iPod on QVC--Bad marketing, misinformation

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by swingerofbirch, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    I always thought Apple should sell via TV like Bose, but the presentation of the iPod Nano I just saw on QVC 7:15 PM eastern today was awful.

    They are selling the 4gb Nano for $229 with a travel charger. They have two presenters one who asks questions and one who answers. The guy asked how many songs the the 4 gb nano holds and he said repeatedly that it holds about 5,000 songs! Even the Apple consultants at CompUSA would know better than that.

    They made it seem like without their bundle that it was impossible to charge an iPod because they didnt make the distinction between the included ability to charge by the computer and the ability to charge via the wall.

    Does Apple control who sells their products? QVC often will have a representative from the company whose product they are selling. I am pretty sure this guy is not from Apple. I don't think he could get a job at an Apple store.
     
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah it's pretty hilarious to watch them try to sell electronics.
     
  3. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Buying through the TV was great in the pre-Internet days, but who has time to sit in front of the TV watching product demos? There was one sales dude who stabbed himself on live TV with a japanese sword while trying to demo it. Can't get any dumber than that.
     
  4. swingerofbirch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have the time, but too much false dignity and not enough money to buy from the TV.
     

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