Sour Apple

Look, I’m as big an Apple Fan Boy as there is; we’ve had only Macs in the house since 1988, for gosh’ sakes.

But an extra $30 for the friggin’ power cord?

Get stuffed.

Update: Jim Barnes in the comments points out that my Mad Reading Skillz strike again, as this is for a second power cord. To err is Bingley.

8 Responses to “Sour Apple”

  1. Rob says:

    When I had to pay an additional $12 for a kickstand to my new bicycle, I realized we live in a new world.

    Coming soon: “Congratulations on your new Honda. Would you like the keys? Only $200”

  2. nightfly says:

    The replacement cord for my wife’s HP laptop ran us $65, Bings. And that was the CHEAPEST we could find. The only bright side was that the Official Dog didn’t fry her shmoopy self when she chewed through the old one – it was plugged in. I think the sparking and smoking must have scared her, she doesn’t go anywhere near the cord now!

  3. mojo says:

    Apple is a hardware company. They make their money charging too much for hardware that could have been standard off-the shelf but isn’t because they designed it that way.

    Ever own an old Compaq server? Same deal – proprietary city.

  4. JeffS says:

    It’s not a friggin’ power cord, Bingster. It’s a friggin’ 10W USB Power Adapter.

    That’s why it’s so expensive.

  5. Jim Barnes says:

    Maybe you missed what was…
    “In the box
    Dock Connector to USB Cable
    ***10W USB Power Adapter****
    SIM eject tool
    (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

    Yes, you have to pay an extra $29 for a SECOND power cord.

  6. Kate P says:

    There’s gotta be an eBay store selling it (or a slightly used one) for less. . . maybe?

  7. You’re a Mac bitch?

    No wonder you can’t spell and don’t know what a shift key is.

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, you could be right, Jim; when I read that at first I thought it was only something that could connect to a USB port on a computer, not into a wall outlet. My bad.

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