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maclover001
Mar 25, 2008, 11:40 AM
According to Apple, iPod Shuffle comes with:

iPod Shuffle
Dock
Earphones
Quickstart Guide


We pay $49 for 1gb version

Earphones worth $29 - Link (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=3CAB62F7&fnode=home/shop_ipod/ipod_accessories/headphones&nplm=MA662G/B)

Dock worth $29 - Link (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=6FDFA440&fnode=home/shop_ipod/ipod_accessories/cables_docks&nplm=MA694G/A)

$29 + $29 = $58

iPod Shuffle worth: -$8

Apple's new ad should be:
BUY IPOD SHUFFLE WITH NO ACCESSORIES, AND WE PAY YOU $8!

I just thought it was kind of weird.



kuebby
Mar 25, 2008, 11:49 AM
That's a good point, I'd never thought of it like that. It becomes an even better if you get a refurb, which is only $39.

Delicious-Apple
Mar 25, 2008, 11:55 AM
Hahaha! That's pretty cool actually! Now get your entrepreneurial heads on and figure out how you can dissect this package and make some money! ;)

rlnhrt
Mar 25, 2008, 11:59 AM
It's not that the shuffle is too cheap, it's more that the separate earphones and dock are too expensive

ChrisA
Mar 25, 2008, 12:16 PM
Every go to a car dealer andbuy a car part? If you bought a Toyota from the Toyota parts depertment and built it yourself it would likely cost $100K

The reason for the high prices for parts both at Apple and Toyota is that customers are willing to pay those prices