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If things are so tough How come the new I phone sold out and they have thousands of back orders?

Sister Jean 2012/09/18 15:37:25
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  • Sister ... kitkat42 2012/09/18 22:56:16
    Sister Jean
    agree
  • Zepland 2012/09/18 22:06:41
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    Zepland
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    Do we know how many if those phones were purchased with cash? I'm starting to believe people don't mind being in debt to own all the newest gadgets and trends. Until I'm debt free I consider myself poor.
  • Scrappyang 2012/09/18 22:04:16
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    Scrappyang
    +2
    There are those who earn enough to buy them. Then there are those who will charge them and run up their debt. Then there are those who always have to have the latest toy and they save for just this thing. The others are possibly for gifts.
  • Jan Haskell 2012/09/18 21:48:05
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    Jan Haskell
    +4
    People would rather get into debt than live within their means ... not good.
  • Sister ... Jan Has... 2012/09/18 21:48:48
    Sister Jean
    +3
    too many then they blame the President
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2012/09/18 21:39:06
    it's
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    +2
    Apple has their followers brainwashed.
  • Lulu's Mom 2012/09/18 20:29:50
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    Lulu's Mom
    +4
    Good question. People are complaining how bad the economy is and how broke they are, but yet seem to buy what they want, even if they don't need it.
  • Sister ... Lulu's Mom 2012/09/18 20:38:31
  • JuliaLoren 2012/09/18 19:34:20
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    JuliaLoren
    +1
    people will complain if they don't like the president, so someone somewhere will always complain.... no matter the real situation.
  • morris44 2012/09/18 19:23:29
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    morris44
    +3
    The power of marketing.

    Convincing people to buy things they don't need with money they don't have.
  • wedge56 2012/09/18 19:14:55
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    wedge56
    +2
    ...I have no idea.

    It's like when I drive by a run down trailer and see a $28,000 Harley sitting in the front yard.
  • Fred Rogers 2012/09/18 18:52:46
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    Fred Rogers
    +1
    I don't know, Sister. Why do people that live in $2,000 mobile homes lease $26,000 SUVs? I don't think people's priorities are quite lined up sometimes.
  • Sister ... Fred Ro... 2012/09/18 20:17:22
    Sister Jean
    LOL
  • Iamfree Fred Ro... 2012/09/19 14:54:07
    Iamfree
    To be honest, I don't really have a problem with your example, as long as that same person isn't living on government entitlements. People can choose to spend their money on what they like; I just don't like them spending my money on what they like.
  • Chief 2012/09/18 18:41:02
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    Chief
    +1
    Exactly! and the majority of those orders are from people who bought the iPhone 4 six months ago.
  • Pam 2012/09/18 18:31:55
    I think
    Pam
    +1
    Some people have enough money for the latest gadgets, no matter how poor they are.
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/09/18 18:19:55 (edited)
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    Picasso's Cat
    +1
    Things arn't that tough obviously.
    People just don't have the money to throw away like they use to.
    Why do you think other nations are bidding on our trash, having our debris we throw away shipped to them on barges???
    Because they can live off what Americans throw away!
    If you have ever been to a garbage dump in a foreign country you would know what I'm talking about, now that's trash!
    We Americans throw away things others would use to live on.
    And now that things are a little lean we have to make a choice to buy a new apple i-phone or continue without it and keep buying our daily Latte for $6 bucks a day, Lol.
    Tough choices indeed.
    I'm not saying that's all Americans, but most Americans arn't that bad off, or else industry would be bankrupt, and it's not!
    We are told by our political leaders that we are in dire straits because they want us to vote for them to make our lives better..........so we can have our i-phones and our daily latte's too, have our cake and eat it too, Lol, Lol, Lol.
  • M A 2012/09/18 18:19:13
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    M A
    +2
    Whats a little more credit card debt
  • EST94 2012/09/18 18:15:15 (edited)
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    EST94
    +2
    I have been saying this for months!! People seem to buy the most expensive phones and EVERYWHERE i go i see a iphone or a samsung galaxy or droid....In the so called "ghettos" to the middle classes to the high classes! And why am i seeing more and more nice cars out than usual and more and more tru religion jeans($300) ralph lauren...
    NFL games are still full, if it was really as bad as they make it seem i dont think people would be able to afford all this
    I really think we are on the come up..
  • Sister ... EST94 2012/09/18 18:20:06
    Sister Jean
    perplexing
  • EDWARD G 2012/09/18 18:07:40
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    EDWARD G
    +2
    Because you can't fix stupid.
  • Sister ... EDWARD G 2012/09/18 18:20:18
    Sister Jean
    LOL
  • Missile 2012/09/18 17:39:49
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    Missile
    +5
    Most will probably put themselves in debt to purchase it
  • Sister ... Missile 2012/09/18 18:20:30
  • Bibliop... Missile 2012/09/19 01:03:04
    Bibliophilic
    And how do you know this?
  • Missile Bibliop... 2012/09/19 07:21:07
    Missile
    I said probably, and with the unemployment figures as they are and the amount of I phones sold and back orders waiting, I think it is fair to say not everyone will be able to afford to go out and buy it cash.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/09/18 16:59:41
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    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +3
    People are worse off, but they still have plenty of money. Also, many people have strange priorities - they'll buy an iPhone and a luxury holiday rather than medical insurance, and so on...
  • Sister ... Anonymo... 2012/09/18 17:00:58
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/09/18 16:58:14
    I think
    **StarzAbove**
    +4
    I think the economy has improved a lot. When we go out to eat all the restaurants are full, and most of the malls are as well on the weekends. People are getting along much better than the campaigns are saying.
  • cddjmikey 2012/09/18 16:39:13
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    cddjmikey
    +2
    Because of the Techno-Addicts ! They HAVE to get the latest technology AS it comes out ! It doesn't matter if they can afford it or have to take kit a second on the house they HAVE to have it !!
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/09/18 16:32:40
    it's
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +4
    People seem confused by what they need and what they want - they want the iPhone
  • Sister ... Jackie ... 2012/09/18 16:35:27
  • Gone Away 2012/09/18 16:29:57
    I think
    Gone Away
    +2
    you're right! I think it's all somewhat of an illusion...From both sides! SOME interests would maybe like everyone to believe everyone's broker (even the upper middle-class & richer) & then there's the marketing end making sales seem a bit more dramatic than may be true. I think we're really floating somewhere in-between!
  • intolerantrwj 2012/09/18 16:28:57
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    intolerantrwj
    +4
    ..... because of this .....


    credit card
  • Sister ... intoler... 2012/09/18 16:35:54
  • intoler... Sister ... 2012/09/18 16:40:05
    intolerantrwj
    ..... recall the days when Mom + Dad said .... ' You don't get it until you have the cash for it '

    Wow, are those days long gone.
  • JohnT 2012/09/18 16:21:59
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    JohnT
    +1
    Charge it is the call of the Nation, better known as standard operating procedure for the latest tech toy. Besides that the 1% are a good sized number.
  • Cthulhu 2012/09/18 16:21:39 (edited)
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    Cthulhu
    +2
    Maybe they thought the utility was worth more to them than the meager interest rates the banks are providing on CDs.

    OK, maybe not, but I got my commentary on low bank CD rates in. ;-)

    The iPhone is being sold world wide. Maybe that is the trick. 100 countries wold wide by the end of the year. Very aggressive. Pretty much choreographed.
  • SA 2012/09/18 16:13:41
    I think
    SA
    +4
    Many people do not have their priorities in life set right. Some will never be happy unless they have "new toys" when they come out.
  • Sister ... SA 2012/09/18 16:29:33

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