iPod Promo in Virgin megastores...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by asif3, May 17, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hiya,

    Not sure if this is the right place for me to be posting this, but hey.

    I went to a virgin megastore today, to buy some cd's [on oxford street] and near the till they have this like ipod 'area'. It's got some lifesize promo material (i.e. dancing poster thing) and about 5 ipods that you can play around with, and includes headphones. Next to that was a transparant box with some ipods in it and the spec sheets etc...

    I thought this was particularly god marketing on apple's part - targetting specific music users - in fact is surprises me that they dont advertise much on MTV etc..

    Anyway, I was thinking it would be really cool if Apple could work a deal with Virgin whereby iPod users could get a discount on music - not only would it increase virgins sales, but it would benefit iPod sales too, because Music diehards would have yet another reason to justify the ipod cost...

    /asif3

    p.s. on a sidenote - i gave in and bought a set of ipod headphones today, just becuase they're soo cool :) - even though i dont have an ipod. now it looks like i'll have to buy a pod some time soon :-/
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Hey - sounds good. Now if only all Virgin Megastores stocked iPods and iPod accessories.

    By the way - what are the new iPod earbuds like?
     
  3. EGT
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    EGT

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    I don't like them :( If you want really good sound quality then try the Shure in earphones (ear canal phones). Brilliant sound isolation. They go fantastic with the Ipods.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    re: headphones

    i like them - i normally use bang&olufsen ones but they are just so ugly - i originally bought them becuase earphones never stay in my ear, and i find others too bulky. to be honest, the new ipon 'earbuds' [as you americans like to call them :p] are good in terms of sound quality - especially when used with a portable device..

    they also happen to be cool if you own an iBook and use headphones frequently.
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    yeah not enough megastores have them on display. it really helps when you can play around with them
     

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