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iPhone Buyers Ostentation Revealed

September 7, 2007
Early bird iPhone buyers do not deserve a penny back. No one told them to stand in line to pay full price for the iPhone. In a culture where everything, EVERTHING is commodified they got what they paid for, they bought the opportunity to be the first on the block to flaunt. I am sure everyone who lined up and waited for an iPhone did in fact brag about owning that iPhone in some capacity. Being the first on the block, being the blingmaster was far more important than listening to frugal consumers who forecasted the expected drop in price.

Apple should talk to early bird iPhone buyers’ friends, family, co-workers, and the people who are stuck driving around them or listening to their iPhone bullshit on buses and trains and ask how much of a refund they deserve. A big fat nothing! The same goes with all the other must have electronics. Being the blingmaster is far more important than worrying about who is being exploited to bring that iPhone to their greedy little hands, thoughtless hands busy feeding insatiable ostentation.

Now, they are walking around crying as if they have righteous indignation. Having the nerve to holler victim. How absurd. Instead of owning up to their tomfoolery, being accountable, accepting their greedy foolishness they are appropriating victim status.

Oh, we will be entertained with their excuses you can expect that now that egg is on their faces. To cover up their idiocy we will hear stories on how they NEEDED the iPhone, how their sister’s best friend’s cousin’s neighbor’s boyfriend had a dog that needed surgery and the previous owner did not have a current call back number or some similar outrageous and illogical rubbish. Yes, we will hear it, because the earth will stand still before the people who were skinning and grinning on television about how early they had to get up that morning to stand in line would admit that they were imprudent.

And I am against large and evil corporations, but there are times that people are in fact guilty of their own misfortunes.

  1. Robbie permalink
    September 7, 2007 1:33 pm

    Even with a $100 rebate the early suckers still paid about $300 more than it can be had for now. It seems to me that it was a PR/Marketing ploy on the part of Apple to anty up the hundred bucks to insure future idiots to stand in line for the latest and greatest gizmo because Jobs was pretty blase’ about the slash. People want a larger brag window than a couple of months.

    P.S. I do not have one. I am one of “those” who wait until new technology is on the cusp of extinction and buy it at rock bottom prices.

  2. Kitty Glendower permalink
    September 7, 2007 1:55 pm

    Regarding your P.S., I figured as much. LOL!

    As far as the brag window, I guess they will need to get that in writing next time. At least then it will be on record why they are willing to pay full price. It may be a start to their recovery, a recovery that will combat over consumption.

  3. kiita permalink
    September 7, 2007 6:21 pm

    The $100 rebate spoiled the schadenfreude.

  4. Kitty Glendower permalink
    September 7, 2007 6:35 pm

    Au contraire kiita, it is a $100 credit! Which means they are locked into buying something else from Apple, more than likely having to add more money to complete the purchase. LOL!

  5. gingermiss permalink
    September 7, 2007 11:16 pm

    The moment the drop was announced, I could not help but laugh at how much anger and whiny annoyance was going to be thrown at Steve Jobs. I would never buy an Apple product straight out of the gate, but I’m also not normally one of those people who has to have the hot new thing right NOW NOW NOW.

  6. Kitty Glendower permalink
    September 7, 2007 11:30 pm

    gingermiss, I wonder if my emails to you are going into your spam folder. I wrote an email yesterday or maybe the day before asking about commenting at your blog. Did you get it?

  7. gingermiss permalink
    September 8, 2007 12:07 am

    No, but I haven’t checked it recently. I’ll go look now.

  8. Anna permalink
    September 8, 2007 12:32 am

    This is all too funny – just too funny – consumer angst at its silliest.

    NO – I don’t own one & don’t feel deprived.

  9. kiita permalink
    September 8, 2007 5:04 pm

    Oh yes, a credit, not a rebate. Schadenfreude restored. 🙂

  10. Chris permalink
    September 9, 2007 1:18 pm

    I thought how it went down was hilarious, like Jobs was pulling a practical joke on them all from the beginning. I still haven’t even SEEN an iphone in real life and don’t really care to.

    I just now got a phone that lets me do email too (for work) and I think that is great, but I can’t imagine needing a phone that does anything else. MP3 player? Really, if I need one, I’ll get one. Camera? No thanks, I’ve got one alreay. Now if they come out with one that has a bidet….now THAT would be something.

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