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Old 03-27-2011, 12:40 PM
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Hello all,

I've been a lurker on this forum for literally years, and I feel like i know you all already.

Also let me start by saying that I absolutely love my Zune. It's an amazing device that does exactly what I want it to. I don't want to start illicit rumors but with everything going on with the rumors and such recently I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in.

I work at my local best buy as a sales rep selling digital cameras, mp3 players ect... I was selling a Zune the day when I realized we were all out of 16GB players. I checked our systems and it says that the Zune is discontinued and we would not be getting any more in. Now I know best buy is by no means the greatest electronics retailer in the world, and we don't have the most comprehensive selection either, so take this as you wish.

I find it strange that we would stop carrying something like that, if it was still in production. Either way I'm really sad, because I find it so much fun to sell a zune. People are always amazed when you tell them what it can actually do, and for the the price ($100 less than that of an ipod touch for double the space). But I digress...

Anyhow I'm not saying that this is the final proof of zune death or anything, just that at least the best buy I work at is not going to carry it anymore.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:59 PM
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hmm. I know the best buy near us seems indecisive and sometimes sells them and sometimes doesn't. Maybe they're weeding out the 16 for the 64?
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:02 PM
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Thats possible. I'll have to check and see if the 32 says discontinued as well, I honestly didn't think to before.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:55 PM
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Well different Best Buy's sell there items different than other Best buys. Example I was about to get the Bodom at one in the North side, wasn't available or plans to sell it at that store, but the one in downtown does the complete opposite for that album. Ironically I don't see them stop selling them since they are saying the 64gb is new in their selection on the site.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:44 PM
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Best Buy's always been biased towards Zune hardware. I remember back when the 80 launched they only carried it in stores for about a month and then sold it online only.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:13 PM
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The BB here has the ZuneHD 32gb on sale for $199.00 in the Sunday advertisements. Right next to it is the Ipod Touch 8gb for $229.00. The Zune has four times the capacity for less. And you know what? They will sell the crap out of the Touch's and the Zune will just fade into obscurity. I like my Zune but am disappointed with the lack of accessories and the support it gets from MS. 'Scuse me but the Zune ecosystem is not new hardware. It is the software and Pass living on in frigin phones. I have a phone. It makes great calls but it doesn't get on the internet and the mp3 player sucks. I like it that way. But who cares what a balding, fat old man likes. I always liked going against the establishment and that is why I support anything not Apple. My children can support 'em. Pleeeease keep the Zune hardware evolving. Dave, if your listening, how do we convince your bosses to keep a good thing going? Did you know Ford was thinking of making a four door mustang but outcry was so strong they never did. One voice is a whisper, many a roar.

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Old 03-29-2011, 01:02 PM
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I checked this morning... 32 Gb version still shows as an active model, so for whatever reason were just not going to carry 16Gb version.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:16 PM
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But who cares what a balding, fat old man likes.
The fact that you support the Zune brand makes you the coolest balding fat old man on the planet.
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But who cares what a balding, fat old man likes.
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I'm beginning to see a trend in ZuneHD owners.
Bald - check
Fat - check
Old - check
Man - check
Own a ZuneHD - check

... hmmm
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:23 AM
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@bbells: Thanks for the behind the BestBuy scenes info...

And I apologize for any ragging on BestBuy personnel I may have previously engaged in - clearly you are an exception, someone who demonstrates exceedingly good taste by lurking here at ABi...
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:31 PM
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I bought my 64gb from Amazon and I checked last week and they no longer stocked it. Checked again today, still none.

About 14 other business who are sellign thru amazon, but Amazon itself is not selling it directly.
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I'm beginning to see a trend in ZuneHD owners.
Bald - check
Fat - check
Old - check
Man - check
Own a ZuneHD - check

... hmmm
Hey, I sold my Z:HD's, but the rest (mostly) fit,...
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I bought my 64gb from Amazon and I checked last week and they no longer stocked it. Checked again today, still none.

About 14 other business who are sellign thru amazon, but Amazon itself is not selling it directly.
I got my 64gb HD from Amazon around December '10, and it was the same, it wasn't Amazon selling it then either.
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Zune HD 64 GB Video MP3 Player (Black)
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I'm beginning to see a trend in ZuneHD owners.
Bald - check
Fat - check
Old - check
Man - check

... hmmm
hey! i'm none of those!
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Well, apparently they follow the HD, so stay away

Though, I personally hope I've got a while before I become bald, fat, and old, and it's definitely too late for me to stay away from Zune...
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Yeah I don't know any bald fat old men who own a ZuneHD personally. But I don't know any girls who own one either. :P
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Well, I'm old, but not bald and I can do sets of 50 pushups, 20 pullups, and 25 dips. I'm still a bit on the "pleasantly plump" side
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Eh, more cushion for the...

Oh, I think I'll stop there...
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I'm beginning to see a trend in ZuneHD owners.
Bald - check
Fat - check
Old - check
Man - check
Own a ZuneHD - check

... hmmm
Hey! I resent resemble that remark!
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