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On Mon, 4 Dec 1995, Ed Carp wrote:
> Oh, hell, even I can do *that*. Let's see ... motherboard, $100.
> Floppy drive and controller, $50. 14.4KB modem, $50. Case and power
> supply, another $50 or so. $250 profit.
> What's so tough about that? Not a bad deal for Acorn, if you ask me.
> Hell, maybe I'll go into business making the damned things for that
> kind of profit margin...
actually, you need to produce it in volume for $50 to $62.50 in
order to afford the overhead, sales effort, service effort, advertising,
and that good stuff.
other than the floppy drive, I can make it for less than $50 in
exportd cost from HingKong with a 486-33 knockoff. Of course, you will
charge the cusotmer extra for the 256M extra memory....