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Old Mar 11, 2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Question What if you'd bought Apple stock instead of their products?

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Kyle Conroy, a computer science student at University of California, Berkeley, has hundreds of other examples on his personal Web site that show what would have happened if you had decided to purchase Apple stock, which is at around $350 a share Thursday, instead of buying the company’s products when they were announced.
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Now imagine that instead of buying the Apple PowerBook in 1997, you decided to spend $5,700 on Apple stock. You would have done a little better. Indeed, today your Apple stock would be worth $330,563.
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...go back to 2001 and, instead of paying $400 for the first generation iPod with the now-iconic scroll wheel, and instead decided to buy the company stock, you would have made a profit of over $11,500.


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Old Mar 11, 2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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You'd be rich instead of negative monies
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 04:54 PM   #3
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You'd be rich instead of buying a product that's guaranteed to be outdated in a year
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 04:56 PM   #4
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Wow.

Sort of like Google being so high when it went public.

I'm glad I bit though...
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You'd be rich instead of buying a product that's guaranteed to be outdated in a year
At least you get a year. Non-Apple products get outdated every 3 months.
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At least you get a year. Non-Apple products get outdated every 3 months.
The cost of progess
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 05:00 PM   #7
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I think this guy did a similar article on Microsoft, if you'd bought in at the start and sold now you'd have like ~600k, or 1.3M if you'd sold at the peak in 2001.
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At least you get a year. Non-Apple products get outdated every 3 months.
only if you have ADD and need the latest shiny gadget.
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