Steve Jobs Only Wishes He Could Price Like This

Erin writes, “I was searching for an iPod Nano on Google Products and this link came up!” That’s one hell of a markup there, anonymous web store with no branding and an empty “Contact Us” page. Our favorite part: “NOT FOR RESALE”—don’t even think about buying this and marking it up for your own store.

(Thanks to Erin!)

“Blue iPod Nano” [sdppro]


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  1. JohnOB1 says:

    Oh, it’s the Nano AIR, right?

  2. ironchef says:

    The American dollar is the new peso.

  3. ThinkerTDM says:

    Frankly, at that price, they can’t stop me from buying a bunch and selling them!

  4. winstonthorne says:

    Guys, look at the URL – “webstoretest1.” When you’re developing an e-com site, one of the final stages is to launch a test to make sure your code works etc. The company I work for first launched with product sku’s “STARWARS” (description: “Star Wars TIE Fighter”) for $15,000 and “TOILETPAPER,” also for $15000. The idea is either to launch your site on a QA platform (which is expensive) or in a live environment with ridiculous pricing and/or SKU’s (so that no actual consumers order the product). I’m sure this company isn’t serious.

  5. DanglinModifiers says:

    @winstonthorne: They may not be serious, but it’s still funny!

  6. Myotheralt says:

    but I already ordered 2!

  7. Bladefist says:

    he pretty much already does.

  8. redhelix says:

    Oh, that’ show much the nano itself is? I thought that was for the headphones

  9. timsgm1418 says:

    excellent, now I can get a twin for the one I already have….yeah

  10. MagicJewball says:

    CyberRebate is back!

  11. shan6 says:

    @winstonthorne: At 15 g’s I might actually consider that TIE fighter…

  12. nursetim says:

    But remember, IT JUST WORKS.

  13. SchecterShredder says:

    Wow, I’m totally selling my car for this!

  14. Trai_Dep says:

    Must. Resist. Temptation.

  15. babaki says:

    consumerist is slipping….

  16. unchi says:

    i like the one customer review.

  17. Trai_Dep says:

    @babaki: Lighten up, cupcake. :)

  18. dapuddle says:

    So…. did you buy it or not?

  19. shadow735 says:

    This is a new way Drug dealers are bringing the Dope into the US

  20. clevershark says:

    @winstonthorne: That $15k toilet paper better be the softest, most comfortable thing to ever come near my hind quarters.

  21. winstonthorne says:

    @shan6: Amen to that; beats the crap out of an econobox. And fuel-efficient, too!

  22. winstonthorne says:

    @clevershark: “It’s like wiping your ass with silk” -Merovingian, from “The Matrix: Reloaded”

  23. Buran says:

    @shan6: I’ll give them 20.

  24. redwall_hp says:

    But it’s a collector’s item now!

  25. ivanthemute says:

    @shan6: He actually meant “Thai” fighter. For 15 big ones, a martial arts master will come from Thailand and kick your butt. Sounds like a good deal, eh?

  26. reznicek111 says:

    If the guv’mint can pay $800 dollars for a toilet seat, surely $8.5k for a genuine iPod Nano is a steal? ;)

  27. numindast says:

    Distributors, by arrangement with manufacturers, can sell limited quantities of common products to retail stores at a steep discount — and these products are marked as “Not For Resale” or NFR. The idea is that stores can buy “demo” models of stuff the stores will send to consumers. I had some pretty darn good deals on stuff when I was running a store myself. That doesn’t explain why it’s listed on a public site or for that decidedly NON discounted price ;)

  28. Bay State Darren says:

    For that price, it better give you a live concert of whatever artist you’re listening to with iPod portability.

  29. KogeLiz says:

    looks like a test site to me.

  30. says:

    @winstonthorne: A QA platform is expensive? How much does it cost to put everything in a subdirectory that’s password-protected? If the answer is “more than $0”, you’d better hire a new IT team, because they’re ripping you off :-)

  31. pigeonpenelope says:

    ” You can’t afford to be as cool as me. Feb 28, 2008
    I tote my little blue iPod mini around with me on all of my international jet-setting trips.Thinking of getting one for my daughter, and at $8,500.99 it’s a steal!”

    so which person that works for that site posted that review?

  32. gStein_*|bringing starpipe back|* says:

    if you look at some of the other products on this site, it seems to back up winstonthorne’s theory:
    for the iPod touch 16gb:
    “This is a Test Product. Please do not buy it.”

  33. gStein_*|bringing starpipe back|* says:

    if you look at some of the other products on this site, it seems to back up winstonthorne’s theory:
    for the iPod touch 16gb []
    “This is a Test Product. Please do not buy it.”