posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 08:33 PM
So years of following tech I have avoided I-fad products. That means no Macbooks, no iphones no ipods etc etc.
Today I caved in and bought a Ipad-3. It is simply to easy to do presentations, build fast single page websites etc etc. It cost me $1200.00 for the
darn thing with a nice case and a Bluetooth keyboard. I am a bit upset at myself as I wish I could do with a PC what I can do with this. It is about
making money and I hate to say the darn i-fad is going to streamline a few processes for us. I found out streaming two movies a month will max out
your $30.00 a month wireless plan though! lucky for me I have plenty of redundancy that can do that much cheaper lol.
Why do I hate myself? I think I really like it........ I don't want to like it but the damn thing is just so slick! Gods be damned though I am
sticking with my HTC EVO phone! I hate the iphone even more than I hate myself right now.
Now for the bonus? For $139.00 I purchased the damage protection plan for one year. According to the rep (and the paperwork) should the glass screen
break or any part fail they exchange the tablet in-house and are legally required
to replace it with the latest version.
It is no wonder retailers are having a hard time with brick and mortar locations as the sales rep told me that the number of "damaged" i-pads goes
through the roof right after they come out with a new version.
For those not good at the subtle part here: The in store rep gets commission on each sale and a bit more for selling the warranty. So the rep in a
rather subtle way educates the consumer on how to game the warranty system. This is endemic as the same thing happened when I bought my last high end
So here comes the ethical question:
Do you "drop" the pad with the glass screen on the ground every eleven months and game the system staying in the latest and greatest I-fad for only
$139.00 a year?
Or, do you do your best to protect it from damage knowing that another one will come out in 13 months?
The answers should be interesting
edit on 18-7-2012 by Mamatus because: Had to update.
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