They cut the price of the iPod by a third.
You can't win.
On Wednesday I ordered a new monitor because I noticed it had come down in price. $770 before Christmas, and only $450 now.
Of course, the reason it's so cheap is that they don't make them any more.
My gf's dad bought a $15000 42" plasma TV a couple years ago, and the burn-in is becoming noticeable. He was a bit steamed when I got a 63" flatscreen 3rd-gen DLP (that never burns in) for $4000 in November.
Posted by: TallDave at Saturday, February 26 2005 11:16 AM (z0bus)
Check with the outlet you bought it from you may be able the price cut refunded.
Posted by: Stephen Macklin at Saturday, February 26 2005 07:33 PM (U3CvV)
able to get
the price cut refunded.
Posted by: Stephen Macklin at Saturday, February 26 2005 07:48 PM (U3CvV)
I bought it direct from Apple.
I've sent them a very polite note pointing out that recent purchasers of iPods may be feeling a little peeved at this point, and suggesting they consider some sort of promotion or rebate to rememdy this.
thinking of getting a Mac mini, but now I'm not.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, February 26 2005 07:49 PM (+S1Ft)
The interesting thing here is that you're complaining.
So far as I can tell, Moore's Law has drastically slowed down over the last few years. I remember predictions back when I went to college that terrabyte hard drives would be coming onto the market about now. That was about four cycles ago, but processors aren't 16 times faster than they were then; they're actually kinda stuck at about six (at least, in terms of clock speed).
It seems that people have gotten used to relatively stable prices again.
I suspect Apple did what it did because they've started losing market share to Creative and others (Creative alone sold two million MP3 players in the fourth quarter last year), and they need to lower prices because people are realizing that someone else makes MP3 players.
Posted by: John A. Kalb at Monday, February 28 2005 05:48 PM (V/SV3)
With hard disks, you tend to see prices ticking slowly downwards, 1% or 2% each week. Sure, after a few months they'll be significantly cheaper, but then you've had your drive for a few months.
Apple just applied six months worth of price reductions in one go. That's going to irritate people.
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