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Old 09-12-2007, 08:46 PM
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Does anybody feel that the $299 price tag for the 16GB is steep? With the new 80GB iPod at only $249, don't you feel like Creative should be more aggressively pricing its new Zen?

I'd really like to buy one, and I could easily fill up 16GB, but $300 just seems like a high price tag. Maybe it is just me, but I really can't decide between the 8 and the 16.

Let me just point out that I actually stepped on my Zen V Plus, so now I don't have a player at all. :| :|
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:50 PM
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Don't forget you're talking about flash memory vs. HDD here... it's a huge difference, price wise.

The 8GB iPod Nano costs $200. So the 16GB Zen is actually quite a bit cheaper. That's a fair comparison.
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:05 PM
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what he said, the 8GB is also 199 (Same as nano) but has to offer MUCH more.
and again, flash is still very expensive. but, prices have been going down, look at the 4GB 1G iPod nano (that was 249 when it first came out) so, i suspect that Creative will lower their prices, since they ALWAYS have their competing player at a cheaper price (look at the Zen V Plus)
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:42 PM
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I understand that flash is more expensive, but I just figured that Creative would have launched this at a bit of a lower price. The 16GB Zen V Plus is $249 I believe. I'm not sure what price it was originally listed as, though.

I'll probably go for the 8 gig version.. I think it's somewhat reasonably priced seeing that it's just being released, and I'll look to Creative's next HDD player to satisfy that need. I just need to stop thinking about the ZEN as a full player and consider it as what it is.. a portable flash player. Can't forget about the SD slot as well.

So is it actually the size of a credit card (excluding depth)?
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:47 PM
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Creative Zen Prices:
4GB - $149
8GB - $199
16GB - $299

iTouch (iPod Touch)
4GB - None that exist
8GB - $299
16GB - $399

iPod Nano
4GB - $149
8GB - $199

So I personally say creative is not doing a bad job with the prices, esp on the 16GB Zen.

Now remember, even though the Nano has the same price, the Zen has a better bigger screen, SD card reader (unlimited storage), FM radio, and plenty more features
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I thought it was a little high when I first saw the prices but then I realized that it is a flash drive.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:57 AM
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The 16GB Zen is priced at 190 ($385) in the UK.

A bit on the expensive side IMO but I have pre-ordered one from Amazon.

Like most creative stuff, I would expect the price to come down a bit after 6months or so.
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Someone in Australia is making a killing.

8GB zen is $329.95
8GB nano is $279.
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:40 AM
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I thought it was a little high when I first saw the prices but then I realized that it is a flash drive.
I think thats the case with a lot of people...

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The 16GB Zen is priced at 190 ($385) in the UK.

A bit on the expensive side IMO but I have pre-ordered one from Amazon.

Like most creative stuff, I would expect the price to come down a bit after 6months or so.
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Someone in Australia is making a killing.

8GB zen is $329.95
8GB nano is $279.
WOW.... I wonder if it would be cheaper for one of us, USA guys, to buy it for you and just send it to you...
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Oh here's the maths for those who arent up with the exchange rates (0.80 AU = 1.00 US)

Pod nano 8Gb
US price: $248AU
AU price: $279AU.
Shipping etc $30, not too bad.

Zen 8Gb
US price: $248AU
AU price: $330AU
Shipping etc $80, not to mention we are closer to malaysia/china/singapore.
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Old 09-14-2007, 04:36 AM
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compared to the Nano, it could be a little lower...but compared to the Sansa View's expected price...
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WOW.... I wonder if it would be cheaper for one of us, USA guys, to buy it for you and just send it to you...
I often buy stuff from the US and get it shipped but you get problems with warranty if something goes wrong with the unit.

I bought my ZEN Vision ( and Sansa ) from the US as soon as it was released but this was because it was not available to buy in the UK for quite a few months after it's US release so I was willing to take the chance that nothing would go wrong.

The Zen, on the other hand, is available in the UK at the same time as in the US and by the time I paid the import taxes etc the price difference would only be a few $$ and not worth taking a risk with the warranty.
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I often buy stuff from the US and get it shipped but you get problems with warranty if something goes wrong with the unit.

I bought my ZEN Vision ( and Sansa ) from the US as soon as it was released but this was because it was not available to buy in the UK for quite a few months after it's US release so I was willing to take the chance that nothing would go wrong.

The Zen, on the other hand, is available in the UK at the same time as in the US and by the time I paid the import taxes etc the price difference would only be a few $$ and not worth taking a risk with the warranty.
Wow I'm sorry to hear man...

Thats a bit annoying that they do that... I guess us US slickers do get lucky with that kind of stuff.
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price for the 4g is now $129.99 US.
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:49 PM
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Nonetheless with the amazingly high exchange rate, all US prices are very much cheaper for us in AUD if we ship from US
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price for the 4g is now $129.99 US.
Oh wow, now I'm even more tempted to getting it!
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