Never have I seen a company where so many people wait with mouth-watering-anticipation for what's available next before making a purchase! No doubt the Wintel world is envious of such a following. However, such a trait has cost Apple dearly in delayed or unrealized sales. Dell and company change their product lines as they see fit and hence potential buyers don't wait for that magic day to buy their next computer. They never know what's coming in a week or month except for perhaps that faster Intel chip of which there have been few. With Apple, hundreds or thousands of buyers have been waiting for that next magical product upgrade before making their purchase. I admit I'm one of these. Can we really be faulted for a syndrome created entirely by Apple? How many times has Apple released something new and reduced substantially the price of the displaced model? Jump the gun by one day and it could cost you several hundred dollars that you could've saved. Apple/Jobs better get their act together and release products on a regular basis and not only during a Mac World or anniversary or convention. Apple needs to put back the confidence in their customers that what they buy they are buying at a great price and not overpaying by $1000.00 the day before the newer model comes out. Maybe Apple should honor a refund of the difference for those purchases made within 2 weeks of a price cut. Maybe then people may feel comfortable enough making that needed purchase when they really need it as opposed to waiting on the Big Price Cut Event.
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1/24/04 at 7:22pm