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(Some Guy)   Man's wife says, "No," to a new iPad and he's forced to return it. Apple execs hear about it and send it back with the note, "Apple says yes"   (tuaw.com ) divider line
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2011-03-22 09:55:11 AM  
Wife: "Sell it on eBay so we can pay our bills."
 
2011-03-22 09:58:35 AM  
Husband: "Thanks, Apple. Will you pay my divorce attorney's bills, too, now?"
 
2011-03-22 09:59:00 AM  
That's a typical dealer....the first one is free.....
 
2011-03-22 10:01:08 AM  

basemetal: That's a typical dealer....the first one is free.....


bingo.

/apple junkie since 2001.
//i can quit anytime i want. seriously.
///when does the iphone 5 come out?
 
2011-03-22 10:16:58 AM  
So, is Apple coming out with a line of sexbots?
 
2011-03-22 10:17:29 AM  
Sell it and buy something with USB ports.
 
2011-03-22 10:20:07 AM  
If only you could return the wife somewhere...
 
2011-03-22 10:32:22 AM  

gopher321: If only you could return the wife somewhere...


You can, but the re-stocking fee is a real biatch!
 
2011-03-22 10:53:15 AM  
Hey Apple, my wife said no to a blumpkin...
 
2011-03-22 10:54:10 AM  
That was rather nice of them. Good job Apple.
 
2011-03-22 10:55:42 AM  
Wife: "Mine. Now get your own. Deliver some pizzas or something."
 
2011-03-22 10:57:48 AM  
That's a smart wife.
 
Rat
2011-03-22 10:58:25 AM  
First the tax breaks, and now this. You married guys get all the luck.

© Too much sarcasm?
 
2011-03-22 10:59:06 AM  
Oh brrrrother, this is complete PR boolssheeet
 
2011-03-22 10:59:38 AM  
My wife also said no to a new iPad.

In fact, she said no to 10 of them.

(hint-hint)
 
2011-03-22 11:00:23 AM  
turbo.inquisitr.com
 
2011-03-22 11:00:34 AM  
You do not leave the Cult of Apple.
 
2011-03-22 11:00:56 AM  
Further reaffirming Apple as one of those types who won't take no for an answer.
 
2011-03-22 11:01:15 AM  
send me one, i'll be more than happy to sell the piece of shiat
 
2011-03-22 11:01:54 AM  
well, the 9th circuit court ruled this a form of speech so whatever.
 
2011-03-22 11:02:35 AM  
Teach it to cook and clean and get the fark out.
 
2011-03-22 11:03:32 AM  
Wear the pants dude.
 
2011-03-22 11:04:09 AM  

atomsmoosher: Hey Apple, my wife said no to a blumpkin...


web.mit.edu
 
2011-03-22 11:04:35 AM  
Apple's newfound smugness continues to astound me.

My own little CSB:

Friend of mine went into the Apple store at the mall near here the other day to buy an ipod. He's never had any Apple related....anything. No iphone, no ipod, no ipad, nada.

Of course, as soon as he walks in the store he's accosted by an employee and he tells her "I wanna buy an ipod" and she rattles off something about "for you? for your g/f? is it to upgrade an old one? replace a broken one?" and he says "No. I've never had one." and she says....."Oh....well....we've been waiting for you."


"We've been waiting for you?" The fark? What are you, a cult, Apple? Reading this story, and hearing my friends story, and repeatedly seeing the commercials on TV that say "if you don't have an iphone....well....you don't have an iphone." have just completely turned me off of Apple products. Their smugness is through the roof lately.
 
2011-03-22 11:05:05 AM  
one of the pros of being single: no system of checks and balances

one of the cons of being single: no system of checks and balances

i would seriously hate to be in a situation that restricted me from making my own decisions and i would hate to be the person that enforced those restrictions but i guess thats what marriage means to some people.

isnt the point of a relationship to make the other person's world a better place to be? guess i've been doing it wrong.

no husband (or bf) of mine would have to sneak anything or have something given to him out of pity. id be the one waiting in line to surprise him by buying it first. i remember how sad i was when my ex bought himself the massaging recliner that he wanted. i had been planning to get it for him but he beat me to the punch. worked overtime for it and everything.
 
2011-03-22 11:05:17 AM  
Apple is seriously so awful and corny.
 
2011-03-22 11:07:39 AM  

Noobian Noob: one of the pros of being single: no system of checks and balances

one of the cons of being single: no system of checks and balances

i would seriously hate to be in a situation that restricted me from making my own decisions and i would hate to be the person that enforced those restrictions but i guess thats what marriage means to some people.

isnt the point of a relationship to make the other person's world a better place to be? guess i've been doing it wrong.

no husband (or bf) of mine would have to sneak anything or have something given to him out of pity. id be the one waiting in line to surprise him by buying it first. i remember how sad i was when my ex bought himself the massaging recliner that he wanted. i had been planning to get it for him but he beat me to the punch. worked overtime for it and everything.


Other end of the scale: Nothing more frustrating then a spouse you love dearly that continues to max out credit cards with crap when the two of you are supposed to be in savings mode for a house.
 
2011-03-22 11:08:44 AM  
Too bad they can't send him some balls too.

//not one to talk
//waiting for the new camera to show up - then we'll see who talks the talk
 
2011-03-22 11:09:12 AM  
Makes sense that a total pussy would need a pad.
 
2011-03-22 11:09:22 AM  
Hm...Apple wasnt quite this douche-y in the 80s....

/Va-jay-jay...is there anything it cant do?
 
2011-03-22 11:09:55 AM  
My husband and I now have an agreement when it comes to electronics and computer parts. He used to buy new stuff whenever he wanted and would just hoard all of the old parts. I realized one day that he had boxes and boxes of old video cards, computer cases, motherboards, memory sticks, etc. Parts that weren't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but something new and better would be released and he would want it, so he'd buy it. I started to add it up and realized we were wasting tons of money on his hobby. So we've now agreed that if something new comes out and he wants to buy it, he will sell off old parts or build a computer for a friend or do something to reclaim most, if not all, of the money. It isn't a strict rule and if there is something he's been eagerly awaiting, we'll let it slide a bit, but we pretty much stick to the rule that he has to make up any money spent. So now he gets what he wants and I'm not tripping over boxes of hoarded electronics and wasted money when I go into his office.
 
2011-03-22 11:11:21 AM  
Apple told me it wasn't really cheating...
 
2011-03-22 11:11:30 AM  
Ever think that maybe, just maybe, the husband spent money on it when they couldn't afford to spend money on it?
 
2011-03-22 11:11:32 AM  
Un-sourced, unconfirmed, and of course, totally and completely true.
 
2011-03-22 11:11:43 AM  
is it called the ipad2 because it can run 2 apps now instead of only 1?
 
2011-03-22 11:12:22 AM  

single entendre: My husband and I now have an agreement when it comes to electronics and computer parts. He used to buy new stuff whenever he wanted and would just hoard all of the old parts. I realized one day that he had boxes and boxes of old video cards, computer cases, motherboards, memory sticks, etc. Parts that weren't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but something new and better would be released and he would want it, so he'd buy it. I started to add it up and realized we were wasting tons of money on his hobby. So we've now agreed that if something new comes out and he wants to buy it, he will sell off old parts or build a computer for a friend or do something to reclaim most, if not all, of the money. It isn't a strict rule and if there is something he's been eagerly awaiting, we'll let it slide a bit, but we pretty much stick to the rule that he has to make up any money spent. So now he gets what he wants and I'm not tripping over boxes of hoarded electronics and wasted money when I go into his office.


Well there's his mistake: he lets you go in his office?
 
2011-03-22 11:12:30 AM  

ThatGuyGreg: Wife: "Sell it on eBay so we can pay our bills."


This. Pre-ordered a PS2 before I got married and it came out right after I got married. If you remember, that Christmas those things were going for 500-700 as they were sold out. Like a dumbass I listened to that stupid coont and sold the thing.
 
2011-03-22 11:13:37 AM  

BurnShrike: single entendre: My husband and I now have an agreement when it comes to electronics and computer parts. He used to buy new stuff whenever he wanted and would just hoard all of the old parts. I realized one day that he had boxes and boxes of old video cards, computer cases, motherboards, memory sticks, etc. Parts that weren't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but something new and better would be released and he would want it, so he'd buy it. I started to add it up and realized we were wasting tons of money on his hobby. So we've now agreed that if something new comes out and he wants to buy it, he will sell off old parts or build a computer for a friend or do something to reclaim most, if not all, of the money. It isn't a strict rule and if there is something he's been eagerly awaiting, we'll let it slide a bit, but we pretty much stick to the rule that he has to make up any money spent. So now he gets what he wants and I'm not tripping over boxes of hoarded electronics and wasted money when I go into his office.

Well there's his mistake: he lets you go in his office?


Just to bring him his sandwiches.
 
2011-03-22 11:15:14 AM  
Apple is the biggest, money grubbing company in the tech industry. No way can this be true.
 
2011-03-22 11:16:42 AM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: Apple's newfound smugness continues to astound me.

My own little CSB:

Friend of mine went into the Apple store at the mall near here the other day to buy an ipod. He's never had any Apple related....anything. No iphone, no ipod, no ipad, nada.

Of course, as soon as he walks in the store he's accosted by an employee and he tells her "I wanna buy an ipod" and she rattles off something about "for you? for your g/f? is it to upgrade an old one? replace a broken one?" and he says "No. I've never had one." and she says....."Oh....well....we've been waiting for you."


"We've been waiting for you?" The fark? What are you, a cult, Apple? Reading this story, and hearing my friends story, and repeatedly seeing the commercials on TV that say "if you don't have an iphone....well....you don't have an iphone." have just completely turned me off of Apple products. Their smugness is through the roof lately.


I dunno, sounds like some pretty effective salesmanship to me.

CSB time: When I was 18 I had a "starter wife" and that lasted about one year. After finally getting a divorce, I sent in an info card (this was the late 70's) for some custom mod company that sold kits to turn VW Beetles into some cool sports car-type thing (Bradley? Can't remember now...)

Anyway, when the salesman that called me asked what my motivation was for this, I just mentioned that I just got divorced. His reply, without hesitation, was "Congratulations!". He could sense that I was a bit taken aback, and he went on to explain that after what I had most likely gone through, it was entirely appropriate.

I had to hand it to him, it helped earn trust and confidence in his potential customer.

//Didn't work, didn't buy.
 
2011-03-22 11:17:08 AM  
i52.tinypic.com
 
2011-03-22 11:17:11 AM  
Guy: "I have to return this. My wife won't let me have it."
Apple: "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't let you do that."
 
2011-03-22 11:17:54 AM  
That's nothing. I forwarded an email from Bill Gates to 250 of my friends and got a sweet new laptop and $1000.
 
2011-03-22 11:18:17 AM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: Apple's newfound smugness continues to astound me.


I don't know, considering their sales numbers are up both the tablets, phones and the actual Mac's year on year... which is more impressive when you factor in they're a luxury item at a luxury price and we're in a global depression, I think a degree of smugness is quite acceptable.

If it were any other company (widgets for example) who were doing the same thing we'd all be patting them on the back, possibly even complimenting them on their astute and forceful marketing strategy.

But the fact it's a tech firm means we all have to draw a line in the sand and do our little fanboy routines; been there done that when it was ST vs Amiga.
 
2011-03-22 11:18:18 AM  
i have to keep reminding myself that microsoft is the one without souls.

stories like this help.
 
2011-03-22 11:20:02 AM  
"most likely apocryphal"

Apocryphal?

How about "most likely a pocket shiat, full"?

It's either a fanboy rumor or, as someone mentioned earlier, a PR stunt on Apple's part. If they respond at all to queries about the story, they'll likely say, "no, didn't happen" because, in all likelihood, it didn't happen. They'll still win on the rumor, though.
 
2011-03-22 11:21:29 AM  

basemetal: That's a typical dealer....the first one is free.....


Come on. Just try it. All the cool kids have it.
 
2011-03-22 11:21:35 AM  
www.stickycomics.com
 
2011-03-22 11:21:58 AM  

lordaction: ThatGuyGreg: Wife: "Sell it on eBay so we can pay our bills."

This. Pre-ordered a PS2 before I got married and it came out right after I got married. If you remember, that Christmas those things were going for 500-700 as they were sold out. Like a dumbass I listened to that stupid coont and sold the thing.


And now you can buy one for £50 and enjoy a library of excellent games available for quite a lot less than their release RRP that'd take you years to play through.
 
2011-03-22 11:22:13 AM  
Apple sucks
 
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