Best Buy sells the Surface RT today for $200. I wanted to trade in my RT for a Surface 2 but they offered me only $130 which is less than half what I paid for it less than two months ago. Really sad. I will rather keep it and wait for the massive Surface 2 price drop that will eventually happen. Really sad because the Surface is a well built tablet that I really like.
Interesting. You say it's a well-built tablet that you "really like" but refuse to pay anywhere near full price for it. Gotcha.
This is actually a topic that I've been struggling with. I used to pay full price for apple stuff. Then when I moved to android I watched for sales. Now that I'm completely windows, I only pay a fraction of the prices. My nokia lumia 850 cost me $60. My surface cost me $200. My i7 desktop with 16gb ram clocked at 3.5 ghz cost me $300 to build. My i5 laptop clocked at 2.4 ghz cost me $250. I know cheap bastards like me drives the market to the ground. But I can't help myself.
I think eventually Microsoft is going to see their error in pissing people off by selling the keyboard as an option. They will add around an extra $50 and sell the Surfaces with a keyboard cover with the Surface. Their other stupid marketing was to sell the Touch cover for only $10 less then the Type cover.
It's not that your opinions about the pricing aren't valid; it's that they're irrelevant.
While you let that sink in, I'll explain with a question:
"Is an Audi too expensive?"
You will answer "yes," and you'd be wrong. Your correct answer should have been "I can't afford it." Once you figure out the difference, the microeconomics of price-profit-value-supply-demand should become clear: You have no product rights. You don't need it. You don't deserve it. The purchase is a privilege. What's outlandish to you is merely you whining that you can't afford something. Others who can afford it and value something enough to pay the price become part of the microeconomic cycle, because the price matches the value at that point. ....
Then consider this: What sort of fool buys an Audi and then comes to the Audi forums to complain that the prices are too high and they should lower them to get more market share? That's not how it works. The smart consumer buys or doesn't buy and moves on. It's up to the company to decide how to proceed on the macro scale.
End-users like us shouldn't be obsessed about this sort of thing, only with how a purchase is performing to our needs/expectations. Everything else is gravy.
I would appreciate your opinions. I can purchase a Surface RT 64 GB for $380 or a Surface 2 32 GB for $450. I have a 32GB Class 10 SD card. Not having any experience with the Surface brand, I am not sure which is the better buy.
Thanks for your input.
There is not going to be a massive Surface 2 price drop.Best Buy sells the Surface RT today for $200. I wanted to trade in my RT for a Surface 2 but they offered me only $130 which is less than half what I paid for it less than two months ago. Really sad. I will rather keep it and wait for the massive Surface 2 price drop that will eventually happen. Really sad because the Surface is a well built tablet that I really like.