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« on: April 04, 2010, 12:33:25 PM »

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-04-04-apple-ipad-sales_N.htm

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LOS ANGELES Huge crowds descended upon Apple stores over the weekend to buy the new iPad, which sold better than initial predictions.  Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, estimates first-day opening sales at between 600,000 to 700,000 units. He had projected sales of 200,000 to 300,000 originally.

"The lines were much longer than we anticipated," he says. "The hype really helped Apple."

So after all the groaning about Jobs and his "bogus" hype, was it really bogus after all?  Does it even matter if the damn thing is good, worth the money or desirable to own?  Hell no!  Good God it's an Apple device man!  Cool compels us... cool compels us.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 02:52:54 PM »

classic symptoms of herd behaviour
cause the herd to think that there is a shortage of said item.
herd then thinks said item is desirable, it must be, since there is a shortage.

"herd behaviour" is a major cause of artificial bubbles in markets, and ultimately ends up in stock market crashes.

The herd also likes to huddle together and tell each other things are going to be all right.
So even if the product is a total POS, the first members of the herd will not admit said product is total POS.
This in turn encourages more herd members to buy more of product.

Buying first generation product sight unseen is totally retarded.
it reminds me of when people lined up to buy windoze 95,98 etc.
ironically the herd now thinks M$ is totally evil, while when Apple does same shit it is good.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 03:21:44 PM »

Bahhhhh bah. Me sheeple. (posted from my iPad )
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 04:13:31 PM »

 ROFLMAO too bad you cant get one in PH yet ... Envy is so unattractive
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010, 05:34:01 PM »

>Buying first generation product sight unseen is totally retarded.

 ROFLMAO  That's classic.  I'd add thought that enthusiasts with money to burn may not be totally retarded, assuming I also am not totally retarded.  They behave much like I do every time I tard-out, buy a game sight unseen, and predictably regret the choice 50% of the time.  Sometimes buying a game for me is like others who flush their cash down the gambling toilet or, for example, throw almost $1000 at a "must have" new Man Toy with iFuzzyFeaturesTM.

Besides, who else do we have to beta test this shit?  ROFLMAO  Without people like this, other more discerning shoppers might have wound up sucker-punched by a Newton  Grin
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