The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here’s Why

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  1. ronjor

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    Klint Finley 01.12.19
     
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    Being thrifty is always a boom for the conscientious end user. It doesn't take but the brains in one's head to determine the absolute best bargain that can actually turn out better then those high dollar flagships and the like at the lowest bargain basement price.

    Of course with the overpopulation of money making these days, the vast majority of what are called consumers, (I call them customers)will always dish out the bread for what they perceive to be the best and latest.

    In that sort of atmosphere, popular vendors easily rake it in while sliding the scale up higher and higher every year.
     
  4. Stefan Froberg

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    It's funny...one of the commenters whined in that article that you can't base the cost to just BOM but also need to take count electricity, worker salary, etc...
    Well, it just happens that the assembly factories that make the finished product are not located in the USA...
    But in Asia made by Foxconn and Pegatron, both Taiwanese companies and we all know why...
    (hint: $1.50 per hour)
     
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    Xiaomi's Pocophone F1, uses the Snapdragon 845, which is the same processor used in Samsung's S9 and Note 9, but it sells on Amazon for around $350. This is a good indication of the massive profits Apple and Samsung are making.
     
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