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When the Sharks Move In

June 13, 2010 9:26:53.545

You can tell that a device has gotten popular when retail outlets start using strong arm tactics to upsell various add ons - like one chain in Australia is apparently doing:

Buyers complained about pressure to buy other add-ons such as covers, chargers, extended warranties and Telstra 3G SIM cards. They reported sales assistants said it was “company policy” or “Apple policy” to sell the devices only with accessories, or not at all.

This sort of tactic probably worked a lot better in the pre-internet era. Most iPad buyers are going to be savvy enough to whip out an iPhone and actually chek for evidence of such a policy, first.

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