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I understand professional things come with pro-level prices, but $400 could afford me two sets of wheels for my car, that's 8 of them.. complete with nitrogen air, polish, spooring and whatnot..
 

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First it was the $1,000 monitor stand, now $400 wheels. Enough is enough... Apple needs to get off the crack and stop gouging its customers. 100% ZERO reason for these to cost as much as they do other than sheer GREED.
 

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The floor is actually completely level at Marques' place.

He accidentally enabled the return to home feature but forgot to set his house as home.

I can only assume the Mac Pro is bringing itself back to Cupertino.
 
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Enough is enough... Apple needs to get off the crack and stop gouging its customers. 100% ZERO reason for these to cost as much as they do other than sheer GREED.
Clearly, you care more for Apple's customers than Apple does. In Apple's defense, if people keep paying, why would they stop screwing them?

I think Apple's customers have a submissive streak. They love to complain about getting fleeced, but they still pay up. Even though they "know" that expensive doesn't mean something is good, they believe it cannot be good if it's not expensive. So, Apple stuff has to be pricey, right?

In the end, they might even feel it's a small price to pay for admission to an exclusive set. For the rest of us, it just marks them out as someone with more dollars than sense.
 

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One more thought: consider that Apple is one of the richest companies in the world, but dominates none of the markets it's in. I submit that you don't make that work by being generous.
 

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Um, for exactly what kind of car do you get wheels + tires + all of that service for $50/wheel? I'm happy if I can pay $100 just for a tire.
Legit that's what I paid for my old Escudo. They're bridgestone tires and some 'locally-made' rims (the rims are pretty much 'free bonus). They hold up well though. Back then being the cheapskate that I was, anything that gets the car rolling is a deal for me.

Heck, that's not all. The guy even offered a 'HKS' muffler (note the apostrophes) as a token of appreciation or something, free of charge. I refused though. Just doesn't sound right.

In hindsight, I'm lucky still alive in one piece..
 
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Legit that's what I paid for my old Escudo. They're bridgestone tires and some 'locally-made' rims (the rims are pretty much 'free bonus). They hold up well though. Back then being the cheapskate that I was, anything that gets the car rolling is a deal for me.
OMG! Yeah, 'locally-made' ... yikes!

It's not the "getting rolling" part I'd be most concerned about. More like staying rolling, not having a catastrophic failure when you hit a pothole, tire leaks, and not failing at speed or under hard cornering or braking.

In hindsight, I'm lucky still alive in one piece..
For sure.
 

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