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View Full Version : Zune Enters Jamaican Market; Question Marks Abound

Darius Wey
12-11-2006, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20061210/business/business2.html' target='_blank'>http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20061210/business/business2.html</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;</em><em>Popular electronics store, Watts New, has added the 30-GB Zune player to its line over the last week, selling them for $29,5000 (plus GCT), compared to the 30-GB iPod for $33,500 (plus GCT).&quot;</em><br /><br /><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2006/wey-20061011-jamaica.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />Out in left field, <a href="http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20061210/business/business2.html" target="_blank">Jamaica Gleaner News</a> has reported that the Zune has entered the Jamaican market with a hefty price tag of $295,000 JMD ($4,810 USD) each, or the more acceptable (typo-less) price tag of $29,500 JMD ($481 USD) each. You decide. ;-)<br /><br />All that said, we're skeptical. There's been hardly a whisper out of Redmond about an official Jamaican launch, and we think this is more a case of a Jamaican store importing Zune devices from the USA and reselling them. Any new Jamaican-based Zune users here care to let us know if this is the real deal? How's that Jamaican Zune Marketplace, or is it non-existent?

12-12-2006, 02:32 AM
I hope that any Jamaican buyer realizes the work arounds that they will have to do to use the Zune service..

12-12-2006, 04:02 AM
I don't think that the Gleaner is saying that the Zune is to be officially released in Jamaica. They even say:

The Zune hasn't hit the local market yet, so most of the comparison is done via the Internet, which has provided the critics to get on with the 'battle' and assist in making their selection.