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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
Tell then the computer was mission critical and the magic that makes them run was running out, so you went to the store and you bought a refill of magic, 580 magical gallons of computer juice.
But then they might ask why you didn't get 6990 Gallons of computer juice for less $$. And then they win

heh anyway, I do what someone above said, say too much, too complicated and try to act like its simple, showing some benches and explaining degradation of the old product... They look like you just explained string theory, nod their heads a few time and say, "well I guess that makes sense, just a little expensive" while staggering off confused as heck
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just tell them the brick is like a crayon and the screen is the paper. The brick crayon colors the screen all pretty..but its much better than a crayon, more like a crayon that's fused with a laser that then, opened up a can of whoop ass all over the screen.

After that, you have to yell "SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM, OOH YEAAAH"



they'll understand.
Edited by Allen86 - 11/2/11 at 1:06am
    
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these comments are making me laugh so hard..
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Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post
say it makes pacman and pong look 5x better
I remember paying 50 cents to play pong. I am way to old
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post #15 of 22
Lol tell me about it. Conversation with my mom the other day:
Me: Mom, can I have $50 of the money you owe me? (I was adding it to $50 I already had in my paypal to get a GTX 460)
Mom: For what?
Me: I need to get a new graphics card
Mom: What?! $50 just for a graphics card? Fine, send me the link and I'll order it.
Me: It's more than $50, I need you to send it to my paypal because I'm adding it to $50 I already have.
Mom: $100?!!?? are you crazy?!
And then I had to tell her that it's really cheap, and told her I'm getting it from my friend for half the normal price, and it's still not a very good one, most people spend at least $400 on a graphics card (not completely true, but I was trying to convince her I was getting an amazing deal)
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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
yea well, how do you explain Fermi architecture and 448 cores vs 512 cores, overclocking, and ALL that crap to a mind where these concepts are utterly alien?
You don't. Its not their business, you tell them, I wanted a faster card, it cost me $500, I ponied up. What are they going to say, its not their money.
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Thread Starter 
Fair enough

My arcane knowledge is too much for mere mortals to take in!

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you let other people use your pc with the 470? that's weird.
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post #19 of 22
Any time my parents ask how much this or how much that is I just tell them.

It's my money, why should I have to lie about what I spent?
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Tell them the part you need to replace, broke. It always works for me.


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