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Originally posted by Dajad:
So lets examine this. You add an $8 chip (I read that somewhere in these posts, don't crucify me if I am wrong) to TiVo....
Ok. First, I understand that your just quoting a previously mentioned value and it's probably was a guess to begin with. I'm not even really directing this at you. I just wanted to say that. Now....
One thing people need to take into account when it comes to such things is that, for one, the parties involved need to make money. To make money, there needs to be a markup. It's not as easy as adding an $8 piece of hardware and raising the price by $8. The manufacturer needs to see a profit on any money spent, the distributors need to make profit, the retailers need to .... you get the point.
When your done, even a $2 item can cause the price of a product to increase by $10.
And, even if the cost is "only $8". How many units are being produced? Let's say the produce, and I'm just making up this value, 100,000 units. Well, that "$8" turns into $800,000.
Who here thinks that the cost, even at a fraction of the above, would make economical sense? How many sales will be lost to people who don't have phone lines, but have broadband? Not that many.
In the future.... yes. Years from now. Not now.
"It's like living in the future."
[This message has been edited by an infinite number of monkeys (edited 10-24-2000).]
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