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Old May 9, 2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Ridiculous pricing on iPad stand

In can't believe how expensive the iPad stands can be. Griffin makes three kinds, all of which are $30. They're nothing more than pieces of plastic and some metal. Most kinds of iPad stand are designed like plate holders and those things aren't that expensive.

What do you think their profit margin is like? 400%?

I'm trying to find a suitable substitute for an iPad stand. Not willing to pay more than $10.
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Old May 9, 2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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You paid over $700 for an ipad but you can't swing more than $10 for a case? You're not going to find a case/stand for that little. The best you can hope to do is something like this:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

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http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Here's one for $15:

http://www.bluelounge.com/products/nest
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Most electronics aren't that profitable (save Apple's), it's accessories that make the money.
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In can't believe how expensive the iPad stands can be. Griffin makes three kinds, all of which are $30. They're nothing more than pieces of plastic and some metal. Most kinds of iPad stand are designed like plate holders and those things aren't that expensive.

What do you think their profit margin is like? 400%?

I'm trying to find a suitable substitute for an iPad stand. Not willing to pay more than $10.
You think that's bad? Try this one for $139.
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Most electronics aren't that profitable (save Apple's), it's accessories that make the money.
Yop, always the accessories and options that'll get you.

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Old May 9, 2011, 08:43 PM   #7
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You paid over $700 for an ipad but you can't swing more than $10 for a case? You're not going to find a case/stand for that little. The best you can hope to do is something like this:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

or

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
It's a question about worth. The iPad is worth $800 but a simple plate stand isn't. Your mistake is weighing the monetary value of the two items as if they were the same worth/value.

And by the way, I'm talking about a stand, not a case.

I was at Ross today and noticed a case that originally sold for $60 or $70 was now being sold at $12.
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Old May 9, 2011, 08:49 PM   #9
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Thanks! Looks good idea!
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Nice! I was trying to find something like this at Target. I do wonder uf the hinges will mar the iPad when it's resting on it
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I bought this one and it works great. Light, plastic (for travel), but is fine for everyday use.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CKVOOY
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In can't believe how expensive the iPad stands can be. Griffin makes three kinds, all of which are $30. They're nothing more than pieces of plastic and some metal. Most kinds of iPad stand are designed like plate holders and those things aren't that expensive.

What do you think their profit margin is like? 400%?

I'm trying to find a suitable substitute for an iPad stand. Not willing to pay more than $10.
I just dropped $600+ on an ipad2 and the last thing I want to do is buy a worthless cheap $10 stand that will fall over at the slightest touch and/ or scratch the back of this very expensive device.

$30 is cheap my friend.
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Old May 10, 2011, 10:55 AM   #13
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Here's a really inexpensive one!

http://boingboing.net/2010/04/21/mak...d-stand-f.html
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Awesome. I love some of the comments too, especially: "So it's made from iPadding?"
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