We try hard at Gear Diary to share with you awesome deals around the web…but what about times when shopping somewhere WON’T save you money? There are some instances where pricing is so out of whack it’s like a train wreck, and you won’t believe it. Want to know what devices are commanding over 100% premium to their initial release price? Click the read link and find out…
Remember the Palm TX? It originally retailed for $299. It has developed quite the cult following as the last “power user” PDA made by Palm before they switched entirely over to a smartphone lineup. However, unless the device also washes your bathroom and takes out the trash, it’s hard to justify a 100%+ increase in price…but that’s what you’ll pay if you look on Amazon.com for a Palm TX+Hardcase. Of course, you could also skip the hardcase and pay $479 for just the TX. They’re going for significantly cheaper on Ebay, so try there if you’re desperate for a new Palm.
Think that’s bad? It gets worse…how about $399 for a Palm Z22? Your cold, hard cash will get you 32 whopping mb of internal storage and a blazing 200mhz processor with a 160×160 screen. For reference, the same device debuted at $99 in 2005. So this is 400% increase in price…or if you’ve got a new in box one lying around, a 400% gain if you sell it! Again, Z22′s are much cheaper on ebay, so be sure to shop around if you have a burning desire to own a low-end PDA.
How much would you pay for an electronic device that’s been discontinued? Let us know below!