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12:32 pm: I saved $1500 today
by not buying a new computer. I'm so angry I can't see straight (that's my excuse for typos today -- like it?). I was all set, with checkbook in hand, surrounded by boxes o' stuff I planned to buy, when I found out that not only do Macs no longer have floppy drives (which I knew), but there are no floppy drives at all in the whole store, and they have no way to transfer data from a machine as old as mine.

No CDs? No ethernet? No internet? Really?

I've been a Mac fan for a long time, in part because their machines keep on chugging for a looong time. Doesn't do THEM a whole lot of good if I can't upgrade, does it?

And get this: the email I sent bounced back, too. (I also submitted the complaint via an online form; dunno if that'll get any results, but I doubt it.)

Current Location: Boston
Current Mood: angryangry

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From:occhi_cinesi
Date:February 14th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)

I'm working on this...

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Sorry, this sucks.

Will get back to you though, we'll see what we can do!
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From:katehaney
Date:February 14th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)

thanks!

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Mostly I need sympathy, though I'm doing lots better today then yesterday. It was the last straw and I was in very, very bad shape.

Worst case, I can back up my data files onto IBM-formatted floppies and burn them onto a CD on my laptop.

But I sure as hell am not buying a new machine at the Chestnut Hill store.

Fothermuckers.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 14th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)

Re: thanks!

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No USB memory key? That's been our solution for a while now.


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From:katehaney
Date:February 14th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)

Re: thanks!

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No USB. It's a PowerMac 8500/180.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 15th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)

Re: thanks!

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Wow, can I bring over my 7200/90 to keep it company?


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From:katehaney
Date:February 15th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)

absolutely!

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Maybe they'll mate and make an SE/30.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 15th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)

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POOOOP. The new ones are soooo nice.

And I'll have my brother bring over his iici and iisi computers :D

it'll be a par-tay!

Hope you figure it out.
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From:katehaney
Date:February 16th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)

I have a IIci, too!

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It's in the attic, along with an old Mac laptop with all the keys pried off.

I'm going to format some floppies on my PC at work next week, put the files on there, then burn a CD. Not as easy as what I'd thought the store might do (put the Beast on an AppleShare network, mebbe), but it'll suffice.

Then I'm going to Cow Hampshire to save on taxes (and keep Chestnut Hill's mitts off any commissions, rat bastards).
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