[icon-discuss] Re: 40ongb hd?

Don't you mean 350GB?  I am sure you did its' just a habit we got
into with MB and now it's hard to remember that it is GB now.

But, it proves my point.  you can get 350GB for $199 or 40GB for
$250.  Some how I see quite a markup there.  I don't mind a little
markup because there is the cost of installation into the unit, and
there needs to be a little profit for the company.  But, I can't
imagine that the 40GB drive is costing Levelstar very much given
hard drive prices today.  If the cost is very high for the drive
then maybe they had better shop around for a better price on the
drive than what they are paying.

Reminds me a bit of the companies charging $1,7000 for accessible
GPS when sighted folks are buying unaccessible ones for less than
$100, and two accessible GPS products are available for $500 or
less.


David Tanner
Rehabilitation Program Specialist 3
Assistive Technology Specialist
Assistive Technology Department
MN State Services f/t Blind
Office- 651-642-0795  Cell- 651-270-2233
Skype name: dtat100


>>> paulh52@xxxxxxxxxxx 4/6/2008 1:22 AM >>>
A few weeks ago, my daughter purchased a 350 mb passport from
bestbuy for $199.

On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 01:17:06 -0500, Kevin Jones wrote:


>your passport must always be attached so a whole lot of
convenience.
>
>
>David Tanner wrote:
>>So, what can't we do with an external drive given that I can
>>purchase a 250 gigabyte Western Digital Passport drive small
enough
>>to hold im my hand for $99, a far sight cheaper than $250 for a
40
>>gigabyte drive.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>David Tanner
>>Rehabilitation Program Specialist 3
>>Assistive Technology Specialist
>>Assistive Technology Department
>>MN State Services f/t Blind
>>Office- 651-642-0795  Cell- 651-270-2233
>>Skype name: dtat100
>>
>>
>>>>>rml695@xxxxxxxxxxx 4/5/2008 9:56 PM >>>
>>
>>The Icon has been out now for a few years, and it took them that
>>amount of time to get the hard disk increase in the unite. I
think
>>the reasoning behind it was to wait for the price to come down
on
>>the drives to keep it at the same asking price. Odds are thats
what
>>will continue to happen, and often does, in this type of
industry
>>and any type of PDA or computer market (in my experience at
least).
>>----------------------------------------
>>>From: jaxler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: 40gb hd?
>>>Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 19:43:13 -0700
>>>
>>>It's not wrong or right.  They're just not raising the price at
>>this time 
>>>for this specific hard drive increase.  I can't speak to the
>>future--whether 
>>>there will be more increases in size, whether that will effect
>>price, etc.
>>>Jenny
>>>
>>>
>>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>>From: "Chase Crispin" 
>>>To: 
>>>Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 7:33 PM
>>>Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: 40gb hd?
>>>
>>>
>>>>Please correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I know,
LevelStar
>>wants to
>>>>keep the price the same, no matter how tiny or gigantic the
hard
>>drive is.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Chase Crispin
>>>>Administrator and moderator of the Blind Mobile Tech (BMT)
blog,
>>and soon 
>>>>to
>>>>be website!
>>>>Blog:
>>>>http://blindmobiletech.blogspot.com/ 
>>>>APH training video feed:
>>>>http://www.youtube.com/BraillePlus/ 
>>>>Note:  Most RSS readers and Podcatchers don't support this
type
>>of feed.
>>>>You can try, however, you just might have to open the page in
>>Internet
>>>>Explorer and see what happens.
>>>>e-mail:
>>>>chase.crispin@xxxxxxxxx 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>>[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Rob
>>Lambert
>>>>Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 7:18 PM
>>>>To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>>Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: 40gb hd?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I'm not sure if this has been responded to yet (as I usually
>>don't read 
>>>>all
>>>>the stuff that comes in; there's too much of it) but I checked
>>the website
>>>>and the 40 GB HDD Icon still sells for $1,395.
>>>>----------------------------------------
>>>>>From: llumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>>>To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>>>Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: 40gb hd?
>>>>>Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 15:35:49 -0500
>>>>>
>>>>>Jenny, Do you know the cost of this to the customer?  Thanks.
>>>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>>>From: "Jenny Axler"
>>>>>To:
>>>>>Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 3:13 PM
>>>>>Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: 40gb hd?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Yes, new Icons currently have 40 GB hard drives.  And yes,
you
>>can
>>>>upgrade
>>>>>>your unit.  If you choose to do this, you'll send your unit
>>in, they 
>>>>>>will
>>>>>>place a 40 GB drive in your unit, and will send you your 30
GB
>>drive 
>>>>>>back
>>>>>>in a USB enclosure which can then be used as an external
>>drive, and can
>>>>be
>>>>>>powered with Icon.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Please note: right now, this only applies to Icons.  As far
as
>>I know,
>>>>>>Braille + units still have 30 GB drives.
>>>>>>Jenny
>>>>>>
>>>>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>>>>From: "David Poehlman"
>>>>>>To:
>>>>>>Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 8:32 AM
>>>>>>Subject: [icon-discuss] 40gb hd?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Hi all,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I noticed that the Icon now lists a 40gb hd.  As far as I
>>remember, it
>>>>>>>formerly had 30.  When did this change and can we upgrade?
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>+, Visit
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>>>>>>>Visit the LevelStar FAQ page at
>>>>>>>http://www.levelstar.com/support-faqs.php 
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>>>>>>Visit the LevelStar FAQ page at
>>>>>>http://www.levelstar.com/support-faqs.php 
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>>>>>http://www.levelstar.com/support-faqs.php 
>>>>>Visit the APH FAQ page at
>>>>>http://sun1.aph.org/webcast/brailleplus2/faq.html 
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>>>http://www.levelstar.com/support-faqs.php 
>>>Visit the APH FAQ page at
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>>Visit the APH FAQ page at
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