A recent Slashdot article claims that the markup on the new iPhone X is way too much.
Be that as it may, this comment from a reader made my day as it is so true:
A Plumber Goes on a Call to Fix a Leaky Faucet...
When he arrives at the customer's house, he inspects the faucet, installs a new rubber gasket, and gives the customer a bill for $100.
"This is outrageous," says the customer. "I demand an itemized bill."
The plumber quickly writes up an itemized bill:
Rubber Gasket: $0.50
Knowing where to put it: $99.50
A couple of months ago I decided to purchase a NEC MultiSync PA322UHD-2 monitor from B&H in the US. The monitor ticked all the right boxes. But when the unit arrived I was greeted with a defect in the panel. There was a dark spot appearing in front of the RGB sub pixels that was quite annoying. The spot was definitely behind the glass layer, but it was not a pixel defect as the area moved relative with your viewpoint.
I reached out to NEC technical support and after sending through a photo of the issue and my invoice, they RMA-ed the unit. Nothing out of the ordinary so far. But the journey was far from over.
The replacement unit was actually worse. It too had the same defect, but in a different location on the panel. It also had additional spots. So back it went and another unit was sent. Same thing - if you were keeping count, this is now unit number 3.
In a first for me, a fashion designer named Bożena Karska asked me a while ago permission to use one of my peacock feather photos as inspiration for a dress she is designing. I said yes to her request, and couple of months later she emailed me with the result - I am impressed (though that model can do with some love)!