Classless behavior on kijiji / FBM with Airpods Pro, as expected
On the surface, we have a positive situation. Apple finally releases a headphone product that is well-reviewed/. It's basically one of the only wireless earbuds that exists (along with the Sony and maybe the amazon echo buds) that has noise cancelling in a small form factor, along with good sound quality. It's being lauded as a decent product in a very messy market of wireless headphones.
And then we have the reactions:
- Apple fanbois run out in droves to get this as a status symbol, despite most of them having no interest in noise cancelling. Product sells out.
- Kijiji idiots see an opportunity to (1) Sell Fake Airpods and scam people (2) Sell real airpods for a 50$ profit margin even though it's likely to come back in stock in a month or less.
At the end of the day, these are just gadgets, I have no reason to be upset or expect different behavior from people.
On the other hand, it's another slap in the face delivered by being greed and vanity, at the expense of with people with hearing issues , mobility issues, or people trying to climb out of anxiety and depression by starting a new workout routine (ever tried doing yoga with full-size headphones?)
Android and Windows don't even offer left/right balancing with bluetooth headphones. Apple finally approaches the mobility-first headphone nirvana and we've still got everyday idiots making the problem worse just because they can.