I Want My Two Hundred Dollars!

Two_dollarsOK, I’ll admit it. I paid the stupid tax. The early adopter tax. Whatever you want to call it, I knew I was paying a premium for my iPhone when I bought it two months ago on the day it launched. I figured it was only a matter of time before Apple reduced the price, and/or came out with a version that made mine look like a dog turd (3G iPhone, anyone?). That’s the price you pay for being an early adopter — or, frankly, any kind of adopter, since in the fast-paced, innovation driven gadget market, any product you buy today will be cheaper, far better, or both within six months.

But to cut the price by $200 — just two months after the initial launch? Steve Jobs, that hurts.

To paraphrase that paperboy from the 1985 John Cusack classic Better Off Dead, "Two hundred dollars! I want my two hundred dollars!"

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I Want My Two Hundred Dollars!