As a matter of fact, my PC friends do have a lot to brag about. Like what they can do with the money they have left over. <br><br>I love showing off my iBook, but it lost a lot of its luster when my buddy set up his PC to go wireless for just under 100 bucks. <br>One Airport card, alone, will run near 84 dollars. Then there's the router to consider. <br>Want a mouse for your PC? Sure, but I want an optical mouse. No prob. You can pick one up for 30 dollars. Want an optical mouse for your Mac AND you want it to be an Apple brand? No problem there either, but it will cost you 65 dollars. Why? Because of that little apple logo.<br><br>Apple can do what ever it wants. I knew, before ever buying a Mac it would cost more, so I'm not surprised. But I disagree with you about how they set their prices.<br><br>Sure, where Apple is selling a product that nobody else can touch, let them set the price to the sky, but for common things like networking, software, speakers, and mice... uh no.<br><br>The thread killer
Pretty much what I was thinking. As another example, take a look at what Apple charges for RAM. They don't design it or manufacture it, instead they just buy it from a big vendor like Micron, turn around and sell it for about 2-3 times the street price. Its a complete waste of money.<br><br>My Powermac is worth the money, so is my powerbook, iPod, etc. But if you want a basic router, USB cable, printer or something, Apple.com is NOT the place to shop.<br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>But if you want a basic router, USB cable, printer or something, Apple.com is NOT the place to shop.<p><hr></blockquote><p>That's my point too.<br><br>That's because Apple computer doesn't make basic stuff. <br><br>Like I said earlier someone will make a cheaper airport card and the price undercuts Apples by thirty percent and Apple stops making it altogether, but not before they've ensured the product will thrive.<br><br>But the secondary markets, the ones who develop the knock-offs are just like the pilot fish that follow the great white around the ocean floor hoping to catch a meal.<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>As another example, take a look at what Apple charges for RAM. They don't design it or manufacture it, instead they just buy it from a big vendor like Micron, turn around and sell it for about 2-3 times the street price. Its a complete waste of money.<p><hr></blockquote><p>To you yes it is a complete waste of money. <br><br>But the RAM isn't there for you to buy. Your smarter than that. The RAM is there for those of us who wipe their a$$ with money and need a one-stop-shop solution. And we need those customer's.<br><br>Yes, you'll buy the computer from Apple, because it's worth the money and you'll rely on third parties for the add-ons because it's a smart way to spend your hard-earned bucks.<br><br>But, then again I could be wrong.... I mean I think I paid 699 dollars for my first modem because as I recall Apple's solution was a bit pricey! <br><br><br><br><br><br>"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates
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