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post #11 of 14
GoPro is just way for the guy who had an idea to make a billion dollars (literally) when normally such projects are open-sourced/ hobbyist style projects
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/emeg45fdgf/nicholas-woodman/
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Nicholas Woodman
Net worth: $1.3 billion

Country: U.S.
Source: Video cameras

Nicholas Woodman founded and runs GoPro, the world's fastest-growing video camera company, a favorite of extreme sports enthusiasts because the cameras are built to handle rugged conditions. In December 2012, Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn bought an 8.88% stake for $200 million, valuing the company at $2.25 billion and turning Woodman into a billionaire.

I bet if someone set out to make a rugged smartphone they'd make a big bunch of money too. Right now the options are pretty bleak: Samsung Rugby Pro / Samsung Rugby Smart / Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Motorola Defy Pro & Defy+ / Sony Xperia V & Go /Casio G'Zone (generally crap); the non-smartphone Sonim. It's mainly because they carry a premium, are heavy/bulky, don't have the performance of regular smartphones, and the prevalence of smartphone cases (otterbox, etc) that they haven't gone big .
Edited by AlphaC - 3/25/13 at 11:49am
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post #12 of 14
What? They claim they weren't an authorized seller? There's no such thing. You can sell something when you own it, it's been shown over and over again.
post #13 of 14
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What? They claim they weren't an authorized seller? There's no such thing. You can sell something when you own it, it's been shown over and over again.

No you can't, only in terms of if you are selling the product on say ebay, or to a mate via word of mouth.

Selling something and making a profit off it will annoy GoPro obviously. The seller is then not bound to what GoPro wants.

I don't know where you get your info from but here in Australia, you'll lose the business if you try that stuff here.
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What? They claim they weren't an authorized seller? There's no such thing. You can sell something when you own it, it's been shown over and over again.

No you can't, only in terms of if you are selling the product on say ebay, or to a mate via word of mouth.

Selling something and making a profit off it will annoy GoPro obviously. The seller is then not bound to what GoPro wants.

I don't know where you get your info from but here in Australia, you'll lose the business if you try that stuff here.
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