Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by jackeebleu on Mon 9th Aug 2010 19:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
jackeebleu
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Why? Because its easier to complain about a company and its pricing in a cloud of fallacy than in fact.

I just disproved the expense myth and some person had the nerve to tell me that doing an Apple to Apples comparison of Apple vs (other vendor) is not the way to do a comparison. Oh, Im sorry. The way to compare something is not to compare it to a like thing, but rather something that is nothing like it and uses different parts.

Another person decides that Apple's price isn't justifiable when you can build it yourself. And if thats the case, then why bother bringing Apple into the argument in the first place? Cant you build something cheaper than a Dell, HP, Acer in the same way?

The thing thats disappointing is that this vitriol from seemingly intelligent, technically informed people, is at best, misguided, at worst pathetic. Last I checked, no one is forcing anyone to purchase an Apple product. If Apple is selling pixie dust, fine, why begrudge them for it?

Consumers are educated enough that they vote with dollars. And if the keep voting and tell a friend and they in turn vote and carry on, then you understand why Apple is a successful. You can only market for so long until customers realize that they have been duped, ala pet rock, Slap Chop, Enzyte, etc. So its clear that Apple isnt selling false promises, they are selling products that work to people that want them.

Now, please go read a book, recycle something, tell your mother or a stranger you love them, rather than spewing vitriol on things you cant control.

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