Morning Mobilization

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Nov 14, 2018, 10:14
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Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 14:48:
Soon, phone insurance is going to be more expensive than your car insurance.

People feel a real need to show they have the latest tech and are therefore "better than you", no matter the cost.

Well yeah. I mean, why do you think there's such a row over raising the minimum wage to $15? How are the $16 earners going to feel superior over the minimum wage peasants if they only make a buck more?
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 13, 2018, 09:39
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Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 14:48:
Soon, phone insurance is going to be more expensive than your car insurance.

People feel a real need to show they have the latest tech and are therefore "better than you", no matter the cost.

Well, it’s the same reason you see $4000 rims on a $1200 car. People who can’t live the high life will do what they can to fool themselves into thinking that they’re on their way to it. They know they’re stuck in shitty housing with a dead end job and no opportunities to actually improve their situation, but if they buy something new and fancy, then when they’re using it, their situation is more tolerable because they’re using the best thing of its kind.
As for the phone being pricier than a Quite Nice Desktop, most people have little interest in that. They don’t know what to do with the damn thing, but they can play candy crush on an UNFOLDED PHONE. A nice gaming PC seems as useful to most people as the nicest running shoes are to Lieutenant Dan.
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Nov 12, 2018, 19:24
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MindStalker3 wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 10:33:
Yeah, I'm not believing this. Even if its based on cost plus normal markup, they aren't going to release it until they can get it down to $1200 a most. at $1700 it would flop hard, even $1200 would be a tough sell.

I'm reminded of a quote attributed to Ray Kurzweil - "technology is only expensive when it doesn't work."

With that sort of a price relative to other smartphones, I expect the early adopters to be glorified beta testers.
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Nov 12, 2018, 15:58
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Nov 12, 2018, 15:58
 
Funny how a grotesquely overpriced Android phone gets all you fanboys so butt hurt that you have to find a way to make this all about Apple.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 12, 2018, 14:48
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Nov 12, 2018, 14:48
 
Soon, phone insurance is going to be more expensive than your car insurance.

People feel a real need to show they have the latest tech and are therefore "better than you", no matter the cost.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 12, 2018, 14:47
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Eh, I mean, I thought $600 for a top of the line tablet was expensive a couple of years ago. (Which glitched after a couple of years, good job Samsung!) $1700? I mean, tablet and phone in one, cool, but....$1700? You can get a decent gaming laptop for that, or a good desktop rig. Or a 55" 4K TV and PS4 pro. Or a good used motorcycle. I mean...damn.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 12, 2018, 13:58
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 El Pit
 
Put a bitten apple on it and you can ask for $2,999 and people will buy it and praise you.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 12, 2018, 13:45
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Foldable phone or kick-ass gaming rig. Tough choice.

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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 12, 2018, 13:43
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MindStalker3 wrote on Nov 12, 2018, 10:33:
Yeah, I'm not believing this. Even if its based on cost plus normal markup, they aren't going to release it until they can get it down to $1200 a most. at $1700 it would flop hard, even $1200 would be a tough sell.

I thought the same thing about $900 phones a few years ago, and yet now that's the norm.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 12, 2018, 12:22
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Nov 12, 2018, 12:22
 Fion
 
Just $30 a month with a 5 year contract at 150% interest!

And you know apple is just waiting to set their prices even higher. They love to appear superior while charging a higher price for their older tech.
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Nov 12, 2018, 11:18
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Patiently waiting for Apples $3200 iPhone.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 12, 2018, 10:51
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Nov 12, 2018, 10:51
 Nimh
 
I thought Android phones were supposed to be cheaper in exchange for your data/tracking information?
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 12, 2018, 10:33
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Nov 12, 2018, 10:33
 
Yeah, I'm not believing this. Even if its based on cost plus normal markup, they aren't going to release it until they can get it down to $1200 a most. at $1700 it would flop hard, even $1200 would be a tough sell.
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