The new Mac Mini is all the news today. While I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend one it’s funny to me that Mac people think $499 is cheap. They are so used to Apple’s high prices. What do I mean?
Well, just last month I was out computer shopping for my 90yr old grandmother. I thought about a Mac but she only uses E-mail, she’s already used to Outlook Express and the cheapest Mac was more than I could effort. Even at $499 it’s more than I could afford.
I thought about giving her one of my old PCs but getting it back to the USA would have been a pain in the ass so I went on line checking for prices.
I was in some electronics store last week and stumbled on the Olympus M:ROBE series of music+ gadgets.
While I was back in LA I picked up the Shaolin Soccer DVD. I originally saw it on an HK DVD borrowed from a friend and I loved it so I wanted to show my support by buying a legit copy.
I did that but check out the cover.
My Grandmother gave me one of these for Christmas
What a scam! You can use the card like a Visa card but of course you can’t get every last penny off the card unless you purchase something of the exact value. If you wanted to turn the money back into cash you’d put the card in an ATM machine and you are going to get charged again. Just to find out how much she put on the card I called their 800 number and they charged me $0.50!!! (n)
On top of which she was told I could use this in Japan. What they didn’t tell her was that it would cost me to make the call to America to turn it on.
I just got back from 10 days in LA visiting friends and family. It was really nice but with only 10 days it wasn’t much of a vacation since every other day was going somewhere else to see someone else.