I don't get it.

Brradley

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Jun 21, 2010
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I really do not understand how people can make purchasing decisions and threads like "XXXX owners, will you buy iPad mini" on a product that may or may not exist, as it is yet to be confirmed.

Apple may go crazy and charge $600 for the base model, how do you know?! What if the iPad mini only comes in yellow and fluorescent green colours - would you still buy it then?

Companies love this blind buying behaviour but you shouldn't make buying decision until you actually see the device itself, or at least know it actually exists for certain.

(This is a bit cool story bro, but I just think it's odd).
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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I don't shop that way either but people seem to and it works for them. I find my opinion is the same of people who are conflicted over what to buy when a product exists and even more amused with those who ask if they should buy something that does not exist. Decision-making is very hard, so I hear. :D
 

seajewel

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Aug 31, 2010
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It's not like they can hit a buy or pre-order button without knowing the actual details. It's just fun to speculate before the item is released. They're not making "actual buying decisions" that are binding in any way..
 

MonkeySee....

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Sep 24, 2010
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I think people decisions are based on two factors. 1. being smaller and 2. It runs iOS.

Those two are enough for people to make a decision on whether or not to make a purchase. I think its safe to say it won't be hideous :)
 

ActionableMango

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Sep 21, 2010
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Apple may go crazy and charge $600 for the base model, how do you know?! What if the iPad mini only comes in yellow and fluorescent green colours - would you still buy it then?
People are just speculating about their likely decision based on the best available information and rumors.

It doesn't mean anything, it's not like there is a commitment made. The REAL decision is made at the moment of purchase.
 

mofunk

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Aug 26, 2009
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I really do not understand how people can make purchasing decisions and threads like "XXXX owners, will you buy iPad mini" on a product that may or may not exist, as it is yet to be confirmed.

Apple may go crazy and charge $600 for the base model, how do you know?! What if the iPad mini only comes in yellow and fluorescent green colours - would you still buy it then?

Companies love this blind buying behaviour but you shouldn't make buying decision until you actually see the device itself, or at least know it actually exists for certain.

(This is a bit cool story bro, but I just think it's odd).

If you are gadget savy then you know the difference. If you buy just because then it's really on you. Basically, a lot of people don't know that electronics come out twice a year. It's been like that for year. Now that Apple has this iPhone craze in the spotlight, the average Joe think that they are pushing a lot of products when they are just playing the gadget game.

Remember Motorola Razr? The thinnest phone EVER! lol After a year, it started coming out in different colors. Some version you had more options and the others had less. But it was still called a Razr.

Now if you like using Apple, you will buy it. Apple has been very consistent with their pricing. My high end Powerbook cost the same as the current MBP. I think Apple knows their customer and will charge accordingly. THey might do like they did with their MAcs and iPods... start taking accessories out of the box. The first iPods had a nice cleaning cloth, headphones, charger, adapters, and case. Now you just get a USB cord and headphones. Time can only tell.
 

SunnyStudioNeo

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Jul 24, 2011
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I think most people just want to talk about some rumors; their buying behavior will be determined when the device actually comes out.
 

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