Absolute rip-off

Discussion in 'iPad' started by blergh!, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. blergh! macrumors newbie

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    OK... preparing for the flaming but...

    I have been an Apple customer for nearly 15 years. 4 macbook pros. 3 iphones and the temptation of an ipad for many months now.

    I was eagerly waiting an AFFORDABLE Ipad mini.

    £269 ($329) for this base level device is an absolute rip-off.

    Apple you should be ashamed of yourselves. I sold into your infrastructure and will now be seriously considering ever investing in your over-priced gear again.

    Happy buying to those who disagree but for me this is one step too far.

    Greed is NOT good.
     
  2. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Calm down. Breath deeply......
     
  3. blergh! thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh I'm calm... calmly watching Apple's stock price tumble too....
     
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  5. blergh! thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not a charity... but maybe just a 21st century snake oil seller?
     
  6. matttye macrumors 601

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    Apple products cost more than the competition... who knew? :eek:
     
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  9. -Garry- macrumors 6502a

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    Few things wrong with that...

    $329 is actually £206. The 20% VAT charged by the UK government takes it to £247. I will assume the other £22 is logistics and import costs.

    The $329 charged in the US is exclusive of state and local sales taxes too. So an item advertised at $329 actually costs around $360 (in California.)

    I do agree though that £269 for the base model (and therefore probably £369 for the base cellular model) of what is, supposed to be, an entry-level tablet is really quite expensive.
     
  10. matttye macrumors 601

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    Their Macs cost about 300% more.
     
  11. cnev3 macrumors 6502

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    You've bought macbook pros, and you're complaining about a $329 iPad?

    I call BS.

    Welcome to the site, nice first troll post! :)
     
  12. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    ^^ this for crying out loud...My word..
     
  13. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yeah...b/c that never happens after product announcements...never...ever....:rolleyes:

    And if you don't want to buy Apple stock, then don't, but here's what I see: https://www.google.com/finance?chdn...e&q=NASDAQ:AAPL&ntsp=0&ei=U-iGUMjVL4esqgGO5QE

    Except for Apple isn't a religion and you don't have to partake. Just sell your stuff and leave the forums. What's the problem, here? :eek:
     
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  15. blergh! thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For a powerhouse of a laptop the Macbook pro is worth it.

    Do you seriously think the outdated tech and low spec of the IPad mini is worth so much?

    Google must be laughing out loud tonight...
     
  16. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    When weren't Apple products overpriced? Just wait and see, iPad mini will still sell millions. They're better than the competition and they can get away with pricing it high. There's no reason for Apple to price it aggressively when consumers are willing to pay more.
     
  17. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Then don't buy one. :rolleyes:
     
  18. blergh! thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There's aggressive pricing and rip-off pricing. I'm saying the latter applies here!
     
  19. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Nah, I'd say crying b/c even though a few numbers are higher on a spec sheet, they know that the iPad Mini is still going to take them to town. :eek:
     
  20. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    If you have been with Apple for 15 years then you of all people should know!
     
  21. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Don't worry, the iPad mini 2 with retina will probably be released in 4 months for the same price.
     
  22. Skika macrumors 68030

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    If only there were some other products you could buy...
     
  23. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Serious? It's plasticky, heavier, with a smaller screen :eek:

    Schiller's words.
     
  24. blergh! thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep methinks it's time to explore a new OS... Nexus 7 is getting rave reviews and a 32gb one with back camera will fly for them at a reasonable price.
     
  25. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It is nice to have a choice. If you don't like the iPad Mini, then get something else. No one is forcing you to buy it.
     

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