Itunes charity take fee greed

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by curbyi, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. curbyi macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    In the U.K yesterday was Comic Relief Red Nose Day where comedic talent helped with public donations raise a lot of money for good causes home and abroad.
    I just purchased a video sketch off last nights broadcast via Itunes and was amassed to find of the £1.89 fee the charity was only receiving £1.32 and Apple was taking 57p.

    I realize Apple have costs but really a 57p take ?

    Last time i looked at the balance sheets, times are good Mr Jobs so please a little less greed.

    You mock Bill Gates but he could teach you a lot, although not in the areas of software or hardware admittedly ;)

    If someone can provide a breakdown of that 57p i am ready to eat humble pie.
  2. Tharian macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2009
    If I had to guess I'd say that covers the royalties & etc. that Apple pays out to whomever the content comes from.

    But I don't know.

  3. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
    That's the 30% Apple keeps for EVERY iTunes purchase. Apple has no idea if the money is being donated to charity or not.

    I don't know if Apple has this in the UK, but in the US iTunes store they've established the ability to make a donation to the American Red Cross and ALL the money goes to the Red Cross. You can donate $5 to $200.

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