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    I was going to buy one, but not at these prices. My brother-in-law is going to pick one up for me the next time he goes to the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I was going to buy one, but not at these prices. My brother-in-law is going to pick one up for me the next time he goes to the states.
    If you get one, can I come over and smash it up please ?
    I said please......

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    I too am gutted with the price on this. However I will probably get one, play with it for 6 months, get bored and then try and sell it on.

    I've told my wife that as Head of ICT in the school the pupils expect me to have the latest technologies :-)

    :-) I just don't know yet.

    GJE

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    I'm getting one because I've opened my big mouth and now I'm being expected to produce some educational apps for it.....along with a host of other ideas. I still think it's going to be pretty big in education & training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    If you get one, can I come over and smash it up please ?
    I said please......
    Oh go on, but only after I've finished with it first.

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    If I pre-order one tomorrow does anyone know when it would arrive? I'm assuming the shops would get them first and I'd get mine a week later. This information will help me decide whether I go to a shop to get one or order online.

    I wonder if you can pre-order through the shops? That would be pretty cool.

    GJE

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    How annying. A quick look at the Apple UK Education store this morning reveals no discount in price for the iPad. The cheapest is still 429 with free shipping. That's not fair :-(

    GJE

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I still think it's going to be pretty big in education & training.
    Big as in budget you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    How annying. A quick look at the Apple UK Education store this morning reveals no discount in price for the iPad. The cheapest is still 429 with free shipping. That's not fair :-(

    GJE
    There is so little margin in this product for both Apple and resellers that the prices for education and commercial are the same

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    Well I've got mine pre-ordered



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-OC04 View Post
    There is so little margin in this product for both Apple and resellers that the prices for education and commercial are the same
    Hmmm, not exactly a low margin item for Apple:
    Cost to build iPad: iSuppli says as little as $229.35 | Crave - CNET

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-OC04 View Post
    There is so little margin in this product for both Apple and resellers that the prices for education and commercial are the same
    Apple have the highest margins of any company in the computer industry. Last year their gross margins were around 33%!!!

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    Does not include Software, Intellectual Property Licensing etc

    Wait a minute?!?! Are you telling me that someone out there is charging more to sell something than what it costs to build it???? Holy capitalism!!!!! This can't stand!! How can these companies sleep at night knowing that they are making money off of something in order to pay for things like R&D, a living wage, advertising, employee benefits, expansion
    I do think that 499USD=338GBP (U.S. price) vs 429GBP (UK price)is annoying
    Last edited by Alis_Klar; 13th May 2010 at 09:48 AM.

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