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iSuppli: Amazon sells Kindle Fire at a small loss

By Rick
Nov 18, 2011
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  1. IHS iSuppli has determined the Amazon's Kindle Fire to costs $201.70 USD to manufacture and build. The BOM (bill of materials) cost is $185.60 while actually making and assembling theā€¦

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Someone gets paid $16 to assemble ONE tablet? I know a lot of geeks who are unemployed that would take half that to assemble tablets. Da** you new world order
     
  3. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Booster Posts: 357   +39

    You don't get $16 per tablet you make, its sixteen per tablet made divided by the number of people on the assembly line.
     
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,242   +79

    This amounts are based on single items right? Or considered the batch prices? Anyhow
     
  5. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    it's what boils down from the accounting formula (raw material + labor + fixed cost + overhead / total unit). it's not like they pay someone $16 to assemble each one.
     
  6. this is a very stupid comment, cant stop laughing, " one dude gets paid $16 to assemble the whole thing" LOL
     


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