« on: July 17, 2010, 04:17:26 pm »
I said that $40 is an exageration..
next to nothing=$52 a peice for the Mytouch slides.. they resell them seperate make lots of profit.. sell FREE with new line yadda yadda. how do the mfgs sell a device less then 3x what it cost to make to their retailers?
see what Im getting at? same goes for everything.. not just phones. there are ways to break down cost of product..
take car sales for an example... cars have an MSRP, dealer invoice, holdback, then what the dealership actually pays for the car. The MFG is making money right off the bat selling the cars to the dealerships.. how? because their invoice price or COST of unit is inflated to a retail price. sure it includes their charge for promotion costs and what not.. but the mfg gets paid from the retailer not the new owner of the car. the dealership sells the car over the price they paid the MFG to earn a profit.