OK, say they didn’t guess right in the very beginning. By well over a year ago, the writing was one the wall and there was plenty of time to satisfy customer demand.
The clips are already produced as part of the complete unit. No special work force there.
Sorry - not satisfied with those excuses.
If the writing was on the wall as you say, then why are so many people breaking them? Wouldn’t they know the risk, and therefore be more careful? In 9 months of daily use, my original Clip’s clip never broke. A crack developed on it, yes…but it didn’t break. I haven’t heard anything from the current owner of it about it breaking either. My newer Clip, bought in February, hasn’t developed the crack on its clip, and I use it daily.
These are not excuses for SanDisk not having them available, either…they should have them available. But I think people are getting a little too worked up over the issue.