Have you noticed that iPod pricing is suspiciously consistent across retailers?
The Trade Practices Act prohibits price coercion, doesn’t it?
How are Apple getting around this?
I suspect that there’s next to no margin on the iPods themselves, but the accessories are high margin. So there’s no room to discount, but the profit comes from the impulse upsell. But this theory doesn’t make a huge amount of sense to me, unless Apple’s making their money on iTunes rather than the iPods.