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more like lol @ people thinking apple is the only one doing a BIG profit.
If a company is making big profits, that means they're doing something right. They're creating a product or service that people are willing to buy for prices well above margin. If they were really price gouging, or ripping people off, then no one would buy their products.

But the fact of the matter is, despite Apple's high prices, people still buy their stuff. Why? Because, to the consumer that is buying it, it is worth the high prices. In fact, to that consumer, the price is low, because they receive greater benefit from owning said product than they would from holding on to the amount of money they are spending on said product.

I do not understand why a company doing well and creating good products angers people.
post #32 of 73
i cant say im surprised, after all apple spends alot on advertising, r&d, etc.. plus, im pretty sure apple isnt the only company who profits this much per unit relative to the cost of production. i bet a logitech G19 only costs 20-30 bucks to make, yet they sell for over 100 bucks.
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That is just manufacturing costs, which is hardly the true cost of production.
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woops double post. ocn went offline on me for a bit
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Not trying to defend anything but today, almost every products are jacked up in price. If you look at electronic even they are 50% on sales they are still making money.
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Wow... the 32GB costs barely more than the 16GB but consumers see an extra $100 go out of their wallet before taxes. lol
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That is just manufacturing costs, which is hardly the true cost of production.
It DOES quote the essential spending for making a product and even if they value their 'R&D' at $400 , the informed consumer does not see that when making a purchase.What they really see is some slight modifications in hardware and software that apple gets to charge 20% more from the previous iteration.

Is the android market doing the same? Probably , but at least they are modest about ripping you off AFTER your purchase.
    
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And I remember SteelBom saying that it costs Apple $100 - $200 extra between the 16GB - 64 GB models. I knew there wasn't much of a difference cost wise, just an extra $150 profit for Apple.
No, I didn't. I said, more or less, based off the prices of flash nand for the iPad a year and a half ago, that Apple is making $100 off the $200 jump from a 16GB model to a 64GB model. In this case, they're making about $150.
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Company's goal is to make as much profit as possible. Consumer's goal is to get the best product at the cheapest price possible.

But since we do not really have the power to negotiate with the company to lower the price down, and our demands for its product never decrease, company achieve its goal.

So, why are we still complaining about iPhone being so overpriced?
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So, why are we still complaining about iPhone being so overpriced?
some just like to critic apple every chance they get. its not like theyre the only company making huge profits.

btw, i wouldnt be surprised if 200-dollar air jordan only cost 30 bucks to make.
Edited by Spade616 - 10/21/11 at 3:04am
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