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Prince Opus iPod to sell for $2,100

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Apr 2009 20:25 User comments (20)

Prince Opus iPod to sell for $2,100 The British publishing company Kraken Opus has announced it will be selling 950 special edition purple iPod Touch devices, each preloaded with 40 minutes of Prince's “21 Nights” 2007 tour in London as well as the live soundtrack from his “Indigo Nights” album.
Also coming with the Touch is the “Prince 21 Nights Opus" photography book which chronicles "21 Nights" and includes lyrics and poetry from Prince. The book is 200 pages and weighs an "epic 17 kg.” It is leather bound and has a velvet-covered case. What will this limited edition media player cost you? $2100 USD.

Kraken Opus CEO and founder Karl Fowler says that 300 of the players have already been sold.

“I’m ecstatic about that,”
he said. “Without being overly confident or too arrogant about it, we always knew that we would get to a sellout position within a few months.” He added that the quick sales were surprising however.

Fowler also noted that he believes the price is justified by all the exclusives you receive. “Even in this current climate, there was a thirst, a strong appetite, for people who were willing to part with a premium, because they are getting something that has never been given to them before,” he concluded.

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20 user comments

116.4.2009 20:36

who in there right mind would pay $2,100 for a ipod touch with preloaded music? I seriously doubt they sold 300 of these, Saying they already sold 300 sounds like a marketing line. If they did i know they didn't sell them in America with the current recession.

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216.4.2009 21:59

For $2100 you think they could have done up an unlocked iPhone and not an iPod Touch... That's just stupid.

316.4.2009 22:01

Plain and simple. Anybody who has or in the future, buys an ipod for this much is an IDIOT!

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416.4.2009 22:11

Not to mention that The Artist Formerly Known as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince" is rubbish.

516.4.2009 22:18

I don't really know much of him, I saw him perform on SNL a month or so ago though and it wasn't bad... Kinda had that Jimi Hendrix style...

616.4.2009 22:34

hey, everyone! how about i upload the songs for free just bring me ur ipods? stupid appple

717.4.2009 4:41

they are only making 950 cause that's all they can sell!!! he doesn't have many more fans than that anyways! ok maybe not that bad i just don't care for him!

817.4.2009 7:05

You guys clearly don't understand collectables/limited editions, and how rabid people who are fans for bands like Prince. I can almost guarantee they'll sell them all and there will likely be demand for more. And as for the ammount of people in his fanbase comment, ha you'd be very surprised.

917.4.2009 7:33

Originally posted by canuckerz:
You guys clearly don't understand collectables/limited editions, and how rabid people who are fans for bands like Prince. I can almost guarantee they'll sell them all and there will likely be demand for more. And as for the ammount of people in his fanbase comment, ha you'd be very surprised.
+1 to that.
'Hardcore' fans will pay alot for collectables and limited edition stuff.

1017.4.2009 9:49

There are always people to pay a lot for something that is in limited supply! What appears to be 'over the top' to some, is normal everyday spending to others.

As for the guy stating none would be sold in the US because of the recession, wake up dude! This is a global problem and not exclusive to the United States.

Very few people have influenced the music industry as much as Prince - like him or not, his past and current success is not an accident and should be acknowledged accordingly instead of being 'stumped on'... Of course, just my $0.02!

1117.4.2009 11:30

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
hey, everyone! how about i upload the songs for free just bring me ur ipods? stupid appple
Reading is fundamental, and a coherent thought, people.

Quote:
Also coming with the Touch is the “Prince 21 Nights Opus" photography book which chronicles "21 Nights" and includes lyrics and poetry from Prince. The book is 200 pages and weighs an "epic 17 kg.” It is leather bound and has a velvet-covered case.
So clearly it's not just a iPod with music.

1217.4.2009 13:05

No, its an iPod and music with a book that cost $30 to make

1317.4.2009 14:09

About 3 years ago someone put up an auction for David Bowie's cigarette butt. They had pictures of him putting out the cig to show it was legit. The auction closed at $160. These iPods will sell out to 950 idiots too.

1417.4.2009 14:10

Wait until the replicas start hitting the net to be sold as the real thing. Then more idiots can throw away their money.

1517.4.2009 14:37

For that price it should come with treasure maps too...

1617.4.2009 18:31

he may well have a broad fan base and they are very welcome to these ipods.myself,i wouldnt buy anything that prick had anything to do with.by the way,he is not now,nor will ever be in the same class as hendrix.cheers.

1718.4.2009 0:32

Who the hell is "PUNTZ"??

1818.4.2009 0:52

Originally posted by aldan:
he may well have a broad fan base and they are very welcome to these ipods.myself,i wouldnt buy anything that prick had anything to do with.by the way,he is not now,nor will ever be in the same class as hendrix.cheers.
No sht, Hendrix rules. I guess you could call Prince a poser :P

1920.4.2009 21:49
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Quote:
Originally posted by aldan:
he may well have a broad fan base and they are very welcome to these ipods.myself,i wouldnt buy anything that prick had anything to do with.by the way,he is not now,nor will ever be in the same class as hendrix.cheers.
No sht, Hendrix rules. I guess you could call Prince a poser :P
Actually he is NOT a Hendrix Poser but does some kind of Freakish Dance music or Techno Pop crap. He has a following ... Just goes to show how many ignorant sheep there are ...

2020.4.2009 23:27

He wasn't too bad before he went nutty and then he turned himself into a peace symbol. I don't know what you were supposed to call him after that. I reckon Puntz suits him now. I don't get why some artists have to call themselves funny names. Does it make it easier to remember them or something?

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