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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Red Zune to Sell for $220 Exclusively at Target, Amazon for 30 Days

Posted by Damion Chaplin in "Zune Hardware" @ 12:00 PM

http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=62043

"Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its Zune music player this week with an announcement that the new, brightly colored red Zune will go on sale at a retail location whose brand is closely aligned with the very same color - Target - and also at Target's online retail partner, Amazon.com. The red Zune will be available exclusively at Target and Amazon.com for 30 days beginning Sunday and then will be available at the same retail locations where Zune currently is sold thereafter. Red Zune will retail for $220 and have the same tech specs as its Zune peers."

The red Zune goes on sale tomorrow, but only at Target stores and Amazon.com, at least for 30 days. It will also debut at $220, which will nicely coincide with Father's Day, which is coming the following Sunday.

Interestingly, the iPod Amnesty Bin was mentioned at the end of the article: "The 'iPod Amnesty Bin' was a lighthearted gesture among Zune employees and was intended to be simply a humorous motivator for only the people who are working on the project," Ball says. "It was not a company-wide program, and the bin is no longer in the lobby of the Zune building." C'mon guys, it was a joke. You didn't need to take it away because some people didn't get it...


Monday, June 4, 2007

Official "Watermelon Red" Zune Photos, Release Pegged for June 10th

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 03:23 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/04/red-zune-coming-on-june-10th-try-and-contain-your-excitement/



If you've been holding your breath for the release of the red Zune, you can start to exhale slowly - but make that exhale last six more days, because that's when the "watermelon red" Zune will be available from both Target or Amazon. It's quite interesting that Target has the retail lock on the red Zune - makes me wonder what kind of cross-promotional buy-in they made with Microsoft, and if the red Zune will be offered at a special price or with some sort of bundle. On November 14th, launch day of the Zune, Target was selling them for $249 but you received a $25 Target gift card with purchase, which greatly reduced the price of any accessories purchased. Maybe we'll see something similar again?

Have you been holding off buying a Zune until this red model is released? I know Mike Temporale from Smartphone Thoughts has been - anyone else? Two more pictures after the break (photos pulled from Engadget.com). Read more...


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My Zune Hunt Was Successful!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Talk" @ 12:00 PM

I awoke this morning at 7 am, ready to start my quest for the Zune. I had figured out where I needed to go last night: back to Circuit City, where I had purchased the Canon SD800. They were getting in about a dozen of each colour, and would sell me up to five units. Target is selling the Zune for the same price, but are also offering a $25 in-store gift card with every purchase. I hopped in the cab, and headed back to the Circuit City, which was about 20 minutes away. We made good time, and got there 20 minutes before it opened. As I hoped (and suspected) there was no line up: the Zune is no Xbox 360, and most people don't even know what it is. The cab driver said he needed to go get gas, and offered to turn off the meter while he did so. On the way back from the gas station, I spotted a Target and thought "Well, they'll let me buy one, so I might as well stop". I went inside, and much to my surprise, they let me pick up two - which meant $50 in gift cards. That reduced the price of the $99 Zune Home A/V Pack to $49, which was great. I also picked up a "Z-Shield" by Agent18, a hard plastic case for $25. After Target I went over to Circuit City to pick up the remainder of my Zune units.


Figure 1: Up at the Circuit City till, checking out with one Zune of each colour. They also had a promotion going where for each Zune purchased, you get an eMusic gift card good for 65 songs. I'll be giving those away as prizes later.
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