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  1. #1
    Captain
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    Anyone ever really looked at the price of accessories and wonder why they
    are so high, it's amazing the ripoff that they are when considered what the
    cost is on them. Go into a wireless store once or anywhere with cell
    accessories and ask how much it really costs them, fun to watch the
    expression on their face.


    Capt.





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: accessories


    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Anyone ever really looked at the price of accessories and wonder why they
    > are so high, it's amazing the ripoff that they are when considered what

    the
    > cost is on them. Go into a wireless store once or anywhere with cell
    > accessories and ask how much it really costs them, fun to watch the
    > expression on their face.
    >
    >
    > Capt.


    There are a number of reasons why some accessories are more expensive that
    similar kinds of accessories. Those accessory manufacturers that work with,
    designed to work and are authorized by the OEMs (phone manufacturers).
    Salaries for these folks are a lot more, than those at the knock-off
    manufacturers. The knock-off manufacturers do not spend much, if any on
    engineering & design, or use the same quality materials that the OEM
    accessory manufacturers do.

    Take for example the number of posts across the newsgroups about battery
    charging complaints. Many a folk have complained about the inability to
    maintain full battery power after an overnight charge. The problem lies with
    the knock-off battery chargers.

    Or, how about those knock-off batteries made for the Nokias, that are well
    known to overheat, and worse ... explode.

    Or, how about those phone covers where they start to wear out, threads
    coming out etc. Less quality on those cheaper brands.

    Granted, there is big difference between OEMs and the knock offs, but you
    get what you pay for ... and after buying after market batteries that won't
    hold the same charge, I know the difference.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Robert M.
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    Re: accessories

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Anyone ever really looked at the price of accessories and wonder why they
    > are so high, it's amazing the ripoff that they are when considered what the
    > cost is on them. Go into a wireless store once or anywhere with cell
    > accessories and ask how much it really costs them, fun to watch the
    > expression on their face.
    >
    >
    > Capt.


    With Sanyo phones, one just heads to their neighborhood Target store,
    and goes to the electronic department. There Sanyo/GE accessories are
    sold, at less than half the price of what SprintPCS charges for very
    similar products.



  4. #4
    Captain
    Guest

    Re: accessories

    Bob,

    Good points, but you forgot about the part about the cost of a leather case
    is around $1.25 & they sell them for around $20-$25 or more. THat's a hell
    of a mark up whether it is OEM or not. Knowing this info is what makes it
    hard to but accessories from somewhere when the markup is so high.

    Capt.

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Anyone ever really looked at the price of accessories and wonder why

    they
    > > are so high, it's amazing the ripoff that they are when considered what

    > the
    > > cost is on them. Go into a wireless store once or anywhere with cell
    > > accessories and ask how much it really costs them, fun to watch the
    > > expression on their face.
    > >
    > >
    > > Capt.

    >
    > There are a number of reasons why some accessories are more expensive that
    > similar kinds of accessories. Those accessory manufacturers that work

    with,
    > designed to work and are authorized by the OEMs (phone manufacturers).
    > Salaries for these folks are a lot more, than those at the knock-off
    > manufacturers. The knock-off manufacturers do not spend much, if any on
    > engineering & design, or use the same quality materials that the OEM
    > accessory manufacturers do.
    >
    > Take for example the number of posts across the newsgroups about battery
    > charging complaints. Many a folk have complained about the inability to
    > maintain full battery power after an overnight charge. The problem lies

    with
    > the knock-off battery chargers.
    >
    > Or, how about those knock-off batteries made for the Nokias, that are well
    > known to overheat, and worse ... explode.
    >
    > Or, how about those phone covers where they start to wear out, threads
    > coming out etc. Less quality on those cheaper brands.
    >
    > Granted, there is big difference between OEMs and the knock offs, but you
    > get what you pay for ... and after buying after market batteries that

    won't
    > hold the same charge, I know the difference.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: accessories


    "Captain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Bob,
    >
    > Good points, but you forgot about the part about the cost of a leather

    case
    > is around $1.25 & they sell them for around $20-$25 or more. THat's a hell
    > of a mark up whether it is OEM or not. Knowing this info is what makes it
    > hard to but accessories from somewhere when the markup is so high.
    >
    > Capt.


    Thanks, but there's more than the cost of manufacture, whether its by the
    OEM, or a knock off company. You've got additional expenses of the mfc's
    facility, packaging & shipping by the mfc along with bump up in price for a
    profit to the manufacturer which increases the cost. Then stocking expenses
    (floor space, employee's time etc), and then another boost to add some
    profit.

    Bob





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