So if they have an average selling price of 1323.40 which yields a profit of 370.55 ...that means it costs Apple 952.85 or 46% more to build a computer than HP sells one for. If Apple was selling computers at HP's profit margins, that hypothetical average Mac would go for 1029.08. Still substantially more than HPs average and how much extra volume of sales would an average price cut of 300 bucks net? Seven times as many? I doubt it.
6/25/11 at 12:04am