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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:52 PM   #26
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They have the means; they're known as parents. If the kids howl loudly and persistently enough, the parents are the ones who will buy the devices. And apparently, this "sluggish" economy hasn't stopped adults from snapping up Apple products by the boatload.
I guess I raised my kids better.
The louder they cried about wanting something, the less interested I was in getting it for them.

They always hear the same two words from me.
Earn it.
Show me straight A's for an entire school year.
Clean up after yourself without having to be told to do it 50 times.
Save your allowance money and buy it yourself.

The list goes on.

Howling about wanting an expensive toy in my house is a sure fire way to get nothing.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:53 PM   #27
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WOW, kids are spoiled these days. No wonder there are so many brats out there.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:54 PM   #28
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Microsoft Surface doesn't look to good near the bottom at 6%. Oh dear.
Well it is the first iteration in an iPad dominated market. Let it develop for another year or so.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:54 PM   #29
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I'm amazed the PS3 remains so high, this far into its life cycle.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:54 PM   #30
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This must be wrong. How can the Microsoft Surface appear above the AppleTV?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:54 PM   #31
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And in a related survey, 99% of the parents of these spoiled kids immediately replied, "Get off the couch and get a job if you want those expensive gadgets, you lazy sonuva..."
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:55 PM   #32
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When I was a kid, we were happy to get a bowl of soup and a piece of hard candy.
Yes, but that was the Great Depression. We have cooler toys now.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:56 PM   #33
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This must be wrong. How can the Microsoft Surface appear above the AppleTV?
It's slightly more useful... but just.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:57 PM   #34
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What I want is for all the hopeful folks on this forum to get their wishes in March when the purported new mini and iPad 5 is released, and all these kids and adults who get their holiday wishes granted with a new iPad are suddenly possessing old technology in a mere 3 months. That will be the greatest wish life could grant me!

There will be no new iPad 5 or iPad mini in the first half of next year, simply because of this!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:00 PM   #35
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When I was a kid, we were happy to get a bowl of soup and a piece of hard candy.
The best Christmas I ever had was the year I got that stick...
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When I was a kid, we were happy to get a bowl of soup and a piece of hard candy.

Now kids are so fat they can barely leave the house and all they want are things that will insure that they remain fat.
You got a bowl of soup? We could only wish for that. We had to walk across the fields to town to get our hard candy, too.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:02 PM   #37
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This isn't news...it's obvious.

Just like how obvious it's going to be how big of a holiday quarter Apple is going to have. iPhone 5, iPad4, iPad mini, iPod touch...it's going to be staggering.

If you have spare cash, buy the stock now and you will easily profit $120-$200 over the next 3 months when it goes back up to $700.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:02 PM   #38
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I want iTunes 11 more than anything this holiday season.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:03 PM   #39
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It's funny how this list has everything from an TV, a Nintendo 3DS, an Xbox and a PS3, but they only listed "computer" to include all models from all companies.

They should at least have split the choice into "PC" and "Mac".
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:03 PM   #40
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You got a bowl of soup? We could only wish for that. We had to walk across the fields to town to get our hard candy, too.
You wanna know what it was like growing up back in the stone age? I'll tell you.

For the first 11 years of my life, our TV only got THREE CHANNELS! On a clear day, we could sometimes get a 4th over UHF.

Hell, most of the time, I had to...like...go outside and crap, because there was rarely anything on TV. It was horrible.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:05 PM   #41
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"You're getting Apple TVs for Christmas and that's final!"
No Mom no! boo hoo
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:06 PM   #42
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Looks like yet again, "peace, love, and understanding" didn't make the cut.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:07 PM   #43
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Lego should be at number 1
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:10 PM   #44
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Now I understand the strategy of the iPad mini--it's for the small hands of six year olds.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:11 PM   #45
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consumers aged 6-12 are significantly more interested in purchasing Apple's iOS products over the next 6 months.
lol am I the only one who found this funny? Consumers aged 6-12 purchasing their own
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:11 PM   #46
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Apple TV and iPad in PropUp stand...

I love my Apple TV, I'm sure it will come along with an ACTUAL apple TV. I'll be the first in line!

Right now I use my iPad in a PropUp iPad holder on the corner of my chair controlling Apple TV. It's a really great setup!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:13 PM   #47
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Which is exactly why I DON'T want one thank you very much. Surface for me (and us business folk).
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:14 PM   #48
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WOW, kids are spoiled these days. No wonder there are so many brats out there.
What's the issue with kids wanting something? I want an Audi R8, and four 27" ATD's, doesn't mean I'll ever get them. Kid's are free to want or desire whatever they like, it doesn't make them spoilt. It's kids that demand things from their parents or family, and stage violent tantrums that give kids nowadays a bad name.

To be honest, it's the parents you should be blaming, not the kids. I'd buy an iPad for my child, and then smash up with a hammer it in front of him if he ever DARED do such a thing to me. He respects and loves his parents, family and friends, and they do the same back for him.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:17 PM   #49
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My entire suburban school district just bought iPads for every student in high school (~1600) and iPod Touches (~1600) for the middle school. Every teacher had a choice between an iPad or MacBook Air. I think Apple will be doing well this quarter.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:25 PM   #50
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Well??

How about just a good ole football??!

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