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Dell stops selling iPods

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, December 19, 2003
News Categories: iPod

“Round Rock-based Dell Inc. stopped reselling Apple’s iPods in mid-November, about two weeks after the company launched its own competing MP3 player.

“We’ve stopped selling them permanently,” said Mary Fad, a Dell spokeswoman.

Both Apple and Dell declined to explain why the two companies scrapped their reselling agreement.”

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Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.” - Steve Jobs

Posted by Atomic Bomb in Mid-Atlantic on December 22, 2003 at 6:07 AM (PDT)

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Again apple nazi’s talking #### about another companies product.  I own a 30g I-Pod but wish I would have waited for the dell.  I have used one and have no problem with the way it functions, looks, and of course long after my I-Pod has run out of power, the dell would still be pumping out the music.  It is a bit bigger but seeing as I and prob most other I-Pod users dont carry the Pod in my front or back pocket, the size is not a big deal.  I also laugh at the notion of Dell seeing how they made more money selling the I pod.  They will sell many more Dells than I pods, and it will not hurt their pocket book. 

Posted by Phill McRevis on December 24, 2003 at 9:22 AM (PDT)

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ummm when dell carried ipods, you could get one there for ALOT less than from apple. i bought my first ipod through my brother that worked at apple and i was only able to get $50 off. i was able to get my 2nd 15gb ipod from dell for $280 shipped. YES, that’s $120 off retail (10% off + 10% off + $45 off), $70 better than from apple, and i even had special connections.

Posted by torchedlh on December 24, 2003 at 11:21 AM (PDT)

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I donn’t know the junkbox, but i have a brand new top of the line Dell laptop. They don’t even know how to build a decent working keyboard, so just use your imagination for the rest of the system. I feel like I am playing with one of those flimsy, cheap knock off toys from China.  Check out Dell communities forum for other new owners problems

Posted by Tiger-sea on December 27, 2003 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

25

torchedlh,

Wow! You are definitely the king of coupon clippers. That’s great for you. You know what they say, Dell is the Wal-Mart of PC box assemblers. And their roll-back prices prove it! Congratulations.

Posted by Atomic Bomb in Mid-Atlantic on January 2, 2004 at 6:40 AM (PDT)

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Can anyone please tell me how much a 20GB ipod is in China?

Posted by Alp SAYINLI on April 26, 2004 at 7:46 AM (PDT)

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