8 posts • joined Friday 4th December 2009 18:56 GMT
Apple may charge you £35 notes, it doesnt mean they pay cent one over the going rate, couple that with the fact that their cluster last year at Foxconn has put the labour rates in the delta up by 35% (and no it is no acceptable to try and pass that on to the OEM's) and it does hurt a little to see what they think is fair value and how they all bitch when we try and increase unit prices because copper is going through the roof. They are all as bad as one another, when i am home i regularly get asked to leave electronics superstores when i interrupt them trying to sell some poor schmuck a £50 Monster HDMI or what have you, if Apple think their fanbois will stand it good luck to them, but when the Reg reviews something like this a line sir, has been crossed.
I feel better for that.
Heng Li Town, in lovely DG. Come for the smog, stay for the culture. Beer because i need one.
Speaking as Idiot 3
I am a cable manufacturer, and specifically a China based, OEM supplier or Video cables and adapters.
When i said $5 tops it wasn't a figure i plucked out of either the air or my arse.
That pie you are eating, humble enough for ya?
£35 for a cable.
At no point should this ever be deemed acceptable. By reviewing this product you are only helping to maintain this practise and support Apple and other OEM's in ripping off the end user. This assembly is manufactured for $5 tops, giving Apple a margin that would make Heroin delears green with envy. At some point in the process fo becoming a fanboi i would suggest that your common sense fell out of your ear.
Gonk because Muppet Icon is not available.
And thats my pre order cancelled
FFS i am so sick and tired of being ripped off by multi nationals. This is a US$503 product in Taiwan at launch. I wanted two of these and hoped it would mean i could avoid getting shafted by PC World for the Xoom. Can anybody tell me why that whole grey market is such a bad thing again?
I for one welcome our new Chinese masters
Seriously, Foxconn (Hon Hai) are the number one CEM in the business, the quality will improve, the price will drop and the plant will expand supplying more jobs to the locals. If in doubt look at what they have done in the Czech Republic, their plant there is the number 2 export earner for the country after Skoda and is expanding every year. What they should do is buy Dell out elsewhere and show them how it's done.
None of the above has anything to do with Dell being the biggest bunch of shysters in the business who are not fit to polish monitors or dribble on keyboards, they are good at giving the simple minded a simple product that keeps them happy between re runs of the x factor. That and spam mail, but an IT company.....not in a long while.