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My Name is Tony and I’m a MacBook Pro Addict

February 23rd, 2006 Tony Leave a comment Go to comments

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Ok, to be absolutely clear I don’t actually have a MacBook Pro. I have ordered one (we’ll actually three) but I am in an agonizing queue that I cannot see the length of. Yes three. This is how bad my addiction to this beautiful machine has become. After pouring over the first reports of folks who had received shipment confirmation early, I made the assessment that some configurations were shipping sooner due to their higher cost and lower demand so in addition to my 1.83GHz order I also placed an order for a 2.0GHz and the highly overpriced 2.16GHz model hoping to increase my odds of getting one sooner. Perhaps even more shocking behavior is that I’ve actually gone so far as to install the bloody Yahoo messenger in the event that I might receive an update email from Apple.

I scour the forums for more info on the MacBook Pro. The Apple store at Southpoint is getting sick of my phone calls. I’m hiding my frequent order status checks from my wife. I’ve even begun checking my American Express card for authorization of funds. How did I get like this? I’m even a Windows person!

I’m a Macbook Pro addict and I need help.

Off to call the shops in NY. Screw SES panels. I need my Mac.

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  1. February 23rd, 2006 at 17:17 | #1

    Dude…you’ve got it bad. I just ordered a new Sony Vie and I thought I was bad, constantly checking FedEx for an update on delivery. ;-)

  2. Tony Spencer
    February 24th, 2006 at 07:52 | #2

    I’m sick. If anyone is looking for me at SES I’ll be the guy crouched in the corner with nervous ticks and talking to himself. :)

  3. February 24th, 2006 at 10:44 | #3

    Whoohoo! Well done, dude! Welcome to the club ;-)

  4. Tony Spencer
    February 24th, 2006 at 11:11 | #4

    I wish I were officially in the club. I’m about to hop a plane to Cupertino and demand my Macbook Pro!

  5. February 25th, 2006 at 08:05 | #5

    Man, you can’t actually use three!!

    Two yes – one for office and one at home, but three, no.

    So in that case I think you should give your third one to me. ;-)

  6. Tony Spencer
    February 25th, 2006 at 12:06 | #6

    Mike I’ll gladly sell you the third for just a 20% waiting fee. A friend inside Apple tells me they had a backorder of 1 million units to fill. 20% is a bargain! Hhehehhee

    Update: I played with a demo unit in Durham yesterday. It didn’t help my nervous tick.

  7. Sid The Sloth
    January 28th, 2007 at 11:46 | #7

    So did you ever get the MBP? I have the 2.0 CD, 15″, 2gb, 256vram, and 200gb HD. And lemme tell you, I LOVE IT! Absolutely love it.

  8. tony
    January 28th, 2007 at 11:58 | #8

    Yes I did get a Macbook Pro and I love it too! I can’t wait for the new version to release with the screens that use less battery power. I’m definitely buying another with a 200GB hard drive.

  9. Sid The Sloth
    January 28th, 2007 at 15:35 | #9
  10. BJ
    February 3rd, 2007 at 19:41 | #10

    ok, that is THE COOLEST thing i have ever heard of!i just bought a g3 because i am 14 and my parents gave me a budget a 400 dollars, i got a really good deal. anyway, i have been bitten by the mac bug at an early age!

  11. Joel
    February 24th, 2007 at 01:15 | #11

    I agree with BJ!! I’m only 14 and 4 months and I have a major obsession with Mac! I really want one, or even just Mac OS X 10 will do!!! I hate Windows always have and always will, I jsut love MAC!!! I REALLY NEED ONE!


    Remember This Quote:

    Experience is the name
    everyone gives to their mistakes.

    By Oscar Wilde.

  12. Nick
    March 22nd, 2007 at 17:30 | #12

    Man.. 3!?!? U’r weird.. I mean, you are getting another one (or you already have one..) with a new screen and HDD.. COME ON!! Aren’t you satisfied with a 2.16 Ghz one!? Omg, I’ll have to beg my parents for something like that..

  13. Macca
    June 24th, 2007 at 16:25 | #13

    I m getting a 2.4Ghz MBP this week wooohoooooo…………

    This mac bugs contagious (altho i ve had it for 15years) never really goes away
    Windows just doesnt cut it. Tiger/Leopard all the way.


  14. Mark
    July 19th, 2007 at 14:31 | #14

    I just ordered mine 2 days ago and yes I’ve also got the bug. Everyday I find myself checking up on the order status and everytime when i see still not shipped it brings a little tear to my eye lol. BTW mines one of the newer Santa Rosa versions.