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  Reply # 365632 9-Aug-2010 21:07

People say there is no .


I am just wondering how apple gets away with the way they control the pricing on their products in NZ, with NZ competition laws the way they are. I am not saying they are doing anything wrong, but from what I have read they appear to have a strong leash on the pricing, which other manufacturers don't do.

 

Also they must make bigger margins on that with ipod touches, as from time to time some retailers will discount the price of  the 8GB ipod touch down to $299, and I have even seen one one day deal website retailer who had it for $249. They wouldn't be selling them at a loss, especially as the online retailer wasn't upselling it with other stuff.

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  Reply # 365641 9-Aug-2010 21:30
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robbyp: People say there is no .


I am just wondering how apple gets away with the way they control the pricing on their products in NZ, with NZ competition laws the way they are. I am not saying they are doing anything wrong, but from what I have read they appear to have a strong leash on the pricing, which other manufacturers don't do.

 

Also they must make bigger margins on that with ipod touches, as from time to time some retailers will discount the price of  the 8GB ipod touch down to $299, and I have even seen one one day deal website retailer who had it for $249. They wouldn't be selling them at a loss, especially as the online retailer wasn't upselling it with other stuff.

they could be selling obselete stock.  i.e. if a new model is coming out they need to clear out the old one, even if it means making a loss. The alternative is to have hundreds (or even thousands) of units of obselete stock sitting in a warehouse, costing money and with cash tied up in it, that is impossible to sell at full price because the new model is better and no more expensive.

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Reply # 365847 10-Aug-2010 13:25
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its my understanding that if a contract is broken within the first 3 months the store that sold you the product will be clawed back for the hardware rebate, so if you paid $500 for a $100 handset then they get the $500 clawed back they are out of pocked  for $500.

anyone correct me if im wrong.


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  Reply # 365873 10-Aug-2010 14:38
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No, the store is only clawed back the commission amount, not the rebate amount.

UNLESS the store processes it as a no sale, in which case the whole amount gets clawed back, but this would be a decision made by the store, not by someone via 777

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  Reply # 365880 10-Aug-2010 14:57
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Thanks for that * stand corrected. in which case the store has no basis for asking for the phone back !



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  Reply # 365942 10-Aug-2010 17:48
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Thanks for the Clarification Paul and thanks all for the support from the GZ community


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  Reply # 366112 11-Aug-2010 09:00
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FWIW the iPhone 3GS had a 3% margin, I imagine it will be similar with the iPhone 4.

so, the actual margin is more like $30 not the $2-$3 previously stated by Michael Murphy

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  Reply # 366131 11-Aug-2010 10:10
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zombiewan: FWIW the iPhone 3GS had a 3% margin, I imagine it will be similar with the iPhone 4.

so, the actual margin is more like $30 not the $2-$3 previously stated by Michael Murphy


AH no you are correct, we used to work it out in store as $3 since we would get 10% Commission >.< 




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  Reply # 366821 12-Aug-2010 15:24
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Ah, so you worked for a licencee? 


Back on topic, has the OP heard back from Digital Mobile?

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  Reply # 366822 12-Aug-2010 15:25
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  Reply # 366844 12-Aug-2010 16:09
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freitasm: I am very interested to know of any further contacts from Digital Mobile in this case...



I would say by now that in this case someone higher up as TOLD digital mobile very nicely NOT to have further contact with the OP... 



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  Reply # 366851 12-Aug-2010 16:29
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I haven't had any phone calls or knocks on the door from debt collectors or digital mobile.

I will post here if this changes.


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  Reply # 366855 12-Aug-2010 16:32
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You could also go to digitalmobile.co.nz, go to the "Contact Us" page, and submit a comment / complaint on there about being threatened by a franchise, im sure they would be interested to know, considering its their name being dragged through the mud by these actions.

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  Reply # 366856 12-Aug-2010 16:34
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I think that at this point this is not necessary. Seeing Vodafone got involved I would say Digital Mobile is aware.





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  Reply # 366860 12-Aug-2010 16:40
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A valid point.  Can i retract my previous statement? ;)

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