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Podcast 139: Buying and Owning a Mac: Secrets Apple Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to Jonathan Zschau, author of the book Buying and Owning a Mac: Secrets Apple Doesn’t Want You to Know.

They discuss the staggering frequency of commercials in daily life, how it’s easier to avoid than resist the temptation to shop, and the convincing argument that money and possessions don’t make people any happier.

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Buying and Owning a Mac: Secrets Apple Doesn’t Want You to Know: S06E09 / 163

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Table of contents

Buying and Owning a Mac on Amazon.com[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:34] Interview with Jonathan Zschau
[00:46] The right time to buy a new Mac, and good reasons to choose an older model
[06:16] AppleCare isn’t a good idea for everyone
[11:25] Methods for preventing theft or retrieving a stolen device
[15:17] Never hesitate to ask Apple to fix a problem
[19:27] When does the Lemon Law come into play?
[22:54] End

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Published or updated December 18, 2011. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar qixx ♦1,814 (Half-Dollar)

A lot of these tips and information would apply to many non-apple products. Most electronics have product cycles and get upgrades on a fairly regular schedule. It was nice to know about the year to purchase AppleCare.

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