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Have you ever held $800 dollars in your hand?

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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:15 AM
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a reply to: Lysergic




You should throw that iPhone on the ground, to prove it has no power over you, that THEY CANT BUY YOU!


absolutely awesome - love that video - been a favourite from Lonley island for a while.




posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:17 AM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

nothing is hardly worth what it costs to manufacture in comparison to sales price.

in Tunisia they have a shoe factory for Gucci and other high end brands. The UK government buy them for around £6 each and sell them for over £100. just corporate greed as always. but i suppose they have to pay for the technical support and staff wages and sites costs etc. im sure they make that back in monthly contracts though



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:17 AM
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originally posted by: EternalSolace
As I'm holding it in my hand, I'm left wondering... Was it worth the cost?


Well, Apple are happy that people are willing to donate such vast sums to them...

Apple gross profit margins
Latest Apple profits

Personally, I think you were conned.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:27 AM
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originally posted by: ElOmen
maybe its because we want the galaxy in our hands...


Like a Samsung?



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

If you bought it, then the answer is "yes, it was worth the $800."

I've never bought an iPhone, so for me the answer is "no, it's not."

That's how it works. I've likely spent $800 on things that you would look at me and say "You did what?!" but since I spent the money on them, I judged them worth it.

YMMV.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:42 AM
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Well my Ps4 cost me 400$ and will last 10 years of game play. Your iphone 6s was 800$ and will last for 6-12 months of pointless social media interaction


No offense but i thought only the Chinese tourists came here buying the unlocked new Iphones at 800$ a pop. Just kidding. Apple people are all cray cray like that.

And the Xbox one? Hell no. Then again...i have held 800$ cash in my hand. In fact i have held quite a bit more than that in my hand. Guess what, it feels about the same as holding a wad of toilet paper or tissue. Afterall fake paper with numbers is all it is.

I blow cash quite often.

Seriously though screw the phone upgrading thing. I have an Lg G3. It is amazing. Has capabilities I am still figuring out. The g5 is out now. So what?

Mine is still pretty epic. Phones arent changing enough in even 2 years anymore to be necesarry to upgrade.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:43 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: ElOmen
maybe its because we want the galaxy in our hands...


Like a Samsung?


i think that was his joke mate....



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 07:03 AM
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I'm using a Samsung galaxy ace? to write this right now. It doesn't have the best memory nor do all apps work.

But...

It cost me £5 ( about $3 )
It has GPS
I can watch movies
socially interact via apps or actual use of phone
access to internet and internet banking
5mp camera (new ones still cannot capture stars tried with my mums
Iphone 7)

I could probably go on but my point is what exactly is a $850 dollar phone doing that a $3 phone cannot?

I understand miniturization isn't cheap but is it worth paying top dollar for progress? do people NEED the computing power and advancement of an Iphone 7? or are they just kidding themselves like people wo buy overly powerful and overly priced cars to drive around town?

You know...Those wasteful types? Who buy supercars and think it's cool to drive around STREETS where the highest speed they'll ever reach is 70mph if they are lucky.

Yeah, my opinion is you did waste your money.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 07:12 AM
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a reply to: lSkrewloosel

Does the UK government really personally sell Gucci shoes?



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 07:17 AM
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a reply to: lightedhype


Seriously though screw the phone upgrading thing. I have an Lg G3. It is amazing. Has capabilities I am still figuring out. The g5 is out now. So what?

The "tap to wake up" feature on mine gets squirly sometimes. Just decides it isn't going to work. Otherwise, it has worked very well, except for having to restart a few times a week to keep it speedy.

Did I pay too much for it? Absolutely. I do use the hell out of it though. My next one is likely to be a Motorola(Lenovo), though.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 07:25 AM
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We got one, thinking it would make life easier.

Something's wrong when you need to drive to the mall, stand in line, sign up for the next salesman, get interviewed, walk out drained and confused, drag yourself back to the car, thaw out and then exclaim, "Damn. I have to sign up for a class?!"

I used to love the word "hello." Now I'm thinking goodbye.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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The way I look at is this. I use my phone for hours everyday. Every single day. To wake up. To watch Netflix while I'm showering or cooking, to find where I need to go, to read the news and ATS and to read my books and remote into my machine at home.

Every single day for 2 years now. Sorry...but that is getting my money's worth in my opinion. I probably won't upgrade till next year. So..3 years worth of day usage. Bargain.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:15 AM
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I paid $400 for my totally unlocked Moto X Pure. I can take it to any carrier and get a sim card. It's fast and friendly. It reads incoming texts to me and I can just talk back to it to reply without having to get up. Totally worth it.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

Supply and demand.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:25 AM
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This kinda depends on someone's point of view.
I bought a new 4 inch submersible well pump last month for $350. There was nothing new or ground breaking about the pump. It's old tech.
In that sense the phone is worth every penny.
But the phone is useless without cell service just like a Playstation is useless without $50 games.

My dad always told me that objects are only worth what somebody will give you for it. Your phone must have been worth $800 yo you.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:31 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: EternalSolace

Supply and demand.


LOL, ya, "supply" and demand.

Apple is one of the most brilliant companies ever, while simultaneously being the very epicenter of humanities downfall. I can't think of anything else that represents all the problems we have, socially, than apple and it's iphone. A cheap chinese phone sold for absurd prices to people who have been tricked by pure marketing.



Sorry OP, no the phone isn't worth it.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:31 AM
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Products are only worth what consumers are willing to pay for it. The cost to manufacture is completely irrelevant. Supply and demand.

Sometimes consumers are irrational and will pay a lot for products which have very little true value due to marketing hype. On the other hand, they sometimes won't pay a fair price for a valuable service / product due to ignorance, poor marketing, etc.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

You can despise Apple all you want, and trust me I'm no fan either, but that doesn't change the fact that Apple can get away with charging $800 for a cheap case and parts, hastily assembled by near slave labor, and sold in this country at a huge markup all because of supply and demand.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: MisterSpock

You can despise Apple all you want, and trust me I'm no fan either, but that doesn't change the fact that Apple can get away with charging $800 for a cheap case and parts, hastily assembled by near slave labor, and sold in this country at a huge markup all because of supply and demand.


I was just commenting that the supply aspect is in fact a marketing gimmick. There is not actual supply and demand issue here, only perceived.

Which, again, is why apple is so brilliant. While actual supply and demand will drive prices up, but volume will be low(er). Artificial supply and demand allows them to benefit from the high price due to "low supply" yet crank out millions(tens, hundreds?) at monstrous profit margins.

Anyone who buys an iphone believing there is low supply is a fool.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

No the supply aspect is the supply of the item in question. What you meant is that the demand is a marketing gimmick. Apple has artificially inflated demand for a product allowing them to set a price much higher than what should be necessary for the given supply.

Also, Apple isn't alone in the smart phone industry anymore. Smart phone prices are set by the market various competitors. It's not like Samsung's Galaxy brand phones are that much cheaper in price or anything.

Then at the end of the day, people are willing to pay that much for a smart phone. Price is set by what the market will allow. You may find it to be a waste of money, but others don't, thus the price is where it is.
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