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iPhone users irked by price drop

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    Ray6

    ... so Apple hacks $200 off the price of an iPhone, and then whining starts ....

    My favourite line?

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    WTF?!! ... Big Smile



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    Cybermagell​an

    Apple and AT&T have already stated that if you bought your device within 14 days that you're OK to get a price adjustment. > 14 days and your screwed though.

    moot point.

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    ScanIAm

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    Apple and AT&T have already stated that if you bought your device within 14 days that you're OK to get a price adjustment. > 14 days and your screwed though.

    moot point.


    I'd venture that you were screwed the moment you paid for the thing no matter how much it cost.  Smiley

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    dahat

    Nyeh, I was an early adopter and am outraged to see that prices and features didn’t remain static, nyeh!

    You just know that someone who bought their iPhone... 15 days before the price drop (or opening day) is going to file suit over this.

    My favorite line was:

    This type of price reduction is unheard of, especially on a device selling as (allegedly) well as the iPhone

    No it's not... you start at a high price and get to charge a premium for the new toy and as cost of production comes down or sales slow... you drop the price.

    Apple just did it a little faster than the rate we normally see.
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    W3bbo

    dahat wrote:
    You just know that someone who bought their iPhone... 15 days before the price drop (or opening day) is going to file suit over this.


    They're going to try to sue... but what claim to they have?

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    ScanIAm

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    dahat wrote:
    You just know that someone who bought their iPhone... 15 days before the price drop (or opening day) is going to file suit over this.


    They're going to try to sue... but what claim to they have?


    Price fixing?

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    pathfinder

    Give it a few days and everyone will shut up about it.  Apple plans to sell 10+ million more of these world wide.  Why would they care about the less than 1 million that they already sold.   Most of them are fan-boys and buy new iPods every 6 months anyways.   

    Apple cashed in on all of the people wanting to buy them an re-sell them for more on eBay anyways.  It makes pure economical sense.  Now that demand is subsiding sell them at a godd price point.

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    RamblingGeek​UK
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    RamblingGeek​UK

    It does look cool....

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    Harlequin

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/06/steve-jobs-gives-all-iphone-owners-100-back/

    Looks like current owners are getting $100 in gift certificates back.

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    Bas

    Dear Microsoft,

    Pay attention to how this works. Big pricedrops, money back to early adopters. Lots of big positive press.

    That is all.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Bas wrote:
    Dear Microsoft,

    Pay attention to how this works. Big pricedrops, money back to early adopters. Lots of big positive press.

    That is all.


    Big pricedrops. $50 here and there is cool, but $200 is frickin' awesome! MS has a _lot_ to learn, but overall I'll stick to MS, cause anything i-Tune-ified seems to mess up my computer.

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    Bas

    $50 on a $250 product is cool, except when it's already being sold for $50 less anyway. $50 on a $500 product is just pathetic.

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    ScanIAm

    What a crock.  I'll give Jobs credit for good PR, but it's at best a coupon for a reacharound.

    We'll see how it works out, but my bet will be that you'll have to prove that you've purchased the iPhone in the past.  It may be easier to do so since you had to sign up for AT&T, but recognize that this isn't a lump sum rebate, it's a coupon redeemable ONLY at the apple store.  And do the math on how much 2 years of service and an iPhone cost.  $100 is chump change.  It probably costs twice that just to cancel your service. 

    Again, good for Apple, they at least recognized that they screwed up, but I've purchased a number of MSFT products over the years, and rather than an open letter from Bill Gates telling me that I'll get some nice stuff from the MSFT store, I usually get a rebate. 

    Cold hard cash that I can use to buy anything from bibles to hookers and I don't have to go to the MSFT store to do it.

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    Bas

    ScanIAm wrote:
    it's a coupon redeemable ONLY at the apple store.


    That is, indeed, beyond lame.

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    GoddersUK

    Kryptos wrote:


    The grammar in that letter is just awful.

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    ironichi

    Early purchasers of the iPhone get $100 certificate back so they can throw it plus more cash at Apple and likely become early adopters of the new iPod and get hosed again when the iPod price is slashed.  Those people at Apple are brilliant!

    This is going to be hilarious.

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    Bas

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    

    Wow, Apple's CEO voluntarily apologized to their customers and gave them a $100 coupon. That’s hundreds of millions of dollars. Steve Jobs is nothing less then a hero and really deserves all the "hype" he gets.



    That's hundreds of millions of dollars that they won't lose a dime of, of course. It's more like lending, rather than giving.

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