Originally Posted by vinnie97
I like to offset the rabidity of the core Apple fanbase by avoiding their overpriced products as well. If that makes me irrational, guilty as charged.
While there are "overpriced" Apple products, the majority of their stuff is price competitive with products that are not sold free of profits for other purposes (e.g. Amazon tablets).
Retail pricing on Apple phones = competing products in the U.S. for example and Apple's tablet offerings are similarly priced to other quality products from "rational actor" sellers, like Samsung.
There is nothing wrong with not choosing Apple products, what's irrational -- to me -- is reflexively rejecting Apple products because the company has fans. Informing us about one's anti-Apple stance to then make a point about how brand loyalty is overrated is at least odd, and I'll stick with characterizing that as "irrational".
I own Apple products, Windows products, have owned (and will own again) Android products, Samsung products, etc.