Caution: Student iPod User

from the pt-barnum's-laughing dept

Huge iPod sales have spawned a booming market for accessories, but surely this is going a little too far: a London department store is offering lessons on how to use the iPod, charging about $115 for a 40-minute one-on-one session. The store says it’s responding for customer demand, particularly from older buyers and, surprisingly, children. While resisting the urge to repeat some comment about fools and their money, these people could always just walk the few blocks over to the Apple store and get help, for free.

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Anonymous Coward says:

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Are you kidding? The phrase “There’s a sucker born every minute” couldn’t be more true!! And what better way to advance society than by parting a fool and his money for cheap entertainment? Fools pouring money down the throats of dishonest and sleazy car salesmen and mechanics? That sucks. Pouring it down a dept. store’s throats because the dept. store keeps getting requests to do so? Great! If you’re that stupid to ask people to treat you like a moron, then by all means they deserve to indeed take your money.

Paul M says:

incredible patience required

let’s look at it from a different perspective.

has anyone here done tech support? if you have, can you imagine trying to help someone who’s SO dumb they can’t figure out an iPod in 5 minutes, or iTunes in 10?

if that’s the kind of customers they’re dealing with, the money’s got to cover psychology counselling each evening after work!

remember, if breathing required conscious effort and wasn’t a brain-stem function, there’d be many dead people around!

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