of almost anything.

Except my herpes...all I did was infect about 3 others.

EDIT: POST 2000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brent
03-18-2009, 08:56 PM
My son is going to school in South Africa I'd love to get this for him. I'll throw in 50 dollars for the shipping. Thanks....then takes you to a fake paypal page that says enter the tracking number to get payment to go through...by that time it's too late and your hosed.
I thuoght you were good with computesr? Way to screw that one up.

thule
03-18-2009, 08:57 PM
I thuoght you were good with computesr? Way to screw that one up.

I went to the post office and picked it up before it sent out...but still didn't change the fact that I was served.

LonghornsLegend
03-18-2009, 09:29 PM
I bought my Elite from the guy earlier today for $250, he was a pot head/stoner type so it was funny walking into his apartment and seeing a million pizza boxes laying around, bongs all over the place, was pretty funny...Dude was getting kicked out of his aptmnt and needed the money by noon so that's why the price was so cheap, all the other Elite's I saw listed were 350 or more.


He let me turn it on and start up the game and I haven't had any problems yet so no complaints, I usually check CL for random stuff but this is my first electronic purchase.

someone447
03-18-2009, 09:41 PM
I've bought TVs off of it. They usually only work a few months before they break, but I can't complain about a 25 inch tv for 7 dollars, even if it only works for 3 months.

M.O.T.H.
03-18-2009, 09:47 PM
Yeah, I dont plan on using CL for anything ever. But anyway, erotic services? That is pretty hilarious.

Had to edit this...could have been taken the wrong way. lol.

Brent
03-18-2009, 09:48 PM
Yeah, I dont plan on using it ever but, erotic services? That is pretty hilarious.
how else woudl I cast my porno?

M.O.T.H.
03-18-2009, 09:49 PM
how else woudl I cast my porno?

Hold auditions in your dorm/apartment.

Brent
03-18-2009, 09:52 PM
Hold auditions in your dorm/apartment.
who says I dont do both?

M.O.T.H.
03-18-2009, 09:54 PM
who says I dont do both?

Whatever works my friend but, remember the golden rule...No uggos.

Brent
03-18-2009, 10:24 PM
Whatever works my friend but, remember the golden rule...No uggos.
aha my frroiend was raido/tv/film mjaor at UT and he and I have atreeed to starta t prons site if he doesnt find a job in LA soon.

M.O.T.H.
03-18-2009, 10:29 PM
aha my frroiend was raido/tv/film mjaor at UT and he and I have atreeed to starta t prons site if he doesnt find a job in LA soon.

You're f'ing hammered arent you? lol. Good luck on the possible business venture. Remember what I said, though. :D

Brent
03-18-2009, 11:10 PM
You're f'ing hammered arent you? lol. Good luck on the possible business venture. Remember what I said, though. :D
moth, would you like to be in a prono
?haha

brat316
03-18-2009, 11:16 PM
buying things of a CL is one thing...what about meeting people on it? Aren't people afraid to have their kidneys stolen and sold on the black market?

PACKmanN
03-18-2009, 11:31 PM
yup, that site and kijiji, I bought games for my ps3 and stuff. Nothing wrong happened. Edit, you can also add me to that long list of ordering them girls.

yo123
03-19-2009, 12:29 AM
Only rule I have for CL is that don't ever deal with anything outside of the US. 99.9% of the time it is a scam...I know from experience.

ex)
My son is going to school in South Africa I'd love to get this for him. I'll throw in 50 dollars for the shipping. Thanks....then takes you to a fake paypal page that says enter the tracking number to get payment to go through...by that time it's too late and your hosed.


Exact same thing happened to me except I cut off the deal in time. He was from "Nigeria."

PACKmanN
03-19-2009, 01:05 AM
Exact same thing happened to me except I cut off the deal in time. He was from "Nigeria."

actually that's were most of them are from because of laws there.

bantx
03-19-2009, 01:09 AM
I go on craigslist all the time just looking at stuff too, been looking at macbooks lately cause i really want one, but theyre so damn expensive. Id rather buy a new one but always look around to find some cheap ones.

Brent
03-19-2009, 01:54 AM
been looking at macbooks lately cause i really want one, but theyre so damn expensive.

that's because macbooks are overpriced and overrated. you can do the same shizz on a PC

bantx
03-19-2009, 02:20 AM
Macs are great for graphics and photography (getting back into it) and I plan on majoring in graphic designing after CC.

thule
03-19-2009, 02:28 AM
I just got my first macbook for work. Let me say having a back of the operations command line makes everything easy. People who say pc does that same thing are just your average user. Having a Unix based system is great. It provides the visual aspects that people love from windows with the system information from linux....which really makes it the best of both worlds.

I was a mac hater up until last week....so just say don't knock it till you try it lately....it'd been over 10 years since Iwas on my last mac...but they have came around.

The above average computer man would see the pro's to having a mac over the PC.

For the record people like Bantx are not who I am talking about. They are people who are influenced by advertising and lack above average computer knowledge. Only real difference between pc and mac in photography and graphics is that mac os usually comes pre installed with that stuff and windows doesn't....that is not a pro to having a mac imo....because the cost difference already makes that argument NULL.

Paranoidmoonduck
03-19-2009, 02:39 AM
Macs are great for graphics and photography (getting back into it) and I plan on majoring in graphic designing after CC.

This is a conception I've never understood. Mac's visual abilities aren't above that of PC, so it just comes down to software, and I don't think either has a distinct advantage there.

Macs have their purpose, but their cost is pretty prohibitive.

Anyway, Craigslist.

All deals on Craigslist are risky. If you're going to buy an expensive item, especially something like an XBOX 360 (something that has a long laundry list of potential technical issues that could be motivating the sale), either make sure you can test it out first or ditch Craiglist and try and get one through Ebay, where paypal can give you some protection.

bantx
03-19-2009, 03:16 AM
I think if I was going to spend money on a Mac I would know what Im getting into. Yeah Im spending the extra money on a Mac so what, and I dont see why all the programs that come with Mac cant be used as an advantage. Apple's are always solid built machines one of the thinnest and lightest laptops out.

Macs can do anything a PC can do +more, Ive done my research over this.

The new Macbook Pro 15.4 inch is priced at 2299, the one Im looking into buying.

Specs.
Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB Memory DD3
320GB hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB
Processor up to 2.93GHz ( Im getting the 2.66GHz comes standard)
Memory up to 8GB (getting the 4GB)
Hard drive 320GB
128GB or 256GB solid-state drive
Apple LED Cinema Display

Find a computer with the similar specs.

Sony Viao

Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz
Screen 18.4"
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 250GB
BD Combo
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Video Memory 512MB
Communication Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot One ExpressCard /34 slot
Dimensions 17.2" x 11.4" x 1.45 - 1.56"
Weight 8.8 lbs. (with standard capacity battery)

Apple Macbook Pro 15.4" 2299 - Sony VAIO 18" 1699

About a 600 dollar difference,
Sony comes with the bigger screen and high resolution


Apple comes with the bigger HD
Faster CPU compared at 2.66GHz to 2.4GHz
One that I really like is the bright LED LCD screen.
You can run both OS X and Windows together.
Memory is DD3 compared to Sony's DD2 which means DD3 will reduce the power consumption and offers more bandwidth with the increased clock rate.
Longer battery life
Weight, Mac 15.4 weighs 5.5 lbs, the 17inch weighs 6.6 lbs compared to the sony an 8.8 lb a 2-3 pound deference.
Thiner the MacBook like I said before one of the thinest laptops out compared to the bulkiness of the VAIO.

There are both Pros and Cons to each of its own, but for my own personal preference I will go with the Mac.

You can call me bias but Ive used PCs for a long time, until I got into photography and taking classes for 3 years used nothing but Macs, I have experience with both.


What got me is and Ive said it multiple times is the weight, size, and of course the Macbook looks real nice.

So dont go around saying Im just another guy influenced by the marketing of Apple, Ive done my research for a long time. I dont go and want something without knowing what Im getting into.

Also a deal at the Apple store purchase an Apple computer/laptop get Adobe CS4 for free.

awfullyquiet
03-19-2009, 04:57 AM
i bought my car on craigslist.
i also met my ex boyfriend on craigslist (who bought tickets to go see with honor from me)

someone447
03-19-2009, 04:58 AM
i bought my car on craigslist.
i also met my ex boyfriend on craigslist (who bought tickets to go see with honor from me)

;-) ok, I'm sure thats what he bought...

:-D

awfullyquiet
03-19-2009, 05:05 AM
;-) ok, I'm sure thats what he bought...

:-D

HAR HAR.

not funny. go to sleep.

TFHV-pbdXe0

thule
03-19-2009, 09:43 AM
I think if I was going to spend money on a Mac I would know what Im getting into. Yeah Im spending the extra money on a Mac so what, and I dont see why all the programs that come with Mac cant be used as an advantage. Apple's are always solid built machines one of the thinnest and lightest laptops out.

Macs can do anything a PC can do +more, Ive done my research over this.

The new Macbook Pro 15.4 inch is priced at 2299, the one Im looking into buying.

Specs.
Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB Memory DD3
320GB hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB
Processor up to 2.93GHz ( Im getting the 2.66GHz comes standard)
Memory up to 8GB (getting the 4GB)
Hard drive 320GB
128GB or 256GB solid-state drive
Apple LED Cinema Display

Find a computer with the similar specs.

Sony Viao

Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz
Screen 18.4"
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 250GB
BD Combo
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Video Memory 512MB
Communication Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN
Card slot One ExpressCard /34 slot
Dimensions 17.2" x 11.4" x 1.45 - 1.56"
Weight 8.8 lbs. (with standard capacity battery)

Apple Macbook Pro 15.4" 2299 - Sony VAIO 18" 1699

About a 600 dollar difference,
Sony comes with the bigger screen and high resolution


Apple comes with the bigger HD
Faster CPU compared at 2.66GHz to 2.4GHz
One that I really like is the bright LED LCD screen.
You can run both OS X and Windows together.
Memory is DD3 compared to Sony's DD2 which means DD3 will reduce the power consumption and offers more bandwidth with the increased clock rate.
Longer battery life
Weight, Mac 15.4 weighs 5.5 lbs, the 17inch weighs 6.6 lbs compared to the sony an 8.8 lb a 2-3 pound deference.
Thiner the MacBook like I said before one of the thinest laptops out compared to the bulkiness of the VAIO.

There are both Pros and Cons to each of its own, but for my own personal preference I will go with the Mac.

You can call me bias but Ive used PCs for a long time, until I got into photography and taking classes for 3 years used nothing but Macs, I have experience with both.


What got me is and Ive said it multiple times is the weight, size, and of course the Macbook looks real nice.

So dont go around saying Im just another guy influenced by the marketing of Apple, Ive done my research for a long time. I dont go and want something without knowing what Im getting into.

Also a deal at the Apple store purchase an Apple computer/laptop get Adobe CS4 for free.

You truly have no idea what I was talking about. Hardware is almost plug and play these days on laptops. Why the hell would you compare them when I was talking about mostly backend OS operation.

My point is you want a mac because of advertising and the name.....looks cool isn't a reason it is better haha it just appeals to you.

Doing your research on hardware is not a reason to buy a mac I'm sorry. You probably don't even understand the differences between a unix based os and windows based.....so don't come in here posting stats of computers with RAM!!111!! DDR3>DDR2 because the name is bigger. I don't even think computers can utilize DDR3 yet....and while it's a nice preplanner...seems like wasting money to me.

Don't take this the wrong way....I'm really not talking down to you...I'm just saying you completely missed the point of my post...and replied with stupid stuff that a 9th grade computer tech student could decipher.

someone447
03-19-2009, 11:40 AM
HAR HAR.

not funny. go to sleep.

TFHV-pbdXe0

You opened yourself up to that one. Not saying something would be like seeing a hundred dollar bill on the ground and just leaving it there.

someone447
03-19-2009, 11:46 AM
Post

Here is a much better comparison:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220405

ASUS G Series G50VT-A2 NoteBook

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53G
Screen 15.4" WSXGA+
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 640GB
Optical Drive BD Combo
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
Video Memory 512MB DDR3
Weight 6.17 lbs.

And the price? 1749.99. So with the 500 dollars you save, you can buy extra batteries, and an Xbox 360.

I don't even care what type of computer you like. But you can't make arguments like that man. You have to make them at least fair. Find the most similar computer to what you are comparing it to. Not the biggest one you can find, and then you complain about the weight.

bantx
03-19-2009, 11:47 AM
No what you dont get is that you make it seem as if Im just buying a Mac because of its look, when people want to buy something they want something that appeals to them right? You make it seem like Im only buying a Mac for its look and know nothing about it. Im no computer wiz or whatever but when you try to act like some know it all snob and then continue to ignore the fact that I responded to your post by posting about why I would buy a Macbook over a regular laptop. And I brought up the memory because it comes with the new Macbooks way to come off as a **** again..

A unix based os and windows based is for networking and managing or something. Unix the more stable OS or so I hear, but like I said Im no computer wiz and I never said I was, but you continue to bring it up just to prove that you know more about it then me and continue to talk down on me.

Im not hear to argue about OS, I posted the reasons why I would buy a Macbook over a laptop and not based solely on the look. So keep posting and talk about your OS and make you feel better about yourself because you know so much about it and the fact that I know so little makes me the below average computer person.
Im not going to argue or post about this anymore and fill up this thread with it.

bantx
03-19-2009, 11:49 AM
Here is a much better comparison:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220405

ASUS G Series G50VT-A2 NoteBook

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53G
Screen 15.4" WSXGA+
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 640GB
Optical Drive BD Combo
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
Video Memory 512MB DDR3
Weight 6.17 lbs.

Thanks that wouldve been better to compare lol now with similar specs this one has the bigger HD but still has the slower CPU its a difference is about 300 dollars. Made it sound as if it was a huge price difference I could understand if its a grand.

someone447
03-19-2009, 11:54 AM
Thanks that wouldve been better to compare lol now with similar specs this one has the bigger HD but still has the slower CPU its a difference is about 300 dollars. Made it sound as if it was a huge price difference I could understand if its a grand.

Dude, 450 dollars is a huge price difference for a computer with similar specs. That is a full fourth more.

brat316
03-19-2009, 11:56 AM
You should all just dual boot with Ubantu.

bantx
03-19-2009, 11:58 AM
Well like I said I know why Im getting the Mac over other laptops stated my reasons in other post.

brat316
03-19-2009, 11:59 AM
because of software.

LonghornsLegend
03-19-2009, 12:01 PM
For the record people like Bantx are not who I am talking about. They are people who are influenced by advertising and lack above average computer knowledge. Only real difference between pc and mac in photography and graphics is that mac os usually comes pre installed with that stuff and windows doesn't....that is not a pro to having a mac imo....because the cost difference already makes that argument NULL.


That's pretty harsh...If people want to spend their money who are we to tell them how to spend it, that's like telling someone to don't buy the new iphone that comes out because this cheap 12$ phone dials and text people just the same for less and the only reason you want the big phone is because your a sucker for advertising and have no clue about phone technology lol.


Mac's are more expensive, if he can afford it so, I wouldn't just assume those are the reasons why he wanted it...I've used a Mac and came away very impressed with just the basics so I could see why someone would prefer it.

someone447
03-19-2009, 12:19 PM
That's pretty harsh...If people want to spend their money who are we to tell them how to spend it, that's like telling someone to don't buy the new iphone that comes out because this cheap 12$ phone dials and text people just the same for less and the only reason you want the big phone is because your a sucker for advertising and have no clue about phone technology lol.


Mac's are more expensive, if he can afford it so, I wouldn't just assume those are the reasons why he wanted it...I've used a Mac and came away very impressed with just the basics so I could see why someone would prefer it.

Because the reasons he gave for liking it had nothing to do with functionality. He has fallen victim to the Apple marketing craze. Does that matter? No, of course not. But he should realize why he is getting it.

Plus, you are now able to run a cracked version of OS X on a PC, and supposedly it runs faster than on a Mac(and works perfectly fine).

someone447
03-19-2009, 12:22 PM
You should all just dual boot with Ubantu.

Seconded. Ubuntu rocks.

bantx
03-19-2009, 12:27 PM
Ive already stated yes Im buying because its look, but its more too it than just the look and Ive stated the reasons why. Im not going to buy some bulky ugly laptop with the same specs, Im going to get something that will appeal to me, if it cost more its my choice. Its the same reason why someone would buy a Lambo over any other car.

someone447
03-19-2009, 12:28 PM
Ive already stated yes Im buying because its look, but its more too it than just the look and Ive stated the reasons why. Im not going to buy some bulky ugly laptop with the same specs, Im going to get something that will appeal to me, if it cost more its my choice. Its the same reason why someone would buy a Lambo over any other car.

Exactly, the marketing. That's exactly what people have been saying all thread. There isn't anything wrong with that, I think people just wanted you to admit you were a fanboy.

Like I said, I can care less what you get. If you like Macs more than PCs more power to you. Personally, I agree with bhaarat just dual boot anything+Ubuntu.

bantx
03-19-2009, 12:33 PM
Well I did say that Im getting it because of its look and size if you read my second post. Guess it was too long and people just skimmed it. =\

thule
03-19-2009, 12:37 PM
You should all just dual boot with Ubantu.

you mean ubuntu?

someone447
03-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Well I did say that Im getting it because of its look and size if you read my second post. Guess it was too long and people just skimmed it. =\

I didn't miss it, but the look is due to marketing. The size difference from the PC I posted was negligible. You like the look because it is "cool" which was Apple's marketing strategy all along. No one thinks you are wrong for getting a Mac, and if they do, they are just PC fanboys anyway. People may think you are making a mistake, but thats more because they are probably frugal with their money and it has nothing to do with Mac vs PC.

Dr. Gonzo
03-19-2009, 12:40 PM
Enjoy paying double the price of a Laptop just so you can look cool Bantx. Seems like a smart move to me.....

thule
03-19-2009, 12:46 PM
No what you dont get is that you make it seem as if Im just buying a Mac because of its look, when people want to buy something they want something that appeals to them right? You make it seem like Im only buying a Mac for its look and know nothing about it. Im no computer wiz or whatever but when you try to act like some know it all snob and then continue to ignore the fact that I responded to your post by posting about why I would buy a Macbook over a regular laptop. And I brought up the memory because it comes with the new Macbooks way to come off as a **** again..

I told you your reasons for buying a mac were circumstantial. A pc will do everything you want to do for cheaper...you just want the mac for the name/looks/appeal. Thats fine...just telling you to get your facts straight.

A unix based os and windows based is for networking and managing or something. Unix the more stable OS or so I hear, but like I said Im no computer wiz and I never said I was, but you continue to bring it up just to prove that you know more about it then me and continue to talk down on me.

Networking/Managing....geez. It is for everything. It's more flexible with less permissions since windows is based on basic computer users who don't wanna type they just wanna click. OSX is more powerful because the restrictions really aren't there...thus Unix/Linux based OS is the way to go for a computer savy person.

Im not hear to argue about OS, I posted the reasons why I would buy a Macbook over a laptop and not based solely on the look. So keep posting and talk about your OS and make you feel better about yourself because you know so much about it and the fact that I know so little makes me the below average computer person.
Im not going to argue or post about this anymore and fill up this thread with it.

What reasons were those again? Because it had better specs than a ****** laptop next too it...so you manipulated yourself in to saying the mac was a better deal for the extra money? If these are your reasons I'll find you a PC deal from within the last 3 months that will put the mac to shame. Once again mac lovers either bought into the advertising or love not having to deal with stupid windows permissions. I was just trying to open your eyes so your not one of the stupid mac users that spout off about how great macs are just because the commercials are funny and the icons get big when your mouse goes over it.

replies in bold...I'm really not trying to be a dick...but as nerv would say...you're obtuse

awfullyquiet
03-19-2009, 04:19 PM
really. it's one of those great myths that macs run photoshop and indesign and all adobe products so much better.

like walmarts 'always lower prices'...

fact of the matter is is that hardware wise, they both run intel chips... a 'system' is only as good as you can customize it... and trust me, as someone who vehimately hates windows, you can get vista to do quite a bit for you, including not suck balls (can't do much about the memory issue... but that's just a ******** problem that will eventually be solved once enough people like myself whine)...

i will admit that the mac OS is superior in some ways, in running certain programs? no... not a chance... i have run mac os x on a pc for shits and giggles. it runs fine if not as fast.

i have 2 macs and 3 pc's. including an older mac book pro and an ibook... the fact is is that apple touts benchmark charts that aren't necessarily the most standard or the greatest, and that's why people believe that they're SO MUCH FASTER.... for the price of a mac book, you could buy at costco: 800 dollars worth of booze, and a laptop with a printer that runs photoshop just as quick with 4gb of ram and a gigantic hard drive... install mac os x on it... and then have your 'mac book'. if you're any sort of computer savvy you can do it... if you're not, bantx. you shouldn't be proclaming superiority of macs over anything.

and fyi, my laptop isn't bulky and ugly.

and fyi edit part two:

about cpu speeds: what the average person doesn't know is that the CPU speed isn't the limiting factor in most computer speeds... its the architecture and the speed between the cpu and the front side bus...

Brent
03-19-2009, 04:24 PM
(can't do much about the memory issue... but that's just a ******** problem that will eventually be solved once enough people like myself whine)
They're already fixing the first part from your post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7

awfullyquiet
03-19-2009, 04:27 PM
They're already fixing the first part from your post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7

i know... that's because enough people whined about it...

i ran w-7 beta for a little while... it worked out MUCH better...

windows is a little stupid but it's not horrible.
where microsoft IS horrible is in .net services... *GAG*

Brent
03-19-2009, 04:33 PM
windows is a little stupid but it's not horrible.
I am just upset they gave up on XP for Vista. XP is a great OS. Unfortunately, the $15 copy of XP I got from the school is now in my brother's possession as he had to reformat. I was going to use it on my next build.

someone447
03-19-2009, 06:21 PM
I am just upset they gave up on XP for Vista. XP is a great OS. Unfortunately, the $15 copy of XP I got from the school is now in my brother's possession as he had to reformat. I was going to use it on my next build.

Ahem, since you are already a legal owner of an XP license, you can legally download a copy of it. One XP license can run on something like 3 computers according to the EULA.

Paranoidmoonduck
03-19-2009, 07:23 PM
Don't jump all over Bantx for wanting a fun computer. Macintosh's, if you can afford them, are a blast to use. OSX is a great operating system. Sure, you can't do much upgrading, if any, but that's part of the appeal. It's a computer that won't require much fiddling with. It just runs and it looks good while doing it.

Simply put, computers aren't just practical, and Macintosh recognizes that as well as anyone. Almost everyone I know who has a job where they sit at a computer all day does their programming at work on a PC and then goes home to their Apple.

However, the cost and the lack of modular adding and subtracting (assuming you don't want to mess around with the Hackintosh stuff) is a deal breaker for me. I'm a student, so my budget is finite. I was able to build a PC for about 1200 dollars that's about even with a 2400 dollar Mac Pro, if not better in some regards.

Like I said, if you can afford a Mac on top of a PC (if you need the practical applications the PC offers), then more power to you. I'd just rather spend my limited budget elsewhere.

Brent
03-19-2009, 07:26 PM
Ahem, since you are already a legal owner of an XP license, you can legally download a copy of it. One XP license can run on something like 3 computers according to the EULA.
It's not like that. They're one-use copies (hence why they are so cheap). They only like people buy one version of something while they are students, so I might have to hit up my roommate for a copy. I want to see if I can get another XP copy, if they still have them. Screw Windows 7, I would love to keep using XP as long as I can.

someone447
03-19-2009, 07:31 PM
Don't jump all over Bantx for wanting a fun computer. Macintosh's, if you can afford them, are a blast to use. OSX is a great operating system. Sure, you can't do much upgrading, if any, but that's part of the appeal. It's a computer that won't require much fiddling with. It just runs and it looks good while doing it.

Simply put, computers aren't just practical, and Macintosh recognizes that as well as anyone. Almost everyone I know who has a job where they sit at a computer all day does their programming at work on a PC and then goes home to their Apple.

However, the cost and the lack of modular adding and subtracting (assuming you don't want to mess around with the Hackintosh stuff) is a deal breaker for me. I'm a student, so my budget is finite. I was able to build a PC for about 1200 dollars that's about even with a 2400 dollar Mac Pro, if not better in some regards.

Like I said, if you can afford a Mac on top of a PC (if you need the practical applications the PC offers), then more power to you. I'd just rather spend my limited budget elsewhere.

Personally, I find the ability to play any computer game at its highest level to be what makes a fun computer. But my computer is no longer top of the line, so it is kind of a moot point.

someone447
03-19-2009, 07:33 PM
It's not like that. They're one-use copies (hence why they are so cheap). They only like people buy one version of something while they are students, so I might have to hit up my roommate for a copy. I want to see if I can get another XP copy, if they still have them. Screw Windows 7, I would love to keep using XP as long as I can.

I figure Microsoft isn't going to miss my money.