I read something once about inner city poor kids that wore the most expensive
Michael Jordan shoes. Their parents were on public assistance but they were
going to make sure their kids had them to fit in at school and because they all
loved Michael Jordan. Kids were even killing each other in some places to take
them from kids. These status things sometimes have nothing to do
with whether people can afford them or not. Otherwise, you wouldn't see
homeless people with cell phones.
There are poor people all over this country including inner city kids that own
them. It means nothing. Their parents and some of these other adults are going
without other things to own them. They are status symbols even the poor own.
Hogwash! Go to any soup line in any ghetto/slum and you can find gang bangers
and drug addicts talking on their iphone as they await their free meal. I saw a
picture of michelle obummer, poster person of what a first lady should NEVER be,
serving soup to a group of "poor" folks as they took selfies with her on
I'm not rich by any means, but the android platform is horrible,
complicated and susceptible to viruses and other cyber attacks.I own
Apple at home, work on Apple at work, and have an iPhone, it isn't about a
fashion statement of status symbol, it's about a product that works. I left
the PC platform in 2000, and never even glanced back....and
it's never caught on fire or exploded.
I knew it! If only I had one then I would be rich.
@HSTucker,I consider those with annual income over $65,000 to be
plenty wealthy for sure. If I had that much I would easily be able to afford a
nice house paid off in just a few years, be completely debt free; and even have
plenty money to actually have some children.But, even at that amount
of money there is no way I would buy an iPhone piece of over-priced garbage that
is a status symbol and nothing more. Perhaps, that is why I would be rich at
$65K; because I prioritize my money and not spend it on unnecessarily expensive
Not always. You can get older/less popular models for a lot less.
It's interesting that the Deseret News considers those with annual income
over about $65,000 (top quartile 2016) to be "rich."
Good to know someone spent money to determine that if you purchase goods
considered "expensive" you are most likely rich.