I’ve heard and dispensed this advice: there is no good time to purchase a computer. A computer in antiquated by the time you get it home and out of the box. Elise bought my iBook a little over three weeks ago. Today Apple released the new 1.33 GHz iBook with a SuperDrive (CD/DVD burner). Sucks.
I wanted to see if I could exchange my iBook for a new one. I called CompUSA. They have a 14 day return policy. I was told to call Apple. I called the Barton Creek Apple store. There was nothing they could do either. The sympathetic and empathetic sales associate suggested that I eBay my current iBook. I thought about it for a while and finally decided against selling it. Elise bought this one for me and I like it. Plus the processor speed isn’t signficant enough to take a financial risk on eBay. And I’d rather have an external DVD burner. And I knew this would happen anyway. Just not this soon!