Missing the great bit coin crash of 2019. Government sees this as a chance to regulate/tax the industry/people
15 posts • joined 8 Mar 2012
So I was in a similar boat to the writer a couple of weeks ago, taking the wife along as she wanted something portable for the new year that she currently doesn't get with her iMac.
Walking into the shops I got distracted by the new Samsung tablets which I hadn't seen in the flesh yet. After a quick play she said she wanted something with a proper keyboard, off we went and looked at the pretty Chromebooks. Then came her next request, had to have office on it. We went to the next table where her eyes found the Microsoft Surface pro 3. One purple keyboard later and I honestly couldn't believe that we were now the owner of a surface.. A product I've had numerous doubts on. She's smitten, and for a techie lad I'm quite impressed with it. Yes it was more expensive than the Chromebook and Sammy tablet, but they had a sale on and it ended up being quite affordable for us..
People are getting rid of old Samsung and buying new ones? Hell all I've been hearing lately from people is boycott Apple and being pro Samsung.
The only logic I could see from the increase is people wanting to offload their phones before the new iPhone is announced, which would impact the iPhone much more that Samsung. It's still a few weeks away and probably wouldn't impact Samsung prices as much.
I akin it the following here in Australia.
Ford brings out a new 4 cylinder Mustang, however they market it and stick V8 badges all over it.
The car experts know that inside it's actually just a 4 cylinder and makes the informed choice.
To the common person who hears about and sees this new Mustang thinks "oh look, V8 badges, it's a V8, it must be so quick and on par with other V8's on sale." Subsequently goes off to purchase one.
Ford says, well we think our car is just as fast as a v8 thereby it MUST be a V8.
General Motors, Chrysler and other car companies knowing that marketing is the key to their next Christmas bonus all lower the requirements to call a V8 a V8 in America, (and push it across the world) saying that a V8 doesn't need to be a v8 and well a V6 can be a V8 too as it's too expensive to make a new V8 power-plant.
Australia says, hang on a second. We have pretty clear cut definitions for V8's. A V8 is a V8 and get's marketed as such here, we have real V8's rolling around going pretty quick and have been a major investment by one company who went and built a new V8 network. Sticking a V8 badge on a 4 cylinder is poor form and the average Australian Joe is going to get sucked in not knowing any better. We are going to sue you on behalf of the Australian people for being jerks.