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#16 sizzle

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:19 PM

You COULD get a PC with that performance at that price if you bought the parts in like Microsoft in millions at a time at trade prices. Although I'm not sure there is a tri-processor motherboard on the market that can take IBM 3.2GHz Processors.

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#17 GuiltyCol

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:39 PM

This article claims they are making a loss on the bits: Xbox Costs vs Price where it says: "the parts cost for the Xbox 360 Premium is $525, over $100 more than its retail price tag".

This article is from a few years ago, talking about XBOX 1 losses: "The loss grew as the Xbox became available around the world, driving up segment revenue from $833 million to $1.28 billion. In the video game console industry vendors typically lose money on each console they sell, but try to earn that back when selling games, accessories and services."

This more recent article claims the Xbox 1 annual losses to date as: "In the fiscal year ended June 30, that unit lost $391 million on sales just shy of $3.25 billion. That's a little more than 8% of Microsoft's total sales of $39.8 billion."

I heard somewhere that MS lost $2Bn in total on Xbox 1, and they are not actually expecting to make a net profit on the whole range, until Xbox 3. But I can't seem to find the article to show you.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 11:30 AM

Microsoft gets most of the money through games and gimmicks like additional controllers etc.

It?s the same with Sonys consoles.

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#19 richard2

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:31 PM

I don't have a press so won't be bidding however some maybe interested:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

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#20 karlfoxman

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:28 AM

Visco machine

Hmm interesting

#21 tdpyro

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 01:05 PM

Ha, I was wondering how long it would take until someone would start selling them on ebay. ;)
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#22 SwissTony

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 07:00 PM

another interesting ebay auction
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...emZ6877660596QQ
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#23 fishy1

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:01 PM

another interesting ebay auction
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...emZ6877660596QQ

?

what's interesting about a printer?

is it your auction?

edit: was being sarcastic.

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#24 karlfoxman

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:06 PM

Oh common! Nice mellons though!

#25 SwissTony

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 09:22 PM

?

what's interesting about a printer?

is it your auction?



Not my auction
look at the pic lol
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#26 italteen3

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 10:04 PM

LMAO!!! Great marketing technique ;).

#27 damocov

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 10:44 PM

It's amazing what you can find on ebay :

http://www.perfectbl...to/gallery.html

#28 tdpyro

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 10:40 PM

Man, that wooden visco machine is at ?53.65 its just that simple design off rec.pyrotechnics. Im in the wrong business, I should have started selling them. ;)
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#29 KNO3

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 12:49 PM

The scams that you can find on ebay are scary!!! Look at this:
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e...29944&fvi=1

Private feedback, 10, 100% positive.

Now look at this:
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

Non provate feedback, but again 10, and 100% positive, looks suspiciously like the same guy buying stuff from himself to get feedback, then actually look at the feedback remarks, and the items, complete non-items, non-feedback. Ill be reporting that to e-bay ;)

#30 dr thrust

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:10 PM

Saw this today may be of interest to collectors, http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d0d089c5c




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