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  1. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Posted last before I saw your post. It appears that the issue of shipped vs sold is a moot point since, from the manufactures stand point they are the same thing. Agreed?
    Absolutely.
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    05-28-2013 10:20 PM
  2. Wilbur's Avatar
    I worked for an "Authorized Retailer" so I can tell you how it works for them (and maybe draw some conclusions about corporate stores, too). They pay full price for the phone upfront. After six months of the customer paying their bill and keeping service on they get reimbursed for the cost difference by the carrier (or at least in my case, AT&T). Does that mean that AT&T paid full price also? I'm not sure. I just know that AT&T third party retailers (technically, Authorized Retailers are second tier only to Corporate Stores) pay full price up front for the device. I imagine this could have changed in the past few years, though.

    If they count shipped as sold (like my experience above) then activations wouldn't tell us much. If HTC gets full price upfront for each device that leaves their assembly line, then they don't care if they ever get activated (we could go into buyback agreements for unsold devices, but that's beyond the scope of this discussion and my knowledge on the matter).
    The cost difference is what? Wholesale versus retail cost? Or full price minus six months of payments??

    {Have I walked into a conversation where some of the terms have already been defined?? haha}
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    05-28-2013 10:29 PM
  3. badbrad17's Avatar
    I've seen this post before, its pretty funny. :thumbup: the apple line of products are all spectacular products, that I have been a consumer of. But doesn't mean I support the companies practices.

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    What she said.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    05-28-2013 10:31 PM
  4. badbrad17's Avatar
    For what it's worth I know more people with HTC ones than S4s. But i'm a nobody :what:

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    05-28-2013 10:32 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    The cost difference is what? Wholesale versus retail cost? Or full price minus six months of payments??

    {Have I walked into a conversation where some of the terms have already been defined?? haha}
    Have to assume subsidized price the consumer paid the dealer versus the suggested retail value of the phone.
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    05-28-2013 10:33 PM
  6. badbrad17's Avatar
    Have to assume subsidized price the consumer paid the dealer versus the suggested retail value of the phone.
    I got my wife's for $160 less than the price of the S4. This could certainly be a reason for HTC's good sales. I sent in an old blackberry and they gave me $110 for it.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    05-28-2013 10:38 PM
  7. McSkullough's Avatar
    New here are you? If I had posted this in the HTC One Forum there would have been a feces storm. Just look how many HTC One owners/lovers have posted here in the S4 Forum. And did you miss the part about, "those who come here looking for information?" Any one here is free to post the OP in the HTC Thread, including you. BTW, what the heck are you doing in you avatar photo?
    If I'm interested in the One, I'm going to be in the One forum, not the S4.

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    05-28-2013 10:42 PM
  8. Gathomblipoob's Avatar
    If I'm interested in the One, I'm going to be in the One forum, not the S4.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    I respectfully disagree. It's good to garner information on other phones occasionally. Some of you folks act like two rival gangs that have territory staked out. It's a forum, not the south side of Androidville.
    05-28-2013 10:52 PM
  9. badbrad17's Avatar
    If I'm interested in the One, I'm going to be in the One forum, not the S4.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    I'm in every thread. I love it all.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
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    05-28-2013 10:56 PM
  10. return_0's Avatar
    If I'm interested in the One, I'm going to be in the One forum, not the S4.

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    I respectfully disagree. It's good to garner information on other phones occasionally. Some of you folks act like two rival gangs that have territory staked out. It's a forum, not the south side of Androidville.
    I just lurk in this forum

    S4, 10 million sold, HTC One ???-uploadfromtaptalk1369800461019.jpg

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    05-28-2013 11:07 PM
  11. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar


    I wonder if there are stupid hamburger fanboys?
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    05-28-2013 11:10 PM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I just lurk in this forum

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    Why do u have 3 "79"s in ur notification bar??
    05-28-2013 11:12 PM
  13. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/13...cdonalds-1.jpg

    I wonder if there are stupid hamburger fanboys?
    Burger king is better, obviously.

    "Worth is not measured in worldly things, but instead in the compassion you have given unto others." via my droid DNA.
    05-28-2013 11:13 PM
  14. badbrad17's Avatar
    Burger king is better, obviously.

    "Worth is not measured in worldly things, but instead in the compassion you have given unto others." via my droid DNA.
    I've never been to In and out burger. Poor me.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
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    05-28-2013 11:20 PM
  15. return_0's Avatar
    Why do u have 3 "79"s in ur notification bar??
    One is battery level and two are weather apps (temperature). I like these little coincidences

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    05-28-2013 11:22 PM
  16. Gathomblipoob's Avatar
    Burger king is better, obviously.

    "Worth is not measured in worldly things, but instead in the compassion you have given unto others." via my droid DNA.
    But the Quarter Pounder benchmarks higher than the Whopper in Antutu.
    05-28-2013 11:42 PM
  17. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    But the Quarter Pounder benchmarks higher than the Whopper in Antutu.
    But its real life performance that counts!!!

    "Worth is not measured in worldly things, but instead in the compassion you have given unto others." via my droid DNA.
    05-28-2013 11:48 PM
  18. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    The cost difference is what? Wholesale versus retail cost? Or full price minus six months of payments??

    {Have I walked into a conversation where some of the terms have already been defined?? haha}
    See below....

    Have to assume subsidized price the consumer paid the dealer versus the suggested retail value of the phone.
    Yep.
    05-29-2013 12:03 AM
  19. heraldo's Avatar
    I don't hear or see one person use the word facetious besides myself for months at a time and I come to the forum and have seen it more than five times in a few short minutes. lol Carry on.
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    05-29-2013 12:25 AM
  20. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    One is battery level and two are weather apps (temperature). I like these little coincidences

    Sent from my pure Google Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    Lol such a full notification bar...personally I don't like more than one weather notification telling me the same info but hey each his own lol
    05-29-2013 12:57 AM
  21. crester's Avatar
    Pretty funny that the first people to reply to this thread are all HTC One owners. What are you guys all doing it a Samsung Galaxy S4 forum (and yes of course you have every right to be here but why?)
    They have to make themselves feel good for buying a phone for no reason other than... "it has such a pretty aluminum body"... lol
    05-29-2013 01:02 AM
  22. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    They have to make themselves feel good for buying a phone for no reason other than... "it has such a pretty aluminum body"... lol
    Read the rest of the thread. Then realize what you stepped into. Then rethink your next post.
    05-29-2013 01:12 AM
  23. badbrad17's Avatar
    They have to make themselves feel good for buying a phone for no reason other than... "it has such a pretty aluminum body"... lol
    You may also want to read this http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/andro...54/story01.htm

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    05-29-2013 01:27 AM
  24. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    I don't hear or see one person use the word facetious besides myself for months at a time and I come to the forum and have seen it more than five times in a few short minutes. lol Carry on.
    I had the urge to respond to this post saying facetious about 50 times. But then I decided not to be facetious :-)

    "Worth is not measured in worldly things, but instead in the compassion you have given unto others." via my droid DNA.
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    05-29-2013 02:45 AM
  25. bembol's Avatar
    Now that Samsung is considered the top dog (based on sales) in the android world their fan based is starting to remind of another company's fan base. LOL They are even defending some of the foolishness Samsung has pulled.

    It's unbelievable the amount of loyalty one has over a company. What do get out of Samsung selling 10, 100 Million units?
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    05-29-2013 07:36 AM
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