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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Qanset, Dec 21, 2008.

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  1. Qanset

    Qanset Guest

    Why are these Ipods so expensive, what makes them so special, apart from
    their microelectronics
  2. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    Apple brand.
  3. atec77

    atec77 Guest

    Define "expensive"
  4. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest


  5. Wayne.

    Wayne. Guest

    They are only expensive if you cannot afford them.
  6. Jeßus

    Jeßus Guest

    Marketing. What else would it be?
  7. Their electronics is not what makes them special.
    You are paying for the branding, the styling, the integration, the
    firmware etc

  8. Franc Zabkar

    Franc Zabkar Guest

    The "i".

    - Franc Zabkar
  9. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Two words, "profit margin".

  10. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    ......Or compared to similar MP3 players.

  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    One of my pet hates is the number of ad's that claim "you're worth it".
    (almost every one of them at the moment it seems)

    And every time I hear it I think, "Yes, but is your product!!!!!!"

  12. 5150


    Dec 21, 2008

    I wondered that for a long time. But now that I own one I know why. Everytime I start to find a bug in the phone and start to **** about it a new download comes out and fixes it.....pretty impressive actually.

    Other than that I'm not sure why they are so freakin expensive
  13. Qanset

    Qanset Guest

    That depends on your definition of expensive.
  14. Qanset

    Qanset Guest

    Judging by all the responses, it seems that ipods are simply NOT worth
    the money that Apple are charging. Thank goodness for MP3 players (eg
  15. They are simply not worth it to *you*. To other people they are worth every
    cent Apple are charging.
    Everyone has different requirements, just like for almost every other
    product in existence, Apple are fundamentally no different. They offer a
    product at a given price. If it doesn't suit or is not worth it to *you*,
    then *you* can decide to go elsewhere or go without.

    My phone has a decent MP3 player, so my Creative MP3 player now used as
    nothing more than a USB memory stick.

  16. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Good luck to them then, people have a right to waste their money however
    they like, as long as they don't whinge about it later.
    I still hear a lot of complaints from iPod owners though, even the ones I
    advised to buy something else.
    Then I just say "I told you so" :)

    There are enough cunning scams for me to not worry about the obviously
    blatant ones like Nigerian Bankers and iPods.
    Some people deserve those IMO.

  17. Qanset

    Qanset Guest

    Sure beats using and ipod.
  18. Qanset

    Qanset Guest

    Including Readers DIgest who wave Large sums of easy money in your
    face, so they can seduce you into buying their products.
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