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Has linus's ads/personal use made you ever buy anything

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Just talked my job into getting me a ifix it pro kit for work use, thanks Linus!


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Just now, thaginger said:

Has linus's ads/personal use made you ever buy anything

Nope, not once. The iFixit - toolkit is on my list of stuff to buy one day, but it's not very high on that list and it's not on the list because of Linus. Everything else Linus advertises and/or uses? It's always either stuff I have no use for, like e.g. PIA or that billing-software, whatever its name was, or Squarespace, or stupid/overpriced gaming-stuff. Also, it may be my Asperger's that's causing it, but advertising doesn't work too well on me in general.


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Nothing of what he advertises exist in my country so no

 

the kit looks sweet though


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39 minutes ago, thaginger said:

Has linus's ads/personal use made you ever buy anything

Yep. I remember buying the G710+ a few years back ater watching this exact video: 


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Private Internet Access, or PIA.

 

Well, that it is until I bought into it and noticed that I needed to pay the $60 upfront immediately when I thought it was the $2/month deal.

Safely got a refund for my $60 and never made contact with PIA again.


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I bought a HAF X after his unboxing, but TBH the case was on my shortlist already.  Also ended up buying some Fractal cases long after they stopped sponsoring him, but that was completely unrelated. 

Normally I just ignore the ads and not let them influence my decision, but if they are annoying enough I'll make sure to never buy the products.

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Not really, but I don't think I'll ever forget TunnelBear! thanks a lot Linus...


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I ironically bought PIA before it was an advertisement for LTT, so no. The iFixIt toolkit was advertised by a number of youtubers so I cant exactly give LTT direct credit


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2 hours ago, thaginger said:

Just talked my job into getting me a ifix it pro kit for work use, thanks Linus!

 

1 hour ago, Geography said:

Yep. I remember buying the G710+ a few years back ater watching this exact video: 

I bought the original iFixit toolkit, as well as the G710+ after seeing Linus review them.

 

Probably other things too - HotSpot Shield VPN, when they were still a sponsor (I eventually stopped my subscription).


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I tried FreshBooks for invoicing but quit it after the trial month. Same goes for TunnelBear, tested the free version back when they were sponsoring LTT but never ended up paying.

 

Would like to try Savage Jerky, but I‘m from Germany and they don‘t ship here. 

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If iFixit didn't sponsor basically every tech YouTuber, I wouldn't have a 64-bit driver kit. I think that's the only thing I've bought from an ad that Linus made.


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Just now, Drak3 said:

A voucher for a lifetime amount of uses at any suicide booth.

*takes voucher* teehee *runs off*

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7 hours ago, thaginger said:

Just talked my job into getting me a ifix it pro kit for work use, thanks Linus!

Yes, Savage Jerky. Now im buying over $50 in Jerky every order. LOL 

 

I also own an IFix it kit as well. I dont use it all the time, but it does come in handy when I need it. 


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I now sit in my home office wearing socks & sandals while I await a delivery of pink spray paint.

 

Joke aside, I have bought access to PIA based on the fact LMG supports it.

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I discovered Noctua thanks to LTT. Bought 3 fans and a CPU cooler thanks to it. Great quality. ❤️ 

 

Most of the stuff he advertises is too expensive for me though, or doesn't exist in my country. 


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Yes, he made me waste money on that network kvm thing that was literally worse than freeware. It was only a couple dollars though


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I wanted to buy the iFixit thingie, but got a cheaper knock-off instead. Works fine for what I need it for.

 

A week/month(?) or so before LTT began shilling Seasonic I bought one for my Sleeper build. So there's that, I guess.

 

The ergonomic keyboard stuff is something I follow with strong interest, too, but none of that made me want to ditch my Natural 4000, yet. I guess it really is hard to improve on perfection.

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I was interested in iFixIt but I then got a better deal in a local shop for a 44 piece set. Works great. Everything else, either not interested or not available.

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I signed up there with Linus' referral link. I had seen the ads for it before on other channels, but took the plunge after seing it a few times on Linus' channel.
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Edit : Just took a look at Harry's... It's cheaper than DSC... but when I looked at the cart to see the shipping rates, 

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Fucking lootbox? You kidding me here? Ugh. No thanks.


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No, I don't really like any review he does, like he doesn't look closely at the temps, at the noise, at the brightness, at medium/high settings, etc; it's always like "HOW FAR CAN WE TAKE THIS????????" and I'm more of a "how capable is this?" person, that's why I watch Bob of all trades, Dave Lee, etc

The iFixit kit is reeeeeally expensive for what I need, so I just bought a couple years ago a normal kit for $8 and it has helped me so far

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same ifixit yeah, otherwise, i bought my laptop partly based on his review , but otherwise not too much 


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I bought a year of Tunnelbear and canceled it after I realized I don't need a VPN. I also use Ting now, though I never had the need to speak to customer support even once, despite Linus really selling that point. It is very affordable for my needs, so I can't complain.

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