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  # 252353 1-Sep-2009 18:29
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But thats how wholesale works.... They more you buy the cheaper it is.

Factor in a larger customer base + lower margin = same profit margin. Hence $0 up front.

If they are overcharging by so much, then why does Apple NZ sell it for just $50 less?

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  # 252432 1-Sep-2009 23:32
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Yeah but I highly doubt apple would give any reasonable kind of discount for bulk.., why would they, they have the device people want and networks want to have so people will use their network.

Same deal with apple as with getting the iphone from vodafone in nz, if it's what the customer wants and there's nowhere else to get it then the customer will pay whatever the selling price is.


 
 
 
 


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  # 252454 2-Sep-2009 08:45
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I had a theory that once XT was up and running we would see a dramatic fall in the price of handsets via telco subsidys. Seems I was wrong.




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  # 252714 2-Sep-2009 19:28
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Yup, they both stated there were comfortable and weren't going to start any kind of price war unless the other one did first.

Yay for competition..


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  # 252779 2-Sep-2009 22:45
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littlescott: Yup, they both stated there were comfortable and weren't going to start any kind of price war unless the other one did first.

Yay for competition..






Ummm I doubt they stated that. First Telecom would have to get authorisation to be a carrier for the iphone which they dont have, so no price war if you dont have a product to sell.


Second, that statemement if true would come close to price fixing / collusion.

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  # 252787 2-Sep-2009 23:42
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Timely dilbert this week...

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  # 252950 3-Sep-2009 17:15
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Ha.

Actually more appropriate for the lines strike debate!

 
 
 
 


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  # 254198 8-Sep-2009 22:13
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MikeyPI:
littlescott: Yup, they both stated there were comfortable and weren't going to start any kind of price war unless the other one did first.

Yay for competition..






Ummm I doubt they stated that. First Telecom would have to get authorisation to be a carrier for the iphone which they dont have, so no price war if you dont have a product to sell.


Second, that statemement if true would come close to price fixing / collusion.


I was meaning in general, not specific to the iphone.  There was an article I read somewhere online around the start of the xt network where they say neither of them were interested in starting a price war unless the other one started it first, but I couldn't find it within 2 minutes of googling so I've got no proof, just my leaky memory :)

Not wanting to get into a price war isn't necessarily collusion/price-fixing, it just meants they don't want to gut their profits.


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