Saturday, February 9th 2008

Microsoft Can't Keep Up with Zune Demand; Offers Free Zunes as Compensation

Apparently, the Microsoft Zune 80s (which is red for Valentine's Day) is immensely popular. Unfortunately, Microsoft can't keep up. Upon hearing this, Microsoft decided that they did not want the bad press of not keeping a promise. And so, if you're not getting your red Zune by Valentine's Day (assuming you've already ordered one), Microsoft promises you all your money back, and a pink Zune as soon as they can get one to you, free of charge. If you qualify for the free Zune, you will most likely get an E-mail or phone call from Microsoft.Source: Neowin.net
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21 Comments on Microsoft Can't Keep Up with Zune Demand; Offers Free Zunes as Compensation

#1
EviLZeD
wow thats generous of them
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#3
jocksteeluk
If they guaranteed delivery it would work out cheaper than getting sued.
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#4
TheGuruStud
ROFL, nice try M$. Everyone knows you're not selling much of that junk. Making limited quantities to begin with is not selling an extraordinary amount.
I think they could switch manuf. lines over very quickly to red. After all, it's basically just changing out the paint.
I will go out on a limb and say this is a partial stunt to create hype about that pathetic excuse of a player (yes I hate the Ipod too).
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#5
Scrizz
wow I wish i could get a free zune
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#7
Conti027
i like the zune i got one for my uncle for x-mas and i was looking at it and its pretty sweet. i personly think its better then the ipod but the "i" is a trend so i dont think the zune will do to good unless people realize ipods blow
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#8
broke
I used to think like you guys until I saw the price on an 80GB Ipod classic, $250!! couple it with Rockbox and you've got yourself a sleeks and functional mammoth of a mp3 player. come on guys, money talks and bullshit walks.
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SK-1
by: Conti027
i like the zune i got one for my uncle for x-mas and i was looking at it and its pretty sweet. i personly think its better then the ipod but the "i" is a trend so i dont think the zune will do to good unless people realize ipods blow
I totally agree. Having both the iPod and a Zune, I now realize how much easier and better the
new Zune is. It is better in all respects from the interface to the marketplace and WAY more durable than my iPod.
Zune FTW.
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#10
beyond_amusia
As if they are selling that many Zunes... Then again, maybe the world has suddenly slammed down their iPods and screamed "I want a Zune!" :ohwell:
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SK-1
by: beyond_amusia
As if they are selling that many Zunes... Then again, maybe the world has suddenly slammed down their iPods and screamed "I want a Zune!" :ohwell:
I think Apple is safe for a while:). But it is nice to see a good alternative.:toast:
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#12
wazzledoozle
Zune's are getting immensely popular around here. But this is Microsoft's home turf, so it's probably not like this anywhere else. I see more Zune 30's than ipods at school now, a lot of people got them for xmas.
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#13
Conti027
by: wazzledoozle
Zune's are getting immensely popular around here. But this is Microsoft's home turf, so it's probably not like this anywhere else. I see more Zune 30's than ipods at school now, a lot of people got them for xmas.
yeah, all they have to do is give a free cup of coffee with a Zune and no one will have a ipod here in Washington.
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#14

does anyone know what the difference in sound quality is between them? I found that my friend's ipod wouldn't play .wav, so I assume it's somewhat low.
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ChillyMyst
by: TheGuruStud
ROFL, nice try M$. Everyone knows you're not selling much of that junk. Making limited quantities to begin with is not selling an extraordinary amount.
I think they could switch manuf. lines over very quickly to red. After all, it's basically just changing out the paint.
I will go out on a limb and say this is a partial stunt to create hype about that pathetic excuse of a player (yes I hate the Ipod too).
wrong, the zune is gaining popularity VERY FAST, mainly because its at least slitly better value then the ipod's.

personaly i like the samsung YP-u3 and other YP- seirse players, they play more formats like vorbis ;)
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#17
ChillyMyst
best player ever made for pure audio listening.

iriver h10, these units play EEVERY FORMAT, have steller fetures, and u can upgrade the HDD pretty damn easly, my buddy got his h10 from ebay with a dead hdd for 20bucks, he grabbed a 160gb micro/mini hdd that would fit, we slaped it in, used the iriver software iriver sent us and BAM back up and running with 4-8x the orignal space!!!!

no 3rd party software needed, just plug it in, drag and drop ur files on it and done :)
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Damn, too bad I didnt grab one of them.
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#19
ChillyMyst
if ur talking about the h10, watch ebay and such, if u get one with a dieing/dead hdd its cheap to slap a larger then stock one in there :)
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#20
Kursah
How much does an 160gb micro hdd cost?...

I got my g/f a Zune for X-mas to replace her failing I-Pod with that damn sad ipod icon! That was the third replacement in a year...one overheated and stopped responding, one stopped communicating w/the pc and the last one just had ipod icon...

The zune has been great, the software is miles ahead of iTunes...never again will I install such a bloated waste of software on my PC...the Zune software is simple, nice looking and gets the job done. But everyone has their experiences and opinions..and there are other options like ChillyMyst points out. But I do give MS a thumbs up on the Zune as it has performed as expected.
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#21
Ravenas
Good to hear the Zune is doing alright, however Microsoft created this predicament for themselves. By not manufacturing enough of the players they created a shortage and a "demand" for a product. Even if they didn't know this would happen, there was still a forced demand.
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