Roger, you don't need to pay 85 pounds for it. RNIB are selling it in daisy, and I am sure I read it was going to be 17 pounds. ----- Original Message ----- From: roger south To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:09 PM Subject: [access-uk] Re: new accessible mp3 player 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. Roger 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 views? ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Roger 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. http://accessbrit.wordpress.com/ 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 http://www.bbc.co.uk This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal views which are not the views of the BBC unless specifically stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your system. Do not use, copy or disclose the information in any way nor act in reliance on it and notify the sender immediately. Please note that the BBC monitors e-mails sent or received. Further communication will signify your consent to this.