Monday, February 19, 2007

Costco's Microsoft iPod Display

I stopped by Costco today to see if it was worth a membership. I was greeted by a lovely iPod display just a few feet inside the door, but something was amiss. Needless to say, I left sans membership (there were other reasons as well).

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

boohoo, cry me a river.

Anonymous said...

I saw this a few weeks ago as well, but what I thought was REALLY funny was that there were no ipods in those clampacks. All of that packaging, for NOTHING! What a waste of space and resources.

Rob said...

They use extra boxes everywhere like that. Its definitely worth it if you shop for a family with kids etc to buy things in bulk.

Dad said...

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Andrew said...

Don't you mean:

BooHoo, Cry me an iRiver?

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Greg said...

Actually, Costco was fine. The iPod display was funny, but it's not worth buying in bulk for just my wife and me.

Padmanaban Kumar (Paddu @ Just for Kicks) said...

That is so sad for Apple. For all their creativity, they end up in a Microsoft box.....

Anonymous said...

Shard of glass in Costco tomato soup or Costco shredded cheese.
That the price of doing business with the favored (redwhite&blue)::::They will use these entitites to prey on the disfavored.

Personally I suspect the beemed it in rather than it being there originally. They told me many times if I eat (their products or at their restaurants) this is their right.

Saved for posterity in the back of the written journal.

Fadookie said...

Yeah, it's really odd. They do that for lots of things that would be impossible to put on shelves (like phone plans) or too risky (small devices like iPods that could ostensibly be pocketed, or super-expensive software such as Windows.)

It's wierd and a waste of packaging. Hopefully they re-use the plastic bubbles at least.

Anonymous said...

"This is an example of is a waste of resources." True, at least with respect to the plastic packaging, but let's not forget the second of the three R's kiddies, "Reuse." This is a clever, ironic reuse of materials to SAVE resources. And if you look carefully, the plastic used for the packaging is almost definately #4 #5 or #6 recyclable. Look beyond the surface guys! As for the irony, I love it.

giuseppe said...

It's all about the Money - even for Apple. Costco sells... a @#$! load of these things... and Apple is happy.