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It's Macworld 2004 Keynote day!
Authored by: kman on Jan 06, '04 07:19:39PM

The iPod mini price is exactly where it should be. In fact, one might even call it very competitive. Take a look at what's on the market and how much it costs:

$200-$250 range:
1.5GB - http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10354815&loc=19062
256MB - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1051806328065&skuId=5446957&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat10200050002
1.5GB - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1055388006391&skuId=5584389&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat10200050002
256MB - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1056281016474&skuId=5720071&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat10200050002
1.5GB - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1056281016670&skuId=5720213&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat10200050002

$100-$175 range:
128MB - http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=90124361&loc=19062
128MB - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1057490637350&skuId=5767716&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat10200050002
256MB - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1056280971206&skuId=5714863&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat10200050002
128MB - http://www.circuitcity.com/detail.jsp?c=1&b=g&catoid=-8721&qp=0333704353341&bookmark=bookmark_3&oid=69536
256MB - http://www.circuitcity.com/detail.jsp?c=1&b=g&catoid=-8721&qp=0333704353341&bookmark=bookmark_8&oid=76322

Do any of them work with iTunes as well as the iPod?
Are any of them as stylish as the iPod?
Do any of them work as well with an internet music download site as the iPod?
Do any of them offer all the added functionality of the iPod?
Do any of them come in a variety of colors?
Are any of them available with custom laser engraving, which by the way is free right now?

I'm not saying I like the price or that the iPod wins in all categories. However, if someone were in the market for a portable music player and did a bit of research into what is available, the new iPod mini would be a definite contender. Too bad the price is too high for ME. I think that's the real complaint most people have.



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It's Macworld 2004 Keynote day!
Authored by: Eravau on Jan 07, '04 02:51:58PM

What's it matter if it's priced in line with all of the others...when the pricing for them all is...well, out of line?



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