Apple's Pissed About Laptop Hunters Ads

16 Jul

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You’ve probably seen the commercials where Microsoft gives $1,000 bucks to some person and  is like “Here, go buy a laptop!” then he/she walks into a Best Buy and sees an Apple computer and is like “This MacBook is too expensive, and only has a 2 ghz processor” as if they know what they’re talking about,  so they proceed to buy a shitty Dell.

 First of all, Apple’s are fucking great. I’ve never had a problem with my MacBook and it’s running on 4 years. Second of all, any PC is a piece of shit. Yea, it’s really awesome getting viruses from torrents, having to constantly update your OS with software patches, and having every single moving part in your computer somehow go to shit. That’s why they’re cheap, and that’s why the warranty is top notch, because they know something’s bound to go wrong. Thirdly, Windows Vista is a terrible operating system. If you have a PC, I suggest you start using Linux and learn what dual booting is. And finally, Microsoft’s customer service sucks. Period. It takes forever to talk to a representative, and once you do they tell you read the website–providing no help at all. It’s most likely some person with a heavy accent, so 9 times out of 10 you probably won’t even be able to understand them.

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Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer

“And so we’ve been running these PC value ads. Just giving people saying, hey, what are you looking to spend? “Oh, I’m looking to spend less than $1,000.” Well we’ll give you $1,000. Go in and look and see what you can buy. And they come out and they just show them. Those are completely unscripted commercials.  

And you know why I know they’re working? Because two weeks ago we got a call from the Apple legal department saying, hey — this is a true story — saying, “Hey, you need to stop running those ads, we lowered our prices.” They took like $100 off or something. It was the greatest single phone call in the history that I’ve ever taken in business. (Applause.)

I did cartwheels down the hallway. At first I said, “Is this a joke? Who are you?” Not understanding what an opportunity. And so we’re just going to keep running them and running them and running them.”

I’d rather spend $1,000 bucks on a computer I can depend on, than $700 on a computer that crashes when I have 5 programs running at the same time. I won’t even get started on porn…that’s a whole new article…

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