Quick Market Survey on MP3 Players
Sunday, September 24, 2006
The San Diego Union-Tribune Sunday paper had a good number of non-Apple MP3 players for sale (cash prices listed). Here is a sample of what I saw:
- Big Lots! - RCA Lyra 256-MB MP3 Player for $29.99
- Target - Memorex 512-MB MP3 Player for $58
- Office Depot - Philips 1GB MP3 Player for $69.99 (with a $30 mail-in rebate offer); Archos 4GB Mp3 Player for $159.99 (with a $20 mail-in rebate offer)
- Best Buy - Samsung 1GB U2JZ MP3 Player for $79.99; Sandisk 2GB E250 MP3 Player for $129.99
- CompuUSA - Sandisk 2GB E250 MP3 Player for $129.99
- Circuit City - Sony 2GB Flash Digital Music Player for $129.99; Creative Labs 8-GB Zen MicroPhoto MP3 Player for $179.99; and Creative Labs 30GB Zen Vision:M for $299.99
It should be noted that the RCA Lyra also has a SD/MMC slot for expansion storage. And the San Disk E250 has a Mini-SD slot for additional storage.
Also the only direct Apple iPods advertising that I saw was for the 30-GB Black or White iPod via BestBuy's online store (no price listed).