I had said that I was going to hold off on posting anything like this till I was in dire need.
Unfortunately, that time seems to be coming and quickly.
I would love to know why this keeps happening to me. I suspect a lot of it has to do with the fact that
all I can afford on my own tends to used models. I have no way of finding out how the person or people
who had the computer before me treated it.
In August 2008, I replaced my iBook G4 (with a dead logic board) with a MacBook. Unfortunately, at the
time, all I could afford was a used model, from 2006. It was from the "loaner" pool from my university's
computer store; even that was $750. Now it seems to be giving up the ghost.
So I'm thinking that the best way for me to go this time will be to purchase a new one, preferably from
the Apple Store itself or the Best Buy located here in Tallahassee. The one I am looking at is the minimum
version, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. I would love to go higher than that, but I am capable of doing
my own upgrades, so it's not completely necessary to buy it all "pimped out".
I am running a fund raiser via PayPal
, trying to get the money up to afford this, since I can't do it on my own, not and
have the money some time in the next two years. I am currently accepting donations through PayPal
at the link below.
I'm only trying to get up at least
$800. That will go a long way to helping me offset the cost of the computer and the tax. Anything
over that will go towards programs and AppleCare.
Any help is most appreciated, even if it's just passing on this link!
More information is available here
. X-posted to Thoughts of a Struggling Writer