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bolaji.ojo
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Re: Price showdown
bolaji.ojo   12/4/2011 7:25:51 PM
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Barbara, The culture Steve Jobs built did not permit heavy discounting. That culture had in the past run hard against market reality before Jobs' second coming. It still might.

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Eldredge   12/2/2011 8:32:38 AM
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Good point - sales of the Kindle will only be an indicator of the potential for Amazon, but may lack clairty to profit for the endevour.

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Barbara Jorgensen   12/1/2011 5:00:31 PM
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BTW Bolaji--you are a brave man entering a retail store anytime close to Black Friday. I checked out cyber Monday deals for kicks, and you are correct--you can get a lot of performance for your dollar these days. I've given up on waiting for Apple to discount its prices though. Even their after-Christmas prices seem high. I know this because my family has a lot of birthdays in January.

Sigh...

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Barbara Jorgensen   12/1/2011 2:33:17 PM
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Yes, Rich, let us know how you make out with that...

:-)

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jbond   12/1/2011 11:03:58 AM
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@Eldredge,

I think Amazon is going to have a great holiday season with the Kindle and Kindle Fire. The bigger question is going to be how much content do they sell to these buyers, especially since this is where they will make most of their profit. I don't know if those numbers will be released.

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Ariella   12/1/2011 10:25:32 AM
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@Rich you can try. But you know what they say: Don't quite your day job.

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Eldredge   12/1/2011 9:07:07 AM
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@jbond  It will be interesting to see how Amazon and Apple fare against one another. Th eholidy season will be a good indicator.

bolaji.ojo
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bolaji.ojo   12/1/2011 8:21:39 AM
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Rich, I think I like your prose more than your poetry!

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Himanshugupta   11/30/2011 2:20:21 PM
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@Anne, Apple do not sell electronic products but they sell their brand. Its like going to buy a car and you pay extra with the similar set of features for BWM or Mercedes than that of lets say GM or Toyota.

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Barbara Jorgensen   11/30/2011 2:10:23 PM
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@tirlapur--I'm certain that's right--the content is where Amazon makes money. As Bolaji pointed out, it's a brilliant strategy. At the same time, I sometimes chafe when I have to go to the iTunes store to get a song or a video. That doesn't mean it's a bad strategy--it just means that I'm a bit of a laggard in the digital media world :-)

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