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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.

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


Table of contents

Buying and Owning a Mac on[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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Updated May 5, 2014 and originally published December 18, 2011.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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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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