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Manufacturing involves labor, which isn't considered in this estimation.
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That's capitalism for ya.
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Retail markup is probably the biggest factor in the price.
    
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Retail markup is probably the biggest factor in the price.
Retailers make virtually nothing on the systems.
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Retailers make virtually nothing on the systems.
As someone in the retail business, I can attest to this. Even employees aren't allowed discounts because then they'll go below company cost.
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Retailers make virtually nothing on the systems.
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As someone in the retail business, I can attest to this. Even employees aren't allowed discounts because then they'll go below company cost.
It's in the 100-500% markup in the accessories.

I'm still raging about the higher ups making millions which is also contributing to the costs of these things. I mean if there was only an income cap for any companies then the costs for that product would just be much more cheaper. IMO.
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these are cool little gadgets, but the price is a little steep. $250 + tax and no game included? it'll cost you ~$300 for the 3ds and 1 game. i'd recommend getting a 160gb ps3 bundle for that much money.
The 3DS has plenty of built in software and games to keep you busy. The price is decent for what it can do and offer.
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I don't know about these handhelds anymore. Seeing how phones give nearly equal quality, I can only see the reason of having one is for the dedicated buttons.
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I don't know about these handhelds anymore. Seeing how phones give nearly equal quality, I can only see the reason of having one is for the dedicated buttons.
Phones don't offer the same games or entertainment.......not even close.

Heck, I'd but a 3ds just so I can get the next Pokemon game
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