Amazon Taking A Loss On Each $79 Kindle

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SrKag

Nothing is sold at a loss in the electronic world, people want us to beleive this, so that you feel your getting the man. These prices they quot are our market prices not the mans price in huge bulk. You can beleive the article all you want but the real cost is minimal at best, "There are profits abound for the man"

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VoodooChicken

Just ONE book sale and it's instant profit for the rest of time.

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nmanguy

Considering the ad-free version of the Kindle is $30 more at $109, it's not surprising that the ad-supported one comes close to the BOM price. Amazon would give them out for $5 if they could get enough advertising on them.

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Zoandar

Does iSupplyi have access to the presumably railroad-car-sized lot pricing Amazon is probably getting from their suppliers on each component?

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Rooke

I agree.  There's gotta be a hefty discount when ordering quantity in the millions.

The loses probably aren't nearly as high as stated.

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