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Zune's Final Price: $229.99

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Slimy    13

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One of our moles on the inside told us Microsoft just had a meeting to determine the price of the 30GB Zune. The final tally: $229.99. Microsoft was going to go $289.99 to undercut the iPod by $10, but since Apple dropped the bombshell that they were lowering prices to $249, Microsoft had to scramble to undercut the lower price as well.

As a result, the Zune might be dropping some pre-loaded content that nobody really cared much for anyway. ? Jason Chen

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bangbang023    31

Competition is a beautiful thing. I really hope this is true.

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gdodson    24

Wow, that's a great price, and a good move on Microsoft's part.

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Toology    13

I thought they would match $249 but I didn't think they would go $20 cheaper. It's good to see the consumer win when companies go at it. :D

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MGS4-SS    0

Good price, but no way in hell can it compete with the X360.

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MrKuro    0

that thing looks a little on the chunky side . . wish it were as thin as the ipod

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gdodson    24

Good price, but no way in hell can it compete with the X360.

Umm.. the Xbox360 is a console :huh: This is a DAP.

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bangbang023    31

that thing looks a little on the chunky side . . wish it were as thin as the ipod

People didn't complain about the 4G ipod and it's the same size if not a bit smaller.

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Vomer    0

Good price, but I think they are hyping it too much... Too much hype leads to dissapointment :(

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MGS4-SS    0

Umm.. the Xbox360 is a console :huh: This is a DAP.

LOL sorry, I was thinking about the iPod and I was reading a console topic. What I meant is that it will not compete (and by compete, I mean be a significant competitor) to the iPod.

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cchasem    0

k thx ms, im getting one. :)

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+Audioboxer    2,876

there a release date on this yet?

reaaaaally need a new mp3 player... my 3rd gen ipod last about 45 mins! :laugh:

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neoxphuse    7

Mine's even worse, I even changed the battery (not an authentic apple however). It's probably at 15-20 mins. Honestly, I tried to transfer songs on a full charge and it doesn't even do that anymore.

I think it's because I drain all the batteries using the iTrip for the car. It's stupid, I think if the ipod is plugged into an outlet the battery shouldn't be used. This is just a waste.

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AlphaPrime    0

Now that's a much better price. Nice work Microsoft. :D

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Guol    0

hmm interesting...I might think of getting one..

Or maybe a Sandisk Sansa e280...

But I'm off iPods for life..Really..

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sn00pie    2

I think for a $20 price difference more will would still buy the iPod Video 30gb, atleast I would. But in reality, I'm going to be buying a 2gb nano or maybe a 4gb nano, not sure yet. :/

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Max    50

I'm going to have a serious play with one before I think about changing from my beloved iPod (which is on its way out).

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daniel_rh    68

Wow, great price!

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WhoTheF    0

Well time shall decide. There is a long way to go. Who knows what Apple is up to? They have the market.. and they can drop their prices few weeks before Zune releases?

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neoxphuse    7

I would say wait till the second generation for this to come out. I'll play for it for sure before making any decisions.

Hopefully they release a second generation within a year, make it a little thinner and add a couple mroe better colours, maybe a bloody red?

Does anybody know if they heard anything about the wifi? I heard you can only transfer songs for to another zune for only 3 days max or only be able to play the sent file 3x?

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Chadwick    0

yeah but 20 bucks really isn't much, if i was in the market 20 dollars will not make me get a zune instead of an ipod, 50 or so cheaper would make a bigger difference but considering that 20 bucks wont even fill up your gas tank these days i dont find it as enough of a factor to make a big deal about.

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Menge    33

well, now they DEFINETLY have my money

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xxdesmus    0

$229 is music to my ears :)

Heck, I would have PAID to get rid of that preloaded crap, but hey ...they can keep dropping the price and completely remove all the preloaded crap.

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TheNay    1

Competition is a beautiful thing.

It sure is! :)

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Shadrack    601

Not bad at all.

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