Happy New Year, folks!
3 things here:
1. Don't treat one poster like they're the only ones with the problem. v5v is not the only one with the sentiment that some Apple products are priced too high. I'm not the only one either. So stop your condescending/personal attacks (esp. you, Solipism). Many of us pose questions/issues in order to present a point that is general sentiment, not necessarily a point that we personally 100% believe in. You can call us stupid an/or an idiot, and you can tell us "just don't buy it"...but I prefer that you address the important points, not dismiss us.
2. In regards to "high price", TS said it himself (in response to v5v), that "high" profit margins is subjective. So there you are...and I agree...it's subjective as far as the consumer's perspective. I appreciate examples and explanation, but to just make one argument and then think everyone else is stupid for not "getting it" is just pure arrogance.
3. While I don't like feeding the trolls, I also am not afraid or upset by them. Many of us are Apple lovers but are not Apple purists or Apple cultists. We engage here at this site to get to the truth and to gain balanced information. Stop treating posters like they're either Apple purists or Apple haters. Some are happily in between.
May your 2013 be one of good health and happiness.
1) Whom did I attack?
2) Of course Apple's products are too high, for not just some people, but most people, otherwise they would be purchased. How does the concept of value escape so many people. I can afford a $50 video game but since I am not a video game player that $50 price is too high for me. Does that mean I go around pooh-poohing all video games that aren't free because that's the only monetary value I'm willing to invest in them? Of course not! And from what I can see from the industry as a whole their prices are right where the market can bearthem. Apple is different in that they continually have trouble keeping up with demand that it could be argued there prices are below what the market can bear.
3) If you et al. don't want to accept that you're not Apple's only customers that's fine, but you shouldn't be getting on your soapbox to say any company should do this or that based your singular desire. Chances are you are not their ideal customer by virtue of the fact you don't think their prices match the value of their products.
edit: odd autocorrect of bear.
Edited by SolipsismX - 12/31/12 at 3:08pm