I agree. I see a large warehouse filled with unsold minis in Apple's future. Just too much for something that's only selling points are that it's marginally smaller than the regular iPod and it has a more "scratch-resistant" surface.<br><br><br>Visit My Web Site!
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The price of the mini is much too high. I really want to get my granddaughter an iPod because she loves playing Beatles music on her portable CD player. She would LOVE an iPod. But if I buy one for her, I have to get something for her brother of a fairly equal value, or else he would feel I was favoring her. And I can't afford to spend $500... <br><br>
fair: marked by impartiality and honesty : free from self-interest, prejudice, or favoritism <br><br>i don't think you have to get the young gent something of equal value to be a fair grandmother. of course, your grandson doesn't understand this definition so you can just sit him down and explain that you wanted to spend hundreds more on the granddaughter because you felt she'd make good use of the iPod, but the money ran out before you got to him...he'll understand. and, then tell him you love him very much and that your words are your attempt to be fair in "giving" to him as well. heh heh. <br><br>
That's pretty much what people said about the pricing when the iPod was first announced. Too expensive, out of the range of most people, more than other players.<br><br>The iPod mini is not very out of line when compared to similar products, and comparing it to the 15GB iPod isn't quite right. They are different devices that solve the same problem while handling the trade-offs with different goals in mind. Some people prefer maximum capacity, others portability. It just depends on your lifestyle and usage.<br><br>Sure it would have seemed been better at $199, or if there were also a 2GB version at $150-180. But it isn't as outlandish as some people make it seem. 265MB players are ~$160.<br><br>
well, that wasn't my intention -- i thought you made it pretty clear that you can't afford to do what would be perceived as fair, so you are in a pickle. i just tried to bring a smile to your face with some goofy rationale for only buying the iPod...and i guess it backfired. <br><br>my *real* suggestion is to buy the iPod and give it to your granddaughter and then do something special with the grandson; although, depending on his age, that might not be a very cool thing. hmmm. i don't know what to tell you, but i can make another joke if you'd like. <br><br>
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I see what you're saying, but if Apple's marketing is going to say "for $50 more, you get 4GB", then the logical extension to that is: "for $50 more than even that, you get 3+ times even more", they have a tremendous potential problem ...<br><br>Somehow, given human nature, I don't think the small form factor and larger storage will be able to overcome the instinctive, impulsive differentiation between $199 and $249 - after all, Apple is going after a more price-conscious, less-quality-driven segment of the market here ...<br><br>I hope I'm proven wrong and the IPod mini proves a great success, but I have my doubts ...<br><br>***matt<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
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