[access-uk] Re: new accessible mp3 player

  • From: "roger south" <roger.south@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 13:09:14 +0100

I do understand the Milestone and the BC have more functions but not as ;;many 
as costing £200 more. I'm a firm believer in the manufacturers see the disabled 
as a means of making more money with the equipment we need. I'm convinced there 
is a price cartel that keeps the price up because then we can't go elsewhere.

When something like the Zen Stone comes along it emphasises just that point. 
Look at the price of audio books. The new Harry Potter is priced I believe at 
£85. I will be able to buy a print copy a few days after the release on the 21 
July for around £8.99 if previous books are anything to go by. But for the sake 
of a few CD's at around 8 pence each and the box to put it in we'll say a fiver 
I have to pay £85. Now if that isn't ripping off the disabled what is. The same 
is true of the players you mentioned but I'm climbing on my soapbox so I'll 
shut up now.


Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ian Macrae 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:18 AM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: new accessible mp3 player

  Makes you wonder why the milestone is so expensive comparatively dunnit.  any 

  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
roger south
  Sent: 30 May 2007 11:15
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: new accessible mp3 player

  I've ordered one of these from Amazon at £27.99 plus p & p totalling 
altogether £30.12. It arrives tomorrow and sounds from the write-ups very good. 
But at that price if it's not what I want I can give it away as a present and 
not lose any sleep.


  Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. 

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Adrian Higginbotham 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:50 AM
    Subject: [access-uk] new accessible mp3 player

    Just read about the upcoming release of a new screenless audible compatible 
mp3 player, at under £30 for 1gg version. and no proprietory software like 
Itunes, just use it like any USB drive.

    Adrian Higginbotham

    Accessibility content manager

    British Educational Communications and Technology Agency - BECTA
    Tel: Direct dial 024 7679 7333 - Becta switchboard 02476-416994.

    Email: Adrian.Higginbotham@xxxxxxxxxxxx
    Web: http://www.becta.org.uk/
    BECTA, Millburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry, CV4 7JJ 

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