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Old 02-13-2018, 06:15 PM   #61
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Whatever your personal opinion of Apple may be, they are an extraordinarily successful and profitable company. Clearly they're doing it "right" as far as their many customers are concerned.
Apple are one of the best examples of some people and their money are easily parted.

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Old 02-17-2018, 06:37 PM   #62
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I have the cover that amazon launched but then stopped. I actually like it and glad I got one.


Agreed. I have the fabric one and love it. I guess I got one of the good ones somehow.


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Old 02-18-2018, 06:17 AM   #63
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To return to the original topic. I still can't buy the Oasis and have decided that I am actually quite satisfied with my current reading devices.

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a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a
One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again
and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to
give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: "I
am sure they are sour."

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Whatever your personal opinion of Apple may be, they are an extraordinarily successful and profitable company. Clearly they're doing it "right" as far as their many customers are concerned.
You make me laugh sir!
Especially when I think on how they were the first to introduce the $1000 phone; that cost them less than $200 to fabricate!

As you see, I'm not an apple fan, and as a result of this second trend which they started, now Android phones follow suit.
Because: "You won't buy our phones when we price them competitively at $250 a piece; that's why we overcharge them, so you'll put value into something that really costs us nothing to make".
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You make me laugh sir!
Especially when I think on how they were the first to introduce the $1000 phone; that cost them less than $200 to fabricate!

As you see, I'm not an apple fan, and as a result of this second trend which they started, now Android phones follow suit.
Because: "You won't buy our phones when we price them competitively at $250 a piece; that's why we overcharge them, so you'll put value into something that really costs us nothing to make".
Be that as it may, Harry is spot on.

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You make me laugh sir!
Especially when I think on how they were the first to introduce the $1000 phone; that cost them less than $200 to fabricate!


Yes, Apple has a big profit margin, but they do not have over 80%. Keep it real, and please stop spreading false rumors that it costs less than $200 to fabricate (labor and materials and components).
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Agreed that it costs Apple more than $200 to make iphone X. Estimates are $357 ( https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/06/how-m...apple-to-make/ )

But that does not include R&D costs for new capabilities of course.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:48 PM   #68
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Yes, Apple has a big profit margin, but they do not have over 80%. Keep it real, and please stop spreading false rumors that it costs less than $200 to fabricate (labor and materials and components).
LeEco, is Indian. They made $250 phones,now for sale for $200, with a snapdragon 821 processor, that was more powerful than the $800 Samsung Galaxy S7 variants with Snapdragon 820.
Apple's iPhone 7, is very similar in technology.
Apple takes well over the 50% margin they're supposed to make.
And so does nearly any cellphone manufacturer that prices any phone over $350.

The most expensive part of a phone isn't the phone itself, but packaging and shipping, and storing.
Well, nowadays the phone is. But not because they cost $1k, but because the price is grossly inflated.

Pair that with non removable batteries, and lower prices phones with lacking ram, and you have a mishmash of lousy engineered waste products.
We're not talking about $20 phones here,
We're talking about a bi-annual cost of $800 or more, just to be able to be on the internet.
Because in reality, who still uses a phone to call, with all that social media and stuff?
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None of this has anything to do with the title of the thread.
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..right..
The best answer is "nowhere!"
Just save your money for something better.
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..right..
The best answer is "nowhere!"
Just save your money for something better.
I couldn't be happier with my Oasis 2 -- it's outstanding. Kudos to Amazon!

And to stay on topic: amazon.com
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I couldn't be happier with my Oasis 2 -- it's outstanding. Kudos to Amazon!

And to stay on topic: amazon.com
Well, the OP has already tried Amazon in the US, UK, and Germany multiple times.
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Well, the OP has already tried Amazon in the US, UK, and Germany multiple times.
Buy from somewhere like eBay. That's how I got my original Sony PRS-500 when it was only sold in the US.
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Buy from somewhere like eBay. That's how I got my original Sony PRS-500 when it was only sold in the US.
Well I did just that and bought the Oasis from a respected Danish reseller.
It arrived yesterday and I am very pleased with it.
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Excellent! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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