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Whats ATTs cost per phone/unit ea.@?
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I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 

Whatev. Itsa biz.

 

 

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I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 

Whatev. Itsa biz.

 

 

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even if the phone were to cost $400 you also have to factor in advertising, labor, etc.

even if the phone were to cost $400 you also have to factor in advertising, labor, etc.

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I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 ferkrIstsakes! Whatev. Itsa biz.

often than not when I look at the unbranded versions of the same device from the manufacturer for sale they usually cost MORE than the unsubsidized price for the carrier version.

 

 


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I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 ferkrIstsakes! Whatev. Itsa biz.

often than not when I look at the unbranded versions of the same device from the manufacturer for sale they usually cost MORE than the unsubsidized price for the carrier version.

 

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Thats because the carrier will always be cheaper. The price needs to be appealing to the people the will pay full price.Theyll probably be activeating the phone with them despite the full price. The manufactuerer wont get paid for 2 years,month after month.
Thats because the carrier will always be cheaper. The price needs to be appealing to the people the will pay full price.Theyll probably be activeating the phone with them despite the full price. The manufactuerer wont get paid for 2 years,month after month.

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Just the fact that manufacturers charge more for unbranded versions shows that carriers don't always dictate the pricing of the devices.  Also some of those bloatware apps may reduce the price of the devices to carriers which offsets some of the money they pay.  Without actually knowing the agreements between manufacturers, and/or carriers we will never know.

Just the fact that manufacturers charge more for unbranded versions shows that carriers don't always dictate the pricing of the devices.  Also some of those bloatware apps may reduce the price of the devices to carriers which offsets some of the money they pay.  Without actually knowing the agreements between manufacturers, and/or carriers we will never know.

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Who dictates the price is not my question. Just wondering if anyone knows or might wanna guess how much HTC charges ATT for each Inspire?
Who dictates the price is not my question. Just wondering if anyone knows or might wanna guess how much HTC charges ATT for each Inspire?

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Who dictates the price is not my question. Just wondering if anyone knows or might wanna guess how much HTC charges ATT for each Inspire?

No one will know without knowing the deal they have with each other.  Smiley Happy  So asking in this forum is kinda moot as no one who would know would ever visit a customer to customer board.  Mods won't know as they are probably not high enough on the food chain to know.

 

 


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Who dictates the price is not my question. Just wondering if anyone knows or might wanna guess how much HTC charges ATT for each Inspire?

No one will know without knowing the deal they have with each other.  Smiley Happy  So asking in this forum is kinda moot as no one who would know would ever visit a customer to customer board.  Mods won't know as they are probably not high enough on the food chain to know.

 

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Thisis true. But never say never. U never know whos listening/reading.
Thisis true. But never say never. U never know whos listening/reading.

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Oops! Mybad. The Atrix is goin for $600. The Inspire is goin for $500. w/ no contract. Thatll probably change.
Oops! Mybad. The Atrix is goin for $600. The Inspire is goin for $500. w/ no contract. Thatll probably change.

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Att pays more then a dollar and less then a thousand for a no contract full price phone. doesnt; really matter what they pay for each unit, they are not a charity and pricing is set to make a profit on the purchase of a no contract phone. Contract phones are discounted greately becasue the profit margin comes from the required service contract being fullfilled or the etf + the used portion of the required service contract.

Att pays more then a dollar and less then a thousand for a no contract full price phone. doesnt; really matter what they pay for each unit, they are not a charity and pricing is set to make a profit on the purchase of a no contract phone. Contract phones are discounted greately becasue the profit margin comes from the required service contract being fullfilled or the etf + the used portion of the required service contract.

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We all know;
Its not a charity.
Profit comes from monthly payments.
They pay more than $1,& less than $1000.
That ETF makesup for whatev...
Would anyone care to make an educated guess as to what these phones cost them? Just curious...
We all know;
Its not a charity.
Profit comes from monthly payments.
They pay more than $1,& less than $1000.
That ETF makesup for whatev...
Would anyone care to make an educated guess as to what these phones cost them? Just curious...

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Nobody who knows is posting in here, and the wholesale price of phones is probably treated as company confidential information.  You're free to ask any question that doesn't violate the guidelines, but what are you hoping to accomplish here?  There's about ZERO chance that someone is going to wander in here and say, "Oh, the Inspire costs AT&T $279.42".  

 

 


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I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 ferkrIstsakes! Whatev. Itsa biz.

 

Nobody who knows is posting in here, and the wholesale price of phones is probably treated as company confidential information.  You're free to ask any question that doesn't violate the guidelines, but what are you hoping to accomplish here?  There's about ZERO chance that someone is going to wander in here and say, "Oh, the Inspire costs AT&T $279.42".  

 

 


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I betcha the Inspire doesnt cost ATT more than $2-250. per unit. If it costs them $400.,theyre sellinit for $600 ferkrIstsakes! Whatev. Itsa biz.

 

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Nuttindeep...just curious. I figured the higherups on the foodchain might see this somwhow & blablah. I thought we might inspire some sorta HTCleaks info typeofthing! Whatev. Just curious.
Nuttindeep...just curious. I figured the higherups on the foodchain might see this somwhow & blablah. I thought we might inspire some sorta HTCleaks info typeofthing! Whatev. Just curious.

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No, higher ups on the food chain will NOT see this and somehow "blahblah".  Anyone who leaked that kind of information would be subject to immediate termination, and potentially criminal and civil liability as well.  Do you understand the kind of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) these people sign?  

 

And, for the record, the guy who leaked all the information to Wikileaks faces 52 YEARS in jail.

No, higher ups on the food chain will NOT see this and somehow "blahblah".  Anyone who leaked that kind of information would be subject to immediate termination, and potentially criminal and civil liability as well.  Do you understand the kind of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) these people sign?  

 

And, for the record, the guy who leaked all the information to Wikileaks faces 52 YEARS in jail.

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Edited by Glomag on Feb 1, 2011 at 8:28:21 AM

Not once have u given your opinion on what u think they might cost. We really need u to explain to us about what employees sign. Youve got your acronyms down NDAs or whatev....But wadaya think they cost? Forget all the other shmutz.

Not once have u given your opinion on what u think they might cost. We really need u to explain to us about what employees sign. Youve got your acronyms down NDAs or whatev....But wadaya think they cost? Forget all the other shmutz.

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Edited by Glomag on Feb 1, 2011 at 8:28:57 AM


Tilt-A-Rama wrote:
Not once have u given your opinion on what u think they might cost. We really need u to explain to us about what employees sign. Youve got your acronyms down NDAs or whatev....But wadaya think they cost? Forget all the other shmutz.

 


I gave you my best guess that is probably pretty accurate. Other then that it is a moot point since no one will ever be able to tell you exactly and accuarately. The information is pretty much company confidential


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Not once have u given your opinion on what u think they might cost. We really need u to explain to us about what employees sign. Youve got your acronyms down NDAs or whatev....But wadaya think they cost? Forget all the other shmutz.

 


I gave you my best guess that is probably pretty accurate. Other then that it is a moot point since no one will ever be able to tell you exactly and accuarately. The information is pretty much company confidential

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Nevermind. Moot point. Well never know. Thend.
Nevermind. Moot point. Well never know. Thend.

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Nevermind. Moot point. Well never know. Thend.

right in one, do not know any company that pruchases product for resale and publishes the price they pay for it


Tilt-A-Rama wrote:
Nevermind. Moot point. Well never know. Thend.

right in one, do not know any company that pruchases product for resale and publishes the price they pay for it

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I gotit. Confidential. Unpublished. Mootpoint. We'll never know. Thend!
I gotit. Confidential. Unpublished. Mootpoint. We'll never know. Thend!

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Edited by Glomag on Feb 1, 2011 at 8:29:33 AM

I agree with Wingrider's assessment.  We have no way of meaningfully estimating how much of a markup AT&T applies to the phones they purchase from the manufacturers.  An NDA is a non-disclosure agreement, and anyone who has worked at anything other than retail or foodservice has likely signed one.  You agree, as a condition of employment, not to enclose company confidential information, including but not limited to: intellectual property, company confidential information (like wholesale prices), or any client confidential information.

 

 


Tilt-A-Rama wrote:
Not once have u given your opinion on what u think they might cost. We really need u to explain to us about what employees sign. Youve got your acronyms down NDAs or whatev....But wadaya think they cost? Forget all the other shmutz.

 


 

I agree with Wingrider's assessment.  We have no way of meaningfully estimating how much of a markup AT&T applies to the phones they purchase from the manufacturers.  An NDA is a non-disclosure agreement, and anyone who has worked at anything other than retail or foodservice has likely signed one.  You agree, as a condition of employment, not to enclose company confidential information, including but not limited to: intellectual property, company confidential information (like wholesale prices), or any client confidential information.

 

 


Tilt-A-Rama wrote:
Not once have u given your opinion on what u think they might cost. We really need u to explain to us about what employees sign. Youve got your acronyms down NDAs or whatev....But wadaya think they cost? Forget all the other shmutz.

 


 

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