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Apple got cheap on the nano!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:01 pm    Post subject: Apple got cheap on the nano! Reply with quote

Now this isn't a flame it's some interesting news I found.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137350-pg,1/article.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they also dropped the price though...at least on the 8gb
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I can't stand about articles like these is. what do these independent testing Co.'s that price out the individual parts base these costs on? Single unit price costs or costs discounted by projected job purchases?
Being in a wholesale business and dealing w/manufacurers every day, they all have a "published" cost(discount)based upon quantities ordered. Lets say manuf. "X" steepest discount is 60% off their List Price(retail), yes you can price up a product using those costs. But when You call a purchasing agent and order in "Job" quantities, "Y" amount of product to be delivered over "Z" amount of time, I have seen prices quoted as much as 90% off of list! So these numbers that iSuppli is throwing around mean Absolutly nothing!
There are probably only a handful of people who know the true prices Apple pays to bring a product to market, SJ, his purchasing dept head, and his head of marketing. Add in marketing, packaging, R & D, Delivery costs, shareholders dividends, AS employee salaries, AS rent, pilferage, custom brokers fees, taxes, duties, etc etc. and what seems at first as 300% profit might actually be sold at a loss. A loss leader to get you into his stores to buy product, accessories, and iTunes Music.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sooo, A company has found a way of delivering an enhanced product at a lower cost? The customer is happy, (that's the 'enhanced product' part) and the company is happy (the 'low cost' part). which leaves me wondering, (if you leave out the ever present Chinese sweat shop worker issue)... where's the bad?
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