Ridiculous pricing on iPad stand

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by thibaulthalpern, May 9, 2011.

  1. thibaulthalpern macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    Most electronics aren't that profitable (save Apple's), it's accessories that make the money.
     
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    You think that's bad? Try this one for $139. ;)
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Yop, always the accessories and options that'll get you.

    (think fries and soda)
     
  6. thibaulthalpern thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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    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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