Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The news that Apple is going to switch to Intel processors shook up the computing world. Many users and developers were eager to publish their opinions on the switch. However, one group of people were totally neglected during all this: resellers. Today, we feature an interview with Wim Schermer, first Dutchman to own a Mac (in 1984), and co-founder of one of the biggest Apple retail stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport. We discuss the switch to Intel, and much more.
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RE[10]: Price
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 5th Aug 2005 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Price"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Kelly, Wim put the price issue really well when he said:

Apple is better, prettier, more reliable, but in the end it's up to the customer. And if that customer is satisfied with a Windows computer for 800 Euro (970 US Dollars), and the price is his selling point, then he won't buy a pretty iMac G5 for 1 500 Euro.

What is not expensive too you might be very expensive to someone else. The world isn't as black and white as you always want it to be in these threads.

Look, if a user can do all he wants with a Windows PC for 800E, then to that user, a 1500E iMac, which doesn't let him do more, is simply more expensive. Get over it. 1500E is more than 800E.

Does that mean that the iMac is *too* expensive? No! It simply means it's *more* expensive.

If you believe that 1500E isn't more than 800E, and if you also cannot understand that not everyone in this world is rich enough to spend 1500E on a new computer, than you're simply a sad person.

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RE[11]: Price
by kellym6 on Fri 5th Aug 2005 05:55 in reply to "RE[10]: Price"
kellym6 Member since:
2005-08-02

"Kelly, Wim put the price issue really well when he said: "

Thats pretty good... but I think I can sum it up more simply...

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PCs allow you to buy less and spend less. Macs require you to buy more so your spending more... even if the're not more expensive than an equally equipped PC.
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v RE[12]: Price
by lucas on Fri 5th Aug 2005 06:18 in reply to "RE[11]: Price"
v RE[12]: Price
by lrdeclpse on Fri 5th Aug 2005 14:02 in reply to "RE[11]: Price"
RE[11]: Price
by on Sat 6th Aug 2005 02:21 in reply to "RE[10]: Price"
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Look, if a user can do all he wants with a Windows PC for 800E, then to that user, a 1500E iMac, which doesn't let him do more, is simply more expensive. Get over it. 1500E is more than 800E.

Good Point.
However,
a Dell Inspiron xps gen 2 Notebook IS MORE EXPENSIVE then an Dell Inspiron 600 notebook. If these Smart Critics of Apple would apply the same ILLOGIC to Dell then there'd be No Argument.

But, someone Unwilling to pay 2200 dollars for a top end Powerbook will SIMPLY SAY APPLE's are too expensive. On top of that they justifiy their criticism by doing a Half-Assed price comparison.

The problem boils down to people desperately trying to prove that a VW is a BMW. If a VW meets your needs then be Happy and leave us, that use computers hard and "Get" Apple's Value, alone.

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