I think probably everyone just made a little money in this kind of deal.
Asus manufacturing cost probably will be around $160-180. It at least has to make $10-$15 unit, say total $180.
Google probably get $10 for its logo and software.
buydig also has to make $10-$15. This time it throws an ear phone for $9 extra. I guess about $5 profit for the ear phone.
say total buydig can make $15/unit.
ebay also has to make some money. It may just get paid by using paypal, which mean around 3-4% of the $259, which will be less than $10.
Plus shipping cost: for $10.
So, actually everyone in this deal just make $10-$20 per unit. Seems like the volume this time is much lower than last year deal($229 at the end of last year).
The slow shipping is expected because everyone wants to save some cost for more profit.
Anyhow, I have 1st version of N7, overall it's a good system. The important part is it comes with native/original Google Android. It's much smoother and more reliable than Kindle Fire or Nook tablets.
What do people do with 32GB on their tablet? I barely use 10GB on my iPad. I'm in the market for a smaller tablet.. away from Apple this time. Comments appreciated!
I bought it hoping to download maps to it and use it as a GPS without a data connection. I figured that would take a few GB's. I hope there's some way to do this. If anyone has some tips, feel free to share! Thanks!
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