Itunes charity take fee greed

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

  1. curbyi macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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.

    -d
     
  3. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    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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