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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chaseardoin7, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. chaseardoin7 macrumors regular

    chaseardoin7

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    Just preordered my 32gb 3GS....
    And I've never felt more ripped off.


    bad move apple.
    Darn subsidies.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    whyd you buy it if you felt ripped off?

    seriously, they didnt "force" you:rolleyes:
     
  3. Hints-The-Name macrumors member

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    But you still bought. This shows why they wont change there prices because just like I said MILLIONS will still buy. You may feel ripped off, but companys actually try and make money these days.
     
  4. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Apple doesn't control when you get subsidies. It isn't their fault. You wanted to upgrade early, so the egg's on your face.
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    Congratulations on your new iPhone 3G S⃣!! Exciting news.
     
  6. anjinha macrumors 604

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    If subsidies didn't exist that's exactly what you would be paying for it, since that's the iPhone's real price.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    theres no way in hell that an iphone costs that much when you compare it to a ipod touch. thats my rub
     
  8. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Why did you do it then? No one was forcing you. You must've really wanted it, so put a smile on your face and get over it. Look on the bright side, no contract!
     
  9. Hints-The-Name macrumors member

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    There is more than just the hardware. Dont you think that the advance to the iPhone and its OS cost money?
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    well

    if it's simple if it's worth it too you then buy it, if not then don't. if Apple told you too jump of the bridge would you? So Enjoy your new 3GS and have a good cry in your beer opps I mean Milk! and oh yeah apple will have another model next year!
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

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    But the iphone has a camera, all the cellphone/data stuff, and a microphone/ ear piece, vibration. All these things bring the cost up.
     
  12. SteveSparks macrumors 6502a

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    If we did not have the subsidized price the retail would be lower. It's a way of price fixing the service and the hardware.
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes, but when the ipt costs like a third the price, somethings up

    a camera, gps and what not do not make up 2/3 the iphone costs

    but increase it by that much?? to 763 vs like the 300 for an ipt? i strongly doubt it
     
  14. jmann macrumors 604

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    That price is also including taxes, and possibly shipping.
     
  15. Shaan macrumors member

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    I just ordered a 32GB iPhone 3G S on eBay for $725 including overnight shipping so it will get to me on Saturday the 20th. Why did you pay $763?
     
  16. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Same reason you bought yours on ebay?
     
  17. anjinha macrumors 604

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    That's about what the iPhone costs in Europe, where they sell it without a contract.
     
  18. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    What's the point of buying it on eBay for that much? Why not just pay the $699 + tax in an AT&T/Apple store?
     
  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    The cost covers the research and development of the cellular system within the phone. Did you know they have to build special rooms that block radio signals to test cell-phones in? Not only are the rooms and equipment very expensive, think of the types of people you have to hire to run stuff like that. I doubt they come cheap.

    I'm sure the phone-part of the iPhone delelopment is a huge, huge number that the iPod doesn't have to worry about at all.
     
  20. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Because it would probably be more than $725?
     
  21. Phil A. Moderator

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    That's a great point - as you say, there's much more to developing an iPhone than just slapping a cellular board into an iPod touch :)

    I think in general unsubsidized phones are a great idea and worth the money because you normally get complete freedom with them (i.e. you can go to any provider you want).

    However, I'm not so sure about buying an unsubsidized phone that is locked to a single carrier...
     
  22. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    How dare you bring up the fact that a product's final retail cost is not just a sum of the component costs!
     
  23. iranintoavan macrumors regular

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    Off topic but how are you guys making the S of the 3GS in the box like it is in the logo?!
     
  24. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You paid 763 for a cell phone..hahahahahahahahaha.

    You've got no one to blame but yourself.
     
  25. jmann macrumors 604

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    We all just found it on some thread a few days a go. A poster found out how to do it. Just use copy and paste to get it. ;)
     

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