<rant> (you’ve been warned)
Look. If you’re going to be a devout fanboy, you can’t whine when you get burned. So what, you sat in line for 24 hours and got one of the very first Apple iPhones. Do I feel sorry for you? No. What now? Steve Jobs announces a $200 price drop for new iPhones. Whoops. I guess that’s what you get for being a fanboy.
Of course, Steve isn’t blind or deaf, so your whining did get you $100 of that back if you bought early. You’re lucky to be getting even that. Frankly, if you’re dumb enough to be so enraptured with a company or item that you’re willing to stand in line for more than an hour or so for the ability to buy it, you deserve to pay a premium for the item. The only good reason to do that is to take advantage of someone stupider by selling it on eBay for twice the premium you paid for it. That’s a good use of your time in line. Getting paid for it.
And why was the iPhone such a brilliantly great gadget up until the other day? What changed? When you thought it was a $600 gadget it was the greatest phone ever. At $400, it’s suddenly a horrible gadget from a horrible company? BullSh!t. You got your teensy feelings hurt and you’re holding a grudge.
And what the hell were you doing paying $600 for a phone in the first place? You’re probably the same people who complain when your $300 bottle of wine doesn’t have the exact taste it was supposed to. If you can afford to waste $300 on a bottle of wine, you have no right to complain about it. What you should be complaining about is how people like you have way too much damn money and it isn’t fair to smarter, more sensible people.
Consider that $100 premium you paid a fee that you pay to Apple for being allowed to be a Fanboy. And don’t think for one minute that I’m letting you get away with the “early adopter”, cutting edge, bull either.
P.S. Gizmodo has a few ways that you might (might) be able to get more than $100 back.