iPod mini 'Xmas drought' expected

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    Come on Apple, get your act together, stop hoarding them just so you can give vastly superior shipping times to customers who buy from apple.com. I've got news for you: Not everybody can, and not everybody wants to. They'll just buy another product, instead of buying it straight from you.
     
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    This article has to fall under the category of:

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    We are talking about Apple here after all :rolleyes:
     
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    The shortage is due to the lack of hard drives, which Apple doesn't make. And of all the places in the WORLD to have a good supply of iPod mini's, it makes sense that that place be Apple.com. Please, enlighten me to a better place to have stock...

    Tyler
     
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    Buying an iPod mini now isn't to hard, or not hard at all. Maybe a quick buck is to buy one now, and put it on ebay 2 weeks before xmas.
     
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    I decided to pick one up for my girlfriend today for her x-mas present. I wanted to miss the rush on them that will probably be showing up soon.
     
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    We have tons of ipods mini's around here, here being vancouver, canada.

    Dont' see a shortage of them this christmas.
     
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    I just bought a mini over the weekend for a Christmas present. I didn't want to take the chance of not being able to find one.

    There are a few drawbacks to doing this, however:

    The 1 year warranty starts on the day you purchase it. When I finally give my gift, the warranty will only have 10 months left.

    Apple's 14-day return window will have expired by Christmas (though the guy at the Apple store said as long as it's still shrink-wrapped I should be able to return it after Christmas, if I need to).

    iPods come from the factory with the battery partially charged. It's fun to be able to take it out of the box and turn it on. I imagine that the battery will have drained by Christmas day.

    Just some things to keep in mind...
     

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