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PhoneArena Awards 2011: Most overpriced product

0. phoneArena 01 Dec 2011, 10:29 posted on

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to announce the next category in the PhoneArena Awards of 2011. Today, a “prestigious” award will be presented to the most overpriced product of the year...

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posted on 01 Dec 2011, 16:03

60. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Well that's weird because you've been proven wrong here

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 16:04

61. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Just because people disagree with my opinion doesn't make me wrong, if you look at the definition of "overpriced" i'm correct...

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 16:26 1

63. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


You said the price is valid and you'd do the same and then said its over priced. That makes no sense.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 16:31 1

67. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Okay. If I speak slowly for you, maybe that will help.

The iPhone has (non mechanical) value that validates the price. Check.
If I owned a company, I would do the same (I like money). Check.

Regardless of both of those things, any product that is produced at such a low cost and re sold for such a higher cost (by definition) is OVER PRICED.

Yes? Yes? Okay. Let's move on.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 16:45 1

70. geedup (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


iPhone costs roughly the same to make as other phones and sells for about the same.

You can't even see how you're contradicting yourself. You've completely lost yourself in your own argument. You're showing you're arguing just to argue because you have no point.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 20:37

78. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the iphone4s costs much less to produce than an SGS2 yet sells for as much if not more depending on which "memory configuration" u get.



wow guys, way to troll this into an iphone/android match up over nothing. oh no, someone doesnt share the same opinion as the iphone's value that you do!! attaaaaack!! lol

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 17:00

73. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


to say its overpriced (priced too high) is to say that apple is charging in excess, that they've gone too far.

customers are satisfied, are getting exactly what they've paid for, the product is retaining its value and they are selling like crazy.

none of this has to do with profit margins JUST AS THE AUTHORS STATED IN THE ARTICLE.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 13:57 1

45. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Using your logic, cigarettes are not over priced? When I was in Honduras it was around 75 cents for a pack of Marlboro lights. In America? $8.00-10.00.

Just because they sell doesn't mean jack s**t about whether or not it's over priced, it just means people like it enough to pay the (yes absurd) price.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 15:36

54. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


personally, i do think they are overpriced, but i dont smoke and i think smoking is stupid.

as for the product and the market, they must not be overpriced if people keep buying them (yes, the exact same sentiment from before. it applies to anything that sells)

but, it is a bit of a stretch to draw this analogy. much of that $8-10 is taxes (they are only $5 here) and it is an actual addictive drug, one of the most addictive we know of.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 18:32

75. wakingup (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


i just wanted to interject that in Canada, the playbook is now always 199.99 dollars, so I guess it should not be 3rd overpriced. Now, I understand that this is for the US but dont you thing the states will follow suite? (im not sure of it price in the states or elsewhere)

And before I read this, I totally agreed to networkdood, that apple products were over-priced. I have even always though they were over-rated too.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 10:44 9

3. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I totally disagree, I think iPhone should have won that, but hay...... Whatever iPhonearena says, ahm I meant PhoneArena.....

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 10:47 6

4. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Where's the iPhone in this contest? They didn't won it? I guess another argument of overpriced product is gone.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 10:59 6

5. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Iphone was a clear winner...but wait! PA loves Iphone!
(180 $ total costs of production and it costed much much much more off contract)

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:01 5

9. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Ah so every negatif thread based on apple You like and every thread based on positif things of apple you say PA loves iPhone to much.

This is exactly what you never ever may do. Follow your brand blindly. Only believe the good things ignore the rest. gj

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 10:59 7

6. balbal00 (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


Well, my opinion: 1st: Htc Jetstream
2nd iPhone 4s 64 gigs
3rd Motorola Atrix Webdock

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:00 8

7. AngusNG12345 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


for those who think the iphone should have 'won', clearly a $700 on contract honeycomb tablet is way more overpriced...?

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:04 2

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


You got me there - especially, if they are purchased with the intent to use data on a cell network. At least my wife was smart enough to buy the ipad 1 at a reduced rate a while back - the WiFi only version.
Kids love it for movies, book, videos and games.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:19 5

16. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, that tablet definately deserves to be on the list.. a long with a few others like the Gslate. But if we are just going with "overpriced", then the iphone needs to be up in the top 3. 70% profit margin is nuts. These are all "overpriced failures", so if that was the intent, then that should be in the award name.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 12:02

26. mukrenol (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


the price of the jetstream will come down
but iphone will not
and most likely stay at high price range for a long long long long time
jetstream... eh... will come down within half a year
and playbook is now only $200

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:02 3

10. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


While I agree that $400 for an on contract phone(64 gig iphone 4s) is ridiculous, there is no arguing that the Jetstream is the clear winner.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:03 3

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


So, 399.99 for 64GB on an iphone 4S is not overpriced?? I agree tablets are overpriced - even the Ipads and tabs....

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:16 2

15. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Is there a 64GB version of the new Galaxy Nexus?

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:23 2

19. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


What does that have to do with anything...

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 14:21

48. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Everything. Keep paying attention.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 14:29

49. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Well considering your post was like the first time the Nexus was mentioned on this article, I don't see how it has anything to do with the topic of discussion.

But you must know way more than me, i'll trust you.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 14:37 2

50. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


I assume the nexus only got a 32GB or a 16GB option. Never read anywhere there was a 64GB. So Networkdood says the i4s 64 GB is overpriced? Now something like that makes you think are there other phones who got 64GB????

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 15:08

51. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Him saying the 64GB is overpriced is based on the cost of memory, nothing to do with comparing phones.

Keep paying attention.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 15:18

52. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


It's about 64GB general. :( it's my question. Now since you don't wanna answer. I did some research don't know if it's accurate enouph. Apparantly if you google 64GB phone you get only the iPhone. So based on this behind in tech the rest is compared with memory. And yes higher memory is more expensive. But the galaxy nexus is google's new phone. So I hoped since they got bigger screen and other things they pushed everything to the specs. But no 64GB option wich basically is dissapointed.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 23:54

81. biophone (Posts: 1977; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Just get a SD card and you can get way more then 64 gb on a android

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 06:08

83. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


SD card storage and internal storage are not the same. internal storage has advantages, thus is worth more.

plus, the iphone not offering expandable memory allows the sanctity of their closed system to stay in tact. i know most fandroids hate it, but that closed system goes hand in hand with many of the things that make the iphone a great product.

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