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    why do people upsell electronics?

    im talking about people that try to sell their computers with lots of software and the jack up the price, or try to sell an mp3 player loaded with music and jack up the price again.
    WHATS THE POINT?!
    1. most of the time, im not even getting the software cds or the music cds, so really its not mine
    2. if i wanted the stuff, id probably already own it and just install it myself
    3. im not paying $500 more for a crap computer w/ a lot of programs.

    it's basically pirating, and if i wanted to pirate, id get all the stuff for free, hence "pirating"
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    And these idiots are allowed to vote... and drive... and pro-create.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneKiller
    im talking about people that try to sell their computers with lots of software and the jack up the price, or try to sell an mp3 player loaded with music and jack up the price again.
    WHATS THE POINT?!
    1. most of the time, im not even getting the software cds or the music cds, so really its not mine
    2. if i wanted the stuff, id probably already own it and just install it myself
    3. im not paying $500 more for a crap computer w/ a lot of programs.

    it's basically pirating, and if i wanted to pirate, id get all the stuff for free, hence "pirating"
    what do you think the manfactureres do, such as dell, hp and etc, they all sell you a high price device loaded with a bunch of software you probably will not use. its a marketing tool.

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    I think a lot of it has to do with people not wanting to accept what their item is ACTUALLY worth, that and some people WILL pay outrageous prices for something. Maybe they're just holding out for that dumb person?

    I spent $2000 building a computer in July 2003. Now I would be happy to get $400 out of it. It's just the nature of electronics in general... they don't resell well unless you get lucky or find an idiot.

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    Companies pack the bloatware in because they get paid by the software makers to include "trials" of their programs. Some people will use it and buy it. Others will just uninstall. It doesn't hurt the PC seller, only makes them more money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpdabeast
    I think a lot of it has to do with people not wanting to accept what their item is ACTUALLY worth, that and some people WILL pay outrageous prices for something. Maybe they're just holding out for that dumb person?
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    Same thing with cars and especially housing. My X is different from Y and is worth more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneKiller
    im talking about people that try to sell their computers with lots of software and the jack up the price, or try to sell an mp3 player loaded with music and jack up the price again.
    WHATS THE POINT?!
    1. most of the time, im not even getting the software cds or the music cds, so really its not mine
    2. if i wanted the stuff, id probably already own it and just install it myself
    3. im not paying $500 more for a crap computer w/ a lot of programs.

    it's basically pirating, and if i wanted to pirate, id get all the stuff for free, hence "pirating"
    it's piracy, but it's piracy made a lot easier

    i mean you can download 20gb of music
    or you could pay $10 more and have it all already there
    i don't know about other people, but i am a stickler for tags
    about 80% of my 20gb music collection is properly tagged and has album art.

    oh, and you can sue the person selling you the music player and music
    because they are selling pirated material
    or something like that
    i'm sleepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinvam
    it's piracy, but it's piracy made a lot easier

    i mean you can download 20gb of music
    or you could pay $10 more and have it all already there
    i don't know about other people, but i am a stickler for tags
    about 80% of my 20gb music collection is properly tagged and has album art.


    oh, and you can sue the person selling you the music player and music
    because they are selling pirated material
    or something like that
    i'm sleepy.
    i just came back to the ipod. i had the zune for a while and it messed up all my album art and my tags. now my itunes is all out of order and i want to shoot myself in the foot. I cant STAND a disorganized library. That's way too much music to re-rip.

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    download mediamonkey
    it's pretty sweet
    pm me if you need a link

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinvam
    it's piracy, but it's piracy made a lot easier

    i mean you can download 20gb of music
    or you could pay $10 more and have it all already there

    i don't know about other people, but i am a stickler for tags
    about 80% of my 20gb music collection is properly tagged and has album art.

    oh, and you can sue the person selling you the music player and music
    because they are selling pirated material
    or something like that
    i'm sleepy.
    Well, I'd rather get it myself because then I know what I'm getting (quality), and I only get what I like, instead of a bunch of stuff I might not even listen to.

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