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Old 10-08-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Amazon’s new Kindle Fire Tablet selling at $199 may be a much greater bargain for consumers than originally thought based on a just released report showing the online giant is actually losing about $10 on each unit it sells.

Teardown Shows Amazon Losing $10 on Every Kindle Fire Tablet | Fire Cult (http://firecult.com/2011/10/08/teardown-shows-amazon-losing-10-on-every-kindle-fire-tablet-2/ - broken link)
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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Now it's now a good bargain because Amazon is losing money on it? It still costs 200$.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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$10 seems like a small loss to take when you're placing a device in people's hands that enables them to very easily spend lots of money with you.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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Now it's now a good bargain because Amazon is losing money on it? It still costs 200$.
The hardware you're getting is worth more than you're paying. AKA bargain. Doesn't matter how much it is.

If I bought a new lambo gallardo for $50,000, wouldn't you call that a bargain?



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$10 seems like a small loss to take when you're placing a device in people's hands that enables them to very easily spend lots of money with you.
It works for game consoles! It's a good business model in my opinion.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Razors and Razor Blades.

Flashlights and Batteries.

Cellphones and Service Plans.

Tried and True.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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Inkjet printers and ink
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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Losing 10 dollars on every Kindle is CHUMP change to Amazon considering how much money they'll make off content....I see a price drop on all the kindles. It has been predicted that the 79 dollar kindle will one day be FREE yes free.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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Razors and Razor Blades.

Flashlights and Batteries.

Cellphones and Service Plans.

Tried and True.
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Inkjet printers and ink
Free websites and advertising.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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In two years, that Kindle will be worth HOW much? New consumer electronics of any type is one of the worst uses of money you can imagine. Even automobiles have a longer depreciation schedule.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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In two years, that Kindle will be worth HOW much? New consumer electronics of any type is one of the worst uses of money you can imagine. Even automobiles have a longer depreciation schedule.
Hey, I have an HP Ipaq sitting here, loaded with Windows Mobile 5.

You will NEVER experience depreciation in value with it....
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