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That Ain't Right

My house is an Apple house. There are three Macs, three iPhones, two Apple TV's, several iiterations of iPod, iPads. I've got a first gen Apple Watch. Hell, if you looked hard enough you might find a dead Newton!

But one thing you won't find is Apple's versions of ear phones. The original ones hurt my ears to use, and the newer sets just fall out of my ears. So the new wireless ones, while they look cool and probably sound pretty good, will likely never cross the threshold of my abode. Retail is about $180.00

Now I told you that so that I could tell you this...

I belong to an Apple Watch group on Facebook. The group owner can be kind of a dick, but I like some of the others in the group, and honestly the group can be helpful at times. This dude had put up a pair of the new ear pods ,which have not quite hit retail markets, up for sale on the page at just about double retail. $300 bucks. A member called him on it and was threatened with "The Ban Hammer".

This has left a bad taste in my mouth for a couple of reasons.
1. Dunno, but I don't think you should be threatened for speaking your mind. But it's his group, so his rules I guess. As I said, he can be somewhat of a dick.

2. Doubling the price is just akin to scalping tickets and just about the skummiest things you can do. I detest scalpers with a red hot passion.

I'm almost ready to bounce myself out of that group after giving that low down sob a piece of my mind.

Oh. One more thing. The LJ app for iOS? Still sucks for a long entry... *laughs*

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kukla_red
Dec. 20th, 2016 04:20 pm (UTC)
Mine is a house divided between Apple and PC. My husband is a graphic design director, so he is and always has been a Mac guy. He uses a 27" iMac now. I've been a pc woman since the 1980s. I came in at the ground floor and never left. I used to be an IT director for a couple of different law firms, so I'm pretty techie, but very entrenched in the PC arena. I tried to switch to Apple. A few years back, I needed a new laptop and I bought myself a Macbook. We never bonded. I just never liked using it. I love my iPhone and my iPad (and I'm sure I would love an iWatch if I could ever justify the cost), but the Macbook and I never liked each other. I gave it to my husband. He doesn't like it much either. It isn't friendly.

I'm definitely with you on the ear phones. I can't use the Apple set - they fall right out of my ears. I have to get the ones that either fit over the ears or squish inside. I would never buy the new ones. I'd lose them in less than 5 minutes.
texasts
Dec. 20th, 2016 05:11 pm (UTC)
I am on both sides of the fence. I worked for an energy company that was definitely more to the PC side. I was in IT Support up until I retired. Well actually they offshored my job and a whole bunch of other IT jobs as well. But I collect a pension from them and sooooooo.

Got a Lenovo ThinkPad gathering dust around here somewhere. It's a Win7 machine...
indighost
Dec. 21st, 2016 08:12 am (UTC)
Gross. I'd be highly irritated at the admin. That's just plain wrong.
ellierachael
Dec. 27th, 2016 07:56 pm (UTC)
Android LJ app sucks too. I only ever use it in "emergencies" if there is such a thing when it comes to posting to LJ lol
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