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if its only $188 where can i buy the parts to build it myself? the pricemarkup is also to cover the 1 year warranty guys...
11-05-2012, 04:02 PM #21
if its only $188 where can i buy the parts to build it myself?
the pricemarkup is also to cover the 1 year warranty guys
11-05-2012, 06:07 PM #22
11-05-2012, 06:16 PM #23
11-05-2012, 07:46 PM #24
I'm sorry I don't believe in the Apple hype. Apple is not the only manufacturer with r&d costs, advertising, personnel ,and what not. But go ahead and spend your parent's money on an under specd over priced iPad mini. (Not the only one who can assume financial position)
11-05-2012, 07:52 PM #25
11-05-2012, 10:45 PM #26
11-06-2012, 06:32 AM #27not insulting anyone...
11-06-2012, 07:16 AM #28
Now if you re-read my post, you can see that I assumed financial positions of people who buy apple products just as the poster I quoted implied I bought a Nexus 7 because I couldn't afford an iPad. I had an iPad, sold it to buy the Nexus 7.
Not insulting anyone's decision bro. Just that no one should be complaining about a product other than quality. apple makes good products. I used a macbook for nearly 5 years before i switched to macbook pro which still works flawlessly since 2008. apple knows that quality sells. quality comes at a price. so stop cribbing about 'MY' or 'YOUR' money and pick it up if you can. and this 188$ might just be 30$ knowing apple makes a lot of its parts in China. And remember there is still the 70% population in the world that can't afford a basic laptop, let alone a tab which is should be classified under a luxury item.
11-06-2012, 07:45 AM #29
11-06-2012, 08:00 AM #30
Then, with regard to the Nexus 7, I won't even dignify an argument against you there as there is simply no equivalency comparison to make. A Nexus 7 is a toy in comparison to any iPad.
The whole "I can get the same thing on a different platform for less money" comparisons just make me laugh. You always get what you pay for in this life. And Apple simply offers superior products in every objectively measurable way. That's why no other electronics company comes anywhere near touching their financial holdings. It's not "fanboy" hype - it's quality products. Does Apple squeeze every last possible dime of profit they can? Sure. What company doesn't. I too think the iPad mini would be more aptly priced at $299 rather than $329. No arguments there.
Last edited by NewdestinyX; 11-06-2012 at 09:12 AM.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
11-06-2012, 08:38 AM #31
I second that, NewdestinyX.
People have used PCs in the past and people who have moved to a mac environment won't be switching over to inferior PCs anytime sooner. (ofcourse this is also subjective since If you just want to play games you better not make the mistake of buying a Mac)
11-06-2012, 09:04 AM #32
11-06-2012, 10:03 AM #33
11-06-2012, 12:10 PM #34
Real good arguement there on the Nexus 7 backed by a lot of facts, I might just sell my house and car to buy all Apple products now. I don't know how I never realized it before.
If you live by the "you get what you pay for" in this life, you're going to overpay for a lot of items. Take Beats by Dre headphones, yeah they're decently good headphones, but are there better ones from reputable manufacturers as well for cheaper? Of course. I didn't just buy a random PC that I found for $300 dollars, I put a bit of money into it and got what I wanted. I also just didn't buy the cheapest tablet I found, I found a reputable one that does everything I need and more. So yes, I did get what I paid for. A very good PC that hasn't had a virus, slowed down, or a BSOD. A tablet that did everything my old iPad used to do, and more. Tell me how I would've benefited if I would've spent double what I did?
You want to pay Apple prices, that's fine it all comes down to preferrence. Just stop saying Apple products are the end all of everything; Apple wasn't God's answer to this planet.
11-07-2012, 10:16 AM #35
11-08-2012, 07:29 AM #36
Now I do agree that in the final analysis it IS about preferences and what you need. If you don't want a talking personal assistant in your phone - you can 'settle' and 'pay less' for a phone without Siri. But you can't then make the argument that your chosen device "does all the same things for less". That's an intellectually dishonest argument - which is what you were making there. No you CAN'T find a device that does "everything and more and better" than Apple for less $. Is Apple, for what it does, still a little overpriced. Yeah... I admitted that before. The iPad mini should start at $299.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!