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I've seen hell

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kimber Custom, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Spent 2 hours in the Apple store in downtown PDX. *shudder*

    Felt like a fish out of water.
     
  2. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    When I was in AFG I got danger pay. Perhaps you rate it too........
     
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  3. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    You win
     
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  4. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I'm saying I can relate. So you had to have a very, very good reason for going in it in the first place, let alone for two hours.....
     
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  5. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Those apple stores kind of give ya the creeps don't they?:eek:
     
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  6. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ahahahahahahahaha! Apple sucks.
     
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  7. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I thought this was going to be a marriage thread.
     
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  8. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    :s0140: I'd expect a quote like that from Burt Gummer!
     
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  9. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    My girlfriend wanted an iPod Nano for her birthday. I felt so dirty when I bought it....
     
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  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I will never buy one...but I do have a few Ipods that I've found.
     
  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Try not to feel so bad! It doesn't make you a bad person!:) Now, I feel bad! Last Christmas I went and got the danged thing as per wishes, loaded it with her tunes (yuk), showed her how to operate it, and she's used it twice!:mad:
    BTW Kimber, I hope your nerves settle down!
     
  12. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    it made me think of him too:)
     
  13. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Headed to the DMV this morning..
     
  14. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Oh man, that sucks! At least my GF uses hers all the time, it was to replace her old iPod. And I never had to do anything but wrap it up, she knows how to use that hateful iTunes crap already. Used to have an iPhone 3Gs, I hate iTunes so very hard....
     
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  15. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I did too, thought somebody had met my -ex.

    At any rate the only Apple thing I have is an iPod Nano and it's a piece of dreck. Locks up almost every time I try to play it after loading material onto it, and is a struggle to get it to reboot.

    I have no idea how they became popular or stayed in business. One born every minute I guess. :s0108:
     
  16. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    just to spice up this thread a bit, give me 10 reasons why apple sucks. theres only one rule. you can't state a reason based off of your thoughts of defiance. or, just cause everyone else has one, i don't. ok, go!
     
  17. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Our family is all Apple. Contrary to statements above, Apple stuff just works (if it doesn't, it's broken). I spend zero time managing my devices. I don't run or update any virus software and have never had a problem. I don't have Microsoft constantly wanting to update my systems. I don't have Google snooping into every corner of my family's existence. Android chief Sundar Pichai said at yesterday’s Google event in San Francisco. "We’re making everything contextually aware. We want to know when you’re at home, with your kids.” So yeah, go buy that Nest thermostat from Google.

    Yes, you can find cheaper alternatives to Apple hardware. Those companies know what their products are worth. Android is a stolen product. You can generally buy hot merchandise at a steep discount, but you find yourself dealing with some pretty sleazy people:

     
  18. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I'm not a huge Apple fan but I have invested heavily in iTunes so I'm somewhat married to it. The iPod was very innovative and they cornered the market quickly. I have several.

    It was the culture of the iStore and being in downtown that put me out. The staff was very friendly and prompt but it was a scene right out of Starship Troopers (Bacon Troopers, but I digress).

    Here's my list:

    1. overpriced - you pay a premium for that logo that is not as cutting edge as you would think
    2. Jobs was a tyrant
    3. iPhone 4S was a 3G phone in a 4GLTE world and yet branded as 'new'
    4. iPhone 5 changed sync cable making a slew of accessories useless
    5. iTunes store is a dog from a performance perspective
    6. The Find my phone function is attached to the iTunes account. If I let an employee go and take back his company phone it's damned near impossible to reuse it unless I get that FMP function turned off by the user first.
    7. iTunes controls your music library - even on items I've purchased. They 'lease' me music.
    8. I have a long complicated story about a lemon system where the final answer was 'buy another one'
    9. non-user replaceable batteries on most devices
    10. True Believers - no system is perfect but speak ill of the great and powerful Apple could get you shanked.

    Oh and a bonus one: They are in schools so heavily and yet 92% of the work force uses Windows. I find it a disservice to our students.

    But hey, it's capitalism at it's finest so more power to them. I already have users lining up for the iPhone 6.

    my .02
     
  19. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Ha, and I thought IKEA was hell....
     
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  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've seen Hell ary.. may the jebus protect us all.

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