Was it worth $100 a month?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcdj, Sep 5, 2007.


Was it worth $100 a month?

  1. I don't mind spending a bit more to get something cool first.

    42 vote(s)
  2. I'm MAD!

    86 vote(s)
  1. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    8GB iphones are now $399. Are you mad you didn't wait, or was it worth it to you to be first on the block?
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Yep, totally ... love the phone it has been the best experience I have had with a phone.
  3. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    For me it was worth it, its a great phone.
    But whatever we say now it doesnt make a difference.
    At least now people would have an opportunity to purchase this great phone at a more affortable price.
  4. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    bull. I am on my third phone and currently 8 days past the 14 day return period. $200 for 8 days...gay as ****
  5. j0ebeer macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Too much, too early

    I understand boosting holiday sales but dropping the price 33% 70 days after product launch. That's nuts, think of the number of loyalists they've just pissed off.

    They should've at least waited until Nov for the holiday season to start and then maybe a $100 off.

    My .02 cents.
  6. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    Dropping the price was a GREAT idea! I bet the "refurbished' iPhones were really a test run to see how the lower prices attracted customers.

    Obviously some who paid the original price will be upset, but dropping the price brings more customers so it can only help Apple. Good move.
  7. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    Or offer some sort of rebate. Not everyone will apply for one but you will satisfy those causing a storm at the moment .... You should have seen the apple discussion board before they took it down (Not to mention all the deleted posts/locked topics here)... Apple has to respond somehow even if its some PR stunt where they "claim" to be taking care of the customers by issuing some sort of credit.
  8. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2006
    If that's the case - I wonder if the refurbed ones were really just new ones - which would allow apple to test to see if price was the biggest issue for potential buyers.

  9. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    For those of you that just purchased the iPhone @ $599:

    1) It is worth $599 to you.
    You thought out your purchase, decided that it was a good buy for the value, and paid what you determined to be a fair price. Sure you would have paid less if you could have, but you can still expect to get from the device what you paid for it.​

    2) It is not worth $599 to you.
    You purchased the iPhone for the hell of it. You spent more money than you wanted too. In the future you should spend more time thinking about a product and its value to you before you spend you money so that you don't experience buyer's remorse and bitch and complain online like a little kid that dropped his ice cream cone.

    And don't come back and whine, "but $599 is a LOT of money." If it is a lot of money to you, maybe you should have used that money to pay rent or buy food or gas rather than waste it on a planned-obsolescence piece of technology.​
  10. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
  11. OCOTILLO macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Who cares if it helps Apple? It doesn't help those of us approximately 750,000 people who just contributed at least $150,000,000 to Apple's bottom line. I will give a lot of thought before I become an early adopter of Apple products again.
  12. PJF13 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    No regrets here. I love my iPhone and I've loved it for the last two months. I am thrilled to see a lower price point now. Let the iPhone spread even wider now!
  13. JC4 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    I wouldn't be pissed if Apple had at least fixed my phone, so I could use iPod and Safari at the same time. So, I paid and extra $200 to be a beta tester, and still don't have running code?

    2 months and they drop the price by 1/3? Sounds like a failing product to me, or a deliberate slap in the face to early adopters. Last early adoption for me Apple. You can kiss my a$$.

  14. Wanderer macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    Hell Yes!


    Yea, since I thought that it would be six months till I had to replace it with the next latest and greatest. It's only money and you may be dead tomorow. Enjoy life, don't covet things, have them.
  15. locomien macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007

    I got mine like 3 weeks ago or so, its been in the repair shop twice now, I should have waited!! I want my $200!!!
  16. Cabbit macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2006
    bottom line you wnted it and you payed what you thought it was worth, same thing happened to me when the tv i bought went on sale 50% the day after i bought it, yet i still enjoy that tv even though i payed more for it wow, i must be stupid to enjoy something i bought.
  17. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    It's NOT $100 a month

    iPhone past-$599
    AT&T Contract-$1438

    iPhone cost- $2037

    New costs :

    iPhone -$399
    AT&T Contract-$1438

    new iPhone cost- $1837

    Difference over 2 years : $200

    $200 / 2 Years = $8.33 a month

    TOTAL Price Difference is - $8.33 X 2 months = $16.66

    Get over it people..
  18. cjandnw macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    South Jersey
    I am still glad I got one first.
    I will never get one 1st again.
  19. seniorstinky macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    If one were expensing the phone over the life of the plan, you have a point. If I were a business, I'd buy your logic.

    As most of these phones are for personal use, however, cash flow matters. It's $200 out of hand less than yesterday.
  20. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
  21. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier

    did you know when you buy your beemer for $47,000 as soon as you drive it off the lot it's worth $35,000 ?
  22. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    I paid $200 for three weeks. I figured Apple would come out with new iPhones, AT SOME POINT, and lower prices, AT SOME POINT, just not two months after they released it, I figured at least 6 months.

  23. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
    Not worth it.

    I would have preferred to wait until now, and use that money for other things. I could survive with a normal phone for two months for $200. I was expecting a price drop, but if it had been 12 months down the road I would have said Yes, it was worth it.
  24. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    Without us early adopters and supporters, the iphone would have never gotten all the buzz that it did. Especially with all the early bad reviews and such. I think they owe us something, but they will never admit it. Quite frankly they seem like a company that is poorly managed. I would not want to buy any Apple stock after this experience.
  25. RickT67 macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Hmmm... How many days do we have left before the iMacs drop... Maybe before the holidays?

    I can see the early adopters frustration due to the drop.
    If you think of what Apple accomplished (getting almost 1 million people to buy the iPhone) in a relatively short amount of time, it's really quite a decent piece of marketing and salesmanship.
    Now the price drop, and the 2nd wave of people (probably myself) will be buying too.
    One thing.. I wouldn't mind having an iPhone with a 160GB drive, or the option to be able to order it. That would be my all-in-one package :)
    (Cue up the angels singing in the background):D

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