Mac accessories pricing

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by honam1021, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. honam1021 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2012
    Not intended to be a rant but as someone switching from PC I'm shocked to see the prices of 3rd party accessories, some of them cost even more than what other PC OEM are asking for their first party addons that basically do the same thing.

    Are there any reasoning behind this, or I am just too used to dirt cheap accessories on PCs?
  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    It depends on the accessories you're talking about but in general the Apple accessories are a MUCH more targeted market.

    Take Henge docks for example, those docks are useful ONLY with the specific Mac they were designed for. Since the market is somewhat smaller to begin with, limiting each one even more drives up the price for each as they recover development costs.

    The other situation are those that buy Macs because they're "pretty" but don't understand they're just another computer when it comes to external drives so they fall for the "for Mac" designation on those, and those have a mark-up.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013

    Depends what you are talking about but yes apples own adapters etc are expensive however it is just a computer and it will work with the same accessories as any other computer.

    What are you after??

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