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Sailor S



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:52 am Reply with quote
I'd be fine if Apple was crushed by this, but I'm just an Apple hater, so I don't care much what really happens.
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Kit-Tsukasa



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:08 am Reply with quote
Sailor S wrote:
I'd be fine if Apple was crushed by this, but I'm just an Apple hater, so I don't care much what really happens.


If it makes you feel any better, it's share price has fallen $40 this week alone about 30 of which was in response to this news.
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zaltran



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:51 pm Reply with quote
I can't really see it as a monopoly because it is not something I can't do without. If it is too pricey, I just won't buy it, and I don't.
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bglassbrook



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:50 pm Reply with quote
zaltran wrote:
I can't really see it as a monopoly because it is not something I can't do without. If it is too pricey, I just won't buy it, and I don't.

Being limited to that choice is where the anti-trust implications come in. Without the presumed collusion, you would also have the option to buy it cheaper from someone else.
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Polycell
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:48 am Reply with quote
That's the thing: the DOJ presumes that the agency model is hurting competition and raising prices when it can't be proven. Even if that were true, there's also the presumption that this is a bad thing, when it could be for the best(like with anime).
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