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josh.p.
19-06-2010, 08:53 PM
Selling my beloved iMac as I barely use it now I've bought a macbook.

Here is the link to the eBay auction but if anyone would like to make me an offer outside of eBay to avoid fees that would be fine, too.

Here is the link;
iMac 20" 250GB 2ghz 2GB 8mt Accidental Damage Insurance on eBay (end time 26-Jun-10 21:49:35 BST) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180522877179&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT)

Comes with an additional 8 months insurance from AIG can transfer it to your name. Covers accidental damage and also acts as an extended warranty.

Josh

josh.p.
20-06-2010, 07:42 PM
A few people messaged me here and on a reptile forum I put the post up on asking what the reserve price was. The reserve price is 550. If anyone wants to make me an offer around that and deal outside of eBay then feel free :)

The buy it now price on eBay is really high.

Skywatcher
21-06-2010, 06:46 AM
:lol: 99p and 1 bid made - some people really do chance it don't they

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 09:07 AM
LOL- Someone offered me 100 buy it now. I replied with a link to a 'vintage' mac with a 10gb hard drive :rotfl:

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 09:07 AM
Oh and my 'buy it now price' is far more than I'm expecting, it was just free to add buy it now so I put a high price lol

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 09:33 AM
2.20 now lol

Skywatcher
21-06-2010, 10:19 AM
Basically its Mick doing the bidding :lol:

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 10:31 AM
Basically its Mick doing the bidding :lol:

well im not paying 500 smackers for it ;) :lol:

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 11:02 AM
well im not paying 500 smackers for it ;) :lol:
550 it is then :P

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 11:02 AM
Someone actually bid 2.00 on it :rotfl:

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 11:23 AM
no a quid lol

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 11:31 AM
Hmm... if this was my old winblows laptop I'd actually pay YOU to take it off my hands Mick :rotfl:

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 11:33 AM
Hmm... if this was my old winblows laptop I'd actually pay YOU to take it off my hands Mick :rotfl:

depends what make i wont take any ol rubbish brand :lol:

ha ha you should be a comedian on stage mate....NOT!!! :lol:

Skywatcher
21-06-2010, 11:42 AM
So sorry about my Dad Josh - he basically replied saying

' I appreciate they are nice looking , but I need something thats going to last, something I can change the hard drives etc...'

I tried to explain - carefully and slowly but he just didn't get it

even our head of IT here went out last week and got a new iMac to shut me up and he abvsolutely loves it :D

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 11:44 AM
WTG your dad chris ;) :lol:

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 11:55 AM
depends what make i wont take any ol rubbish brand :lol:

ha ha you should be a comedian on stage mate....NOT!!! :lol:
It was a tosh! lol

and you've used that joke before :wink:

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 11:56 AM
So sorry about my Dad Josh - he basically replied saying

' I appreciate they are nice looking , but I need something thats going to last, something I can change the hard drives etc...'

I tried to explain - carefully and slowly but he just didn't get it

even our head of IT here went out last week and got a new iMac to shut me up and he abvsolutely loves it :D
:rotfl: It sounds like my Dad. I proved to him how easy it is to do anything to them when I installed extra RAM in 1 minute flat LOL

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 12:27 PM
It was a tosh! lol

and you've used that joke before :wink:

nothing wrong with a tosh mate

so have you about windows :taunt: :lol:

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 12:45 PM
nothing wrong with a tosh mate

so have you about windows :taunt: :lol:
The main issue with the tosh was that it ran windows, I just don't like windows anymore :shrug: Personal choice :yes:

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 01:04 PM
The main issue with the tosh was that it ran windows, I just don't like windows anymore :shrug: Personal choice :yes:

same with me personal choice

Claire
21-06-2010, 01:09 PM
I changed my Hard drive on my Macbook all by myself. Me, a lowly housewife an all!

I've sent the ebay link to DH Josh.

keith
21-06-2010, 01:17 PM
They're both pretty great systems now.

Windows vista was a very very hurtful period of time for me professionally, we're still suffering with clients who run the abysmal pile of dingo poo, but windows 7 is the best client OS they've made so far and very nice.

macosx has matured in a staggeringly small period of time and the whole apple ecosystem must now be making MS people cry.

Nonetheless, both now do everything needed :), neither is perfect :) and it really does come down to personal preference and for some people, price and what they're used to (if I have a windows machine, like it, does everything I need it to, why change?)

The chances are in five years or less we'll all be using something different more like an ipad + ipadOS anyway ;-) so no point getting to attached to what we have right now

josh.p.
21-06-2010, 01:20 PM
I can't remember who it was but someone said that they think in 5/10 years time only those who REALLY need a full computer will use them, and everyday consumers will have a netbook/iPad type device with a watered down operating system :yes:

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 01:21 PM
I changed my Hard drive on my Macbook all by myself. Me, a lowly housewife an all!

I've sent the ebay link to DH Josh.

well done to you :yes:

its not hard claire, the same i guess as in a windows based laptop takes all of 2 mins :)

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 01:22 PM
I can't remember who it was but someone said that they think in 5/10 years time only those who REALLY need a full computer will use them, and everyday consumers will have a netbook/iPad type device with a watered down operating system :yes:

hope not, i couldnt be using a screen that small

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 01:26 PM
They're both pretty great systems now.

Windows vista was a very very hurtful period of time for me professionally, we're still suffering with clients who run the abysmal pile of dingo poo, but windows 7 is the best client OS they've made so far and very nice.

macosx has matured in a staggeringly small period of time and the whole apple ecosystem must now be making MS people cry.

Nonetheless, both now do everything needed :), neither is perfect :) and it really does come down to personal preference and for some people, price and what they're used to (if I have a windows machine, like it, does everything I need it to, why change?)

The chances are in five years or less we'll all be using something different more like an ipad + ipadOS anyway ;-) so no point getting to attached to what we have right now

i totally agree windows 7 is by far, and i mean way out in front of anything else MS have done...XP is ok :yes: although i liked vista even on my system it ran like a dog so in comparison win 7 is way out in front and so fast as well

i think the pc format should have come away from the 64k based architecture years ago and force people to change. remember the risc processors really quick but didnt really take off

Skywatcher
21-06-2010, 02:26 PM
Well I'm glad that windows have sorted themselves out - I know some people liked Vista - but it was the ONLY reason I converted to a Mac as I hated it with a passion.

I was a Windows freak from before 3.1 and would not have considered anything else - also learned a lot of DOS as well.

The single most impressive thing for me about Macs is the solidity, my use of computers is not really going to streatch the processors to their ability - I havea PS3 and a Wii for games, so unless I need to buy a specific piece of soft ware that streatches it to the point of breaking, especially with the lack of viral interference I can't see me needing a new computer for many many many years - wheras every single windows based pc I have owned has a life of about 3 years

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 02:42 PM
thats the one brill thing about macs, is theres no virii that attacks them. ive not suffered at all eally thats caused me any amount of bother with them so im ok with that. ive had a toshiba pentium PII for 15 yrs, its still good for word processing and spreadsheets and its the size of a house brick but its still working great :) not much mem or hdd space but who cares lol

one day i will get me a mac, but tbh ive no use for one now unless my lappy breaks then i would get one

Skywatcher
21-06-2010, 03:10 PM
Nearly the best thing about the lack of virus'f from my point of view, isn't just the lack of the nasties , but the lack of viirus checking software which I am sure has caused the deathof more of my PC's than the virus' them selves - I kid you not we use Dells at work and they take on average 15 minutes to warm up to the point of use and 12 of those minutes is due to virus and firewalls being put in place

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 03:12 PM
Nearly the best thing about the lack of virus'f from my point of view, isn't just the lack of the nasties , but the lack of viirus checking software which I am sure has caused the deathof more of my PC's than the virus' them selves - I kid you not we use Dells at work and they take on average 15 minutes to warm up to the point of use and 12 of those minutes is due to virus and firewalls being put in place

depends on the spec and the speed of the network which hampers logging on to the pc itself. it wouldnt be nowhere near that at home or logging onto the local machine

keith
21-06-2010, 03:23 PM
It's a fair point IMHO, not only do the av apps take an age to start, they hook into a fairly low level in the OS which means they can often be the source of crashes or slowdowns generally. We measured the speed impact on email apps with the latest slew of windows av tools and it's awful. Many also slow down your net access generally through inefficiencies and the inevitable download scan.

You can mitigate against SOME of the slowdowns by very fast disks, loads of memory and so on but ARGH!

In terms of longevity, I took a 5 yr old sony vaio round to my parents. It was so slow in todays terms and no memory for any modern apps really. Then DW realised that her macbook was about the same age, running the latest/greatest all nicely etc.

Skywatcher
21-06-2010, 03:34 PM
How old is the macbook pro Ihave keith? that just flies!

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 03:37 PM
very fair point, also depends how much software is on it as well that makes the registry huge..i find with the newish MS A/V boot time is still really fast, but ive no firewall as you would get on a hospital/surgery network and evrything else thats there too

just wondered can you logon to a win server with a mac?

keith
21-06-2010, 03:55 PM
very fair point, also depends how much software is on it as well that makes the registry huge..i find with the newish MS A/V boot time is still really fast, but ive no firewall as you would get on a hospital/surgery network and evrything else thats there too

just wondered can you logon to a win server with a mac?

you can RDP into it with native tools, and you can get to filestores etc and domains. So mac talking to an existing windows server setup? yeah it's ok.

Just as apple has a whole ecosystem with its hardware/software/phones/ipad, microsoft has emerged over the last few years at the standard for very highly integrated corporate networks. They've pretty much killed novel and unix was never quite as tightly integrated.

This is one area where apple have a huge fight on their hands and macosx server just isn't there yet.

keith
21-06-2010, 03:55 PM
How old is the macbook pro Ihave keith? that just flies!

I'd have to really think hard about that but not very old... mid 2008? cant remember exactly :/

ukwdwnut
21-06-2010, 04:04 PM
you can RDP into it with native tools, and you can get to filestores etc and domains. So mac talking to an existing windows server setup? yeah it's ok.

Just as apple has a whole ecosystem with its hardware/software/phones/ipad, microsoft has emerged over the last few years at the standard for very highly integrated corporate networks. They've pretty much killed novel and unix was never quite as tightly integrated.

This is one area where apple have a huge fight on their hands and macosx server just isn't there yet.

blimey ive not seen novell in donkeys years was always a pain if memory serves. to setup a win server domain is a piece of cake...all those forests and trees tho, thats a lot of wood :wink: :lol:

josh.p.
25-06-2010, 08:17 AM
It's met the reserve with 1 day and 12 hours left, :yes: Hoping I'll just get that bit extra now.

Skywatcher
25-06-2010, 08:21 AM
:mental:

better order that iPad mate :D

josh.p.
25-06-2010, 08:27 AM
:mental:

Claire
25-06-2010, 09:49 AM
:tralala:

tb2830
25-06-2010, 09:51 AM
so excited for you josh :hug2:

Skywatcher
25-06-2010, 09:58 AM
they are awesome beyond all I could have anticipated - and I'm sure you will feel the same - which one do you trhink you'll get now you have a budget?

josh.p.
25-06-2010, 10:04 AM
Well I'm also due a tax refund of a few hundred quid so going to go with the 32gb one and treat myself to the case :yes:. Depending on how much money I get from Mr Tax man I might get the camera kit too.

Skywatcher
25-06-2010, 03:42 PM
I think the camera kit will be essential with time but not initially. The case I think is essential though

josh.p.
26-06-2010, 10:22 PM
It went for 565 :thumbsup: Really pleased as they are collecting it (and also taking my computer desk which I don't need anymore!

Tempting to go to the apple store tomorrow once they've came to collect it :rotfl: Got to see what my Dad says.

Deafjeff
27-06-2010, 08:56 AM
So pleased for you!

Tink
27-06-2010, 11:16 AM
That's a nice way to tie it all up Josh. I'll bet your GrandDad is pleased at the way you've been able to keep his gift to you relevant and important in your life.

Now, waiting until one is available is the next hurdle!

josh.p.
27-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Just got to wait until one is available now :yes: Hope it doesn't take too long.

Skywatcher
27-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Order one now and you can track it from tomorrow :)

josh.p.
27-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Got to deposit the money in my bank first to use my debit card online, hoping that PC world or the apple store will get them in today or tomorrow so that I can go and buy it. I think I've got a better chance of having it sooner if I get one from the store :yes:

The couple who came to collect the iMac where lovely, sounds cheesy but I'm glad it went to someone who will appreciate it :yes: The gentleman who bought it had a Toshiba laptop and was simply fed up of all the problems he had with winblows :yes: His wife has a g4 iBook and an iPhone. He went into the apple store and decided to get a mac, but because his wife's had lasted so long (he said it runs as well as it did when he bought it) he thought he'd save a bit of money and get an iMac.

We sat and chatted iStuff for about 30 minutes :rotfl:

Skywatcher
27-06-2010, 04:03 PM
Did you tell him to join the site?

:macwave:

josh.p.
27-06-2010, 04:59 PM
They where looking at my discovery cove photos and I asked if they've ever been to Florida but they said no :sigh: