Mac and QVC?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by quagmire, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    What would happen if apple put their products on QVC? They will have a pc next to it to compare speeds to show that the clockspeed isn't everything. I am always hearing and seeing how many people buy the computers there. I have heard that QVC is an outlet show, so companies get rid of their inventory. So could apple use QVC to help clear inventory.
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Who actually watches QVC? In my opinion, the kind of people that buy computers on QVC aren't the kind of people that will appreciate the subtleties of the Mac platform.

    P.S... don't forget to pray for the Iraqis that have lost ****ing thousands of their innocent family members.
  3. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    QVC is for those that are looking for "bargains". Both real and imagined. If Apple were really interested in that market, they wold be better off going to Wally World...
  4. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    I don't see it either. It would be a good way to get rid of inventory when the next revision is around the corner.
  5. PowerMacMan macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    My mom is the only one I know that watches QVC, and that's just for jewlery... :cool:
  6. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2002
    Tacoma, WA
    I always think QVC is a little tacky. I really hope apple doesn't consider something like that :(.

  7. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

    Rod Rod

    Sep 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    it's almost entertaining to see how excited the computer show hosts appear to be when they're hyping PCs. they're drunk on the PC kool aid.

    it would be hilarious to see the same hosts get all excited about closeout Macs.

    JOE: 1.25GHz! That's amazing Bob, that means more than a thousand clock cycles per second!

    BOB: (uncomfortable facial expression, as if to say the last PC we had on was 3GHz) Umm yeah, 1.25GHz is amazing, it's 2004 and Apple's fourth generation of PowerPC chip architecture - that's what G-4 means - was introduced in 1999 and it's still making Pentiums look like snails!

    J: Not only that, but this Power Mac ... yes POWER, that's what you're getting with this machine, it's power -- runs System 9 natively, as well as System Ten, or OS 'X.' It's really in a class by itself.

    B: And what other computer on the market today has mirrors in front? You can check the emails you get from AND take a look at what your hair and makeup look like without getting up from your desk!

    [phones start ringing]

    J: Who really needs more than 1.25GHz? Are you ever going to NEED even that much? You know that the average computer user only really uses a few megahertz. And 256MB is plenty of RAM. Bill Gates himself said nobody's ever going to need more than 640K. 256MB is FOUR HUNDRED TIMES more than 640K!!!!

    B: Four hundred times, wow, and computer technology really isn't that different today than it was five years ago when the G4 first came out, or all those years before when Mr. Gates made that statement.

    J: You really can check how your hair looks on this computer. Wow.

    [phones ring again]
  8. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    Yea, that would happen. LOL.
  9. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    Could you also give us the phone conversations about what the people say about it. Might you include the Mhz myth.
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    My adoptive mum is a fanatic for different shopping channels, so I've seen quite a few and she goes on about all the hosts.

    QVC takes very, very low-priced items and marks them up to just a little below retail--10 to 15 percent. So, in the case of a Macintosh, they would need a model that was 2-3 years old for them to run it below retail. Besides, they have Dell but they'd rather sell bed clothes and jewelry.

    HSN sells Gateway machines and ShopNBC has their own brand but I can't imagine them trying to sell Macs either.

    I'm not sure if Apple would ever decide to do that. I suppose if some shopping channel picked up machines from one of Apple's auctions, that would work, but it's more likely you'd see them at Sam's Club since they've done that in the past.
  11. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    hehe, I doubt that would happen. There's no way anyone on QVC knows Bill Gates once said 640K of RAM was all one needed. Odds are they'd just use the words Power and Fast a lot.

    A watch QVC some, but only to see how stupid the guys on it can get.

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