Hewlett-Packard to stop selling Apple's iPods

amac4me

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Hewlett-Packard Inc. has decided to stop reselling Apple's popular iPod portable music player, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site Friday. The two companies have reportedly confirmed that H-P will immediately phase out sales of the iPod through its retail distribution partners, whom H-P notified of the changes Thursday. "They've decided that reselling iPods doesn't fit with their company's current digital media strategy," the Journal quoted Apple spokeswoman Katie Cotton as saying.

http://biz.yahoo.com/cbsmb/050729/f66d073688fd4e21b847a27a99e47e3e.html?.v=1
 

FocusAndEarnIt

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I didn't like the idea with the iPods being sold thru HP. Not one bit.

I don't know one person who bought one through HP.
 

zelmo

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Well, it was kind of nice to see the iPod in places Apple doesn't typically place merch, like my local Costco Warehouse, but I don't think HP was really selling as many units as anyone hoped. Don't think it will have a big impact on Apple either way.