Originally posted by Buran
Isn't overstock supposed to be, yaknow, cheap? That's the whole point of buying stuff that's "overstock" - someone bought too much and wants to dump the rest for a killer deal for buyers. Nice move, Overstock ... doesn't create a good first impression of your business. Maybe I won't look at you in the future, as I'd thought of doing.
No, overstock isn't supposed to be cheap. Overstock.com is a web-site to sell stuff other people are trying to get rid of. But then its up to them and the overstockee to figure out what to charge to get the most from their overstock (hey, if you had 1000 extra iPods, would you want to sell them for $200 each, and lose $200 on each one???).
The key thing here to notice is that they sold out, within days, their entire stock. Which means they weren't over-selling these things (or there are enough idiots out there to buy them at super-high prices). So Apple got rid of their stock without having to take a bath on the whole thing. Back to my example, wouldn't you have preferred to sell your 1000 iPods for $399 instead of $199 each???).
You want a deal, go to eBay.
And if this doesn't create a good FIRST impression, my instinct is you wouldn't buy from them at all anyway, since you apparently never heard of them before (its not like this was their coming out party).