The Agony Of Not Buying Apple Stock [Comic]


Friends don't let friends not invest in Apple.

It’s no secret that Apple’s stock has been flying higher than an eagle hopped up on Charlie Sheen’s cocaine stash. I’m no stock expert, but it doesn’t look like AAPL’s upward trend is going to stop any month soon, and it’s going to make investors a boat load of more money. Yesterday, I found out my friend had bought 94 shares of Apple stock back in 2004 for $21 a share. He’s held onto the shares this entire time too. Despite being jealous as hell at his good fortune, I’m also cheering on the stock to hit $1000 so he can cash in a big pay day and treat me to a fine dinner.

The latest Joy of Tech comic gets my jealous angst perfectly. Here’s the rest of it:

Have you invested in Apple stock in the last couple of years? We’d love to hear about your good fortune in the comments.

[via All Things D]

  • williambaranowski

    In 1982, I visited my father in Las Vegas. We stopped in at a “software” store to look around. A guy in there was talking with the store manager and said “Hey, have you bought any of that Microsoft stock yet?” – I thought to myself, “Maybe I should buy some.” I never did. Oy vey!

  • LukebAbell

    Perfect comic

  • RavenReef

    Let’s see. Bought at 7, 17 and 18 before the word “split” became a part of the vocabulary. Nuff said I think…… Digital Bill has to have a grin from ear-to-ear…..

  • zabaki

    Got some when they were 114 dollars. and then again some more when they were 290 dollars.. I was really worried about the purchase of 290 dollars D:

    not anymore

  • Bob Forsberg

    A friend of mine needed to hide $100,000 in the early 1980s when his wife sued him for divorce. He bought 10,000 shares at $9.58 and hasn’t sold any yet. His kids will thank him for that when he goes.

  • malipeter32

    An old friend of mine, a fan of Apple products, introduced me to the Apple computer about 10yrs ago.  For some reason, I didn’t like its look until I saw the first iMac G5; I fell in love with it and bought over 450 shares of AAPL a year later ($43 after last split) and never sold any since.

  • dfiocchi

    A friend of mine purchased 600 shares when it was below $10/sh. (about a $5000 investment) for his wife’s retirement account. They got divorced and she keep all the stock. After his divorce he became a day trader, lost his *ss. She never sold any of the AAPL stock, now worth well over 1/4 million, getting closer to $400K, and now she will be getting dividends on top of that! Even funnier, he’s the Apple fanboy and she’s a PC.

  • Snaggy

    Digital Bill! :-) He would indeed be smiling.

  • DamienLavizzo

    I don’t really regret not buying Apple stock in the same way that I don’t regret not buying Ford stock when it was low. I know very little about the stock market (other than hearing if it’s up or down for the day from various news outlets) so I’m sure other people are making tons of money from it, but for me, it could just as easily go the other way and I could lose everything. The stock market is like gambling – if you have some disposable income, you can make a killing, but since most of my money is tied up in rent, food, and gas, I try not to get involved. 

  • Jabjabs Lefonte

    Same here, I’m just not in the same league here so I just don’t think about it.

  • HerbalEd

    With his inheritance money my friend bought 30,000 shares at $7/share ($210K). Then happily sold all at $13/share ($390K). That stock today is worth $17,881,500. Whenever I tell him how well my Apple stock is doing he says “SHUT UP … I don’t want to hear it.”