I just got a 21" monitor for my old Mac. Holy crap on a stick...
In other lovely news though, just had to relay this story (hi Cryptic
Went all the way to Toronto ( 2 hour round trip in Boxing week traffic) to a place called CPUsed to buy the monitor.
Told the guy I needed one for a G3. He sells me this one. I get to the studio and the plug doesn't fit. I call up, turns up I need an adapter cause the guy thought I meant a G3 Blue and White Mac. (I have a G3 Beige).
I try everywhere around town and nobody has an adapter so I drive all the way back to CPUsed again (another 2 hour trip).
A guy hands me an adapter and says it's $15 (I already know it's worth about $3 on eBay). I nicely explain the situation and ask if he'd consider taking a couple of dollars off the price. Not much.... just $2 or whatever because I had to drive all the way back down there again.
In comes the 'manager'... big guy on campus. Tells me that I can have the plug the other guy just recommended for $5 but it probably won't work because it has DP switches (whatever the hell that means).
I'm thinking ok... so why was this guy just trying to sell it to me for $15??
If I hadn't asked for money off I'd have walked out of here with this plug and it wouldn't have worked either???
Mr. big 'manager' goes in the back room, grabs another adapter and says he can let me have this one for $23 but can't give me a deal because it's new.
(even though it's in an old bag and obviously a spare that was just lying around the back room)
I explain the situation to him.. All I'm asking for is a couple of bucks out of good faith.
Nope... no deal. Mr. big shot has to be a dick and charge the full price.
Fine... no problem.
So my new studio equipment is now being bought somewhere else and I'll never go back to CPUSED in Toronto again. Plus I'll write the owner of the store at CPUsed in Toronto and tell them why I won't be doing business at CPUsed in Toronto anymore... plus for the next few years I'm going to tell this story over and over again about CPUSED in Toronto to everybody who listens and hopefully nobody else will go to CPUsed in Toronto. I'm not saying that CPUSED in Toronto will rip you off or give you bad information or anything (god forbid that I say something bad about CPUSED in Toronto that might be letigious... I'm just stating my own opinion about my lousy service experience at CPUsed in Toronto and not saying anything about what might happen in your case if you went to CPUSED in Toronto)
So congrats $2 Mr. Manager Sir Big shot on Campus of CPUSED in Toronto, "I'm the king of my castle and that's the way it goes" guy.
You saved $2.
Now I think I'll go post this message all over usenet.
The internet is fun.