Originally Posted by newbee
When you use a "business term" that doesn't exist in any other world but yours .... nobody has any idea what you're saying. "net expense"?
Here's what I was responding to:
"How many HP, Acer, Lenovo etc. stores are there? AFAIK .... none .. zero ... nada.
Apple is one of the few computer/tech companies that are dedicated to selling their own brand only via a brick and mortar type operation. Do you not see an expense factor here that the rest of the industry largely avoids by just wholesaling their product to many retailers?"
Your claim seems to be that Apple has an "expense factor" that reduces their take compared to other companies that do not have stores, but instead wholesale their products to retailers .
I pointed out that the store operations are profitable. So far from being an "expense factor", the stores instead provide a profit. The stores do not represent an extra expense, they represent extra profit.
If you still don't understand, then so be it. If you want to claim victory and post more proof that this simple point eludes you, go ahead.