U.S. household spend more and more on Apple gadgets: average sum grows to $444 In 2011
posted by Victor H. / Dec 12, 2012, 7:16 AM
The average U.S. household spent a whopping $444 on Apple products in 2011, a huge growth from the $295 average in 2010 and nearly triple the $150 spent in 2007, according to Morgan Stanley analysis.
A recent Reuters article publicized the figure and called out on Americans for paying the ‘Apple tax.’ And while tax might be a bit too strong of a word to describe users’ wilful purchases, the amount spent on Apple products is staggering.
Online discounters from CouponCodes4U.com claim $1 out of $25 spent on technology, is spent on Apple devices.
"A recent Reuters article publicized the figure and called out on Americans for paying the ‘Apple tax.’ And while tax might be a bit too strong of a word to describe users’ wilful purchases, the amount spent on Apple products is staggering." I'm speechless....
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 7:22 AM 3
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No wonder American economy is in shambles...the americans arent making smart purchase decisions anymore! And yup its Apple tax alright...the way Apple has monopolised its products and services to work only with each other...once you buy one Apple product you have to buy all of them and their services...Apple Tax!
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 9:03 PM 0
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Since 2009, my household has not spent a single dime on any Apple products. Doesn't look like its going to change soon either.
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 7:30 AM 11
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Same here. I won an iPod as a prize and promptly sold it in Craigslist the next day. No place for cApple in my house forever.
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 9:13 AM 2
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I'm totally regretting my iP4$ 64GB, never ever will buy any Craple products, tho my young sister has the iP5, everyday I call her baaaaa mbaaaaa i$h€€P, and she goes mad, crazy and feels really so low, well tough! ™®©
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 12:54 PM 1
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As an average, my household has spent $0 on Apple products for 20+ years.
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 8:18 AM 5
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Seems like Americans took, 'an apple a day keeps the doctors away' too literally.
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 8:28 AM 4
It is not surprise that American buy American product my friend :) I believe you love your country's product more than the others right??
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 8:38 AM 0
Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012
Thats one thing apple knows how to do well, making profits. Even if they sell less devices they are still doing good because they make so much money off of each device. Apple is planning ahead and is in it for the long run. I wonder how Google and everyone else will adjust to apples new strategies.
posted on Dec 12, 2012, 10:22 AM 0
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