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Does that estimate factor volume discounts that Amazon might get for getting these things in bulk?

Regardless that's still a tiny profit margin, and I applaud companies like this who win customers with service and low pricing.
First thing I thought of. Really doubt they will be hurting, these things are going to sell like hot cakes.
    
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They'll be able to reduce cost over time, affording net revenue per tablet or a lower selling price. They do not have much margin to make up for with content, so it should not be an issue. I doubt most people will buy the device and never purchase any content from Amazon I would be concerned if the difference was greater.
    
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By now most people I know buy stuff off Amazon but if a cheap tablet can get some retail shoppers to buy more stuff off Amazon along with the books and apps then it will probably be all worth it.
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They make so much revenue with their other venues. I'm sure they could afford a $50 loss.
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I doubt they are losing money on it.

The problem is, is that the people who tore it apart and looked up the cost of the parts have no clue what kind of bulk discount amazon is getting.
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It's funny how the US government could deem this as illegal dumping. I on the other hand love cheap electronics.
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Tablets blow...and so does Facebook and Twitter and watching vids, reading books or surfing the web on a tiny screen.

And why would you buy something you don't want/need just cause it's cheap? Cause that's what I'm hearing from some ppl...like seriously ***?

Anyway, I'm sure these will sell well, but that's not saying much these days...
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Until mass production kicks in 3 months after it hits market and then it costs $70 to build.
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Tablets blow...and so does Facebook and Twitter and watching vids, reading books or surfing the web on a tiny screen.

And why would you buy something you don't want/need just cause it's cheap? Cause that's what I'm hearing from some ppl...like seriously ***?

Anyway, I'm sure these will sell well, but that's not saying much these days...
Try having an open mind, it'll get you further in life.
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Tablets blow...and so does Facebook and Twitter and watching vids, reading books or surfing the web on a tiny screen.

And why would you buy something you don't want/need just cause it's cheap? Cause that's what I'm hearing from some ppl...like seriously ***?

Anyway, I'm sure these will sell well, but that's not saying much these days...
Most of the books I have aren't even 7 inches.
It's lighter than carrying a bunch of books and a nice time waster with the apps and portable videos.
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