Why wouldn't you buy a new product.......

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hankcah, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Hankcah macrumors regular

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    So I hear a lot of people say "I wont buy the iPad because it's the first generation (or release), same goes with first iPhone 4." I call non-sense....
    -If you really ARE into gadgets then you would get it.
    -the 'iPhone' has been around for a bit now, and feel the iphone4 is def better than first generation iPhone. It has a better processor and all that jazz. IMO, it's NOT new.
    -What's the worst that would happen,... can't make a call, get an email, then borrow ur friends phone for a call or whatev until you have a chance to go to apple store.
    -These "kinks" of first generation anythings, come with EVERY product on the market. There is always a known issue with software or hardware. Software is never complete.
    -Seems like "kinks" that people wait for Apple to fix aren't kinks at all, they are marketing ploys.
    -If you like the gadget, GET IT. (if not, then you prob don't have the money, OR don't really want it)
    -iPad having issues, no duh, it's an experimental product and somewhat cutting edge. I mean, heaven forbid if I can't read my favorite book or magazine? Really? Just get the iPad/iPhone if you want it.
    Does anybody else agree on the "kinks" excuse?
     
  2. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Some people just like to be the 'first kid on the block with the latest...' and some people are just more cautious. This is tempered with the 'actual need' for a product. For some, an iPad is perfect for their needs and they have waited for something like this for a while so they take the plunge having faith in the manufacturer that any problems will be addressed in a timely manner (yellow imac :eek: )

    I buy based on price and need for the product and prefer to wait unless there is a immediate need. I bought a Nikon D200 DSLR camera the day it was first available (the next day it was back ordered for several months) - because I had a trip to Alaska planned and needed the features of the new body. That camera went back to Nikon a total of 5x for numerous failures. The battery grip went back 2x in the same period. Nikon eventually, replaced it with a new camera but I had almost 2 months of down time over 18 months. So for myself, if I don't need it now, I wait. If I need it I need it and take the plunge.
     

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