Amazon has no chill

Microsoft return(0)
Sep 20, 2018 9 Comments

Amazon introduces a ton of new Alexa-enabled products, including a microwave and car gadget.

Do you guys take a loss on each of these products?

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/20/amazon-announcing-alexa-enabled-hardware-products.html

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  • Facebook public
    Alexa, why do I need you in my microwave?
    Sep 20, 2018 2
    • Microsoft return(0)
      OP
      I remember shopping for a microwave, $59 is a very good price for one.
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Facebook public
      For sure although a good microwave is more like 500 dollars so hope this isn't too jenky.
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Google cw8h1a
    Wow, this is so overboard.

    Alexa play Despacito.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Nielsen / Eng
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    I don't think Amazon would take a loss if they started giving hard cash away. Investors just keep dumping funds into the organization. Bezos is a frickin jenius.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    What do you mean by loss.
    Sep 20, 2018 2
    • Microsoft return(0)
      OP
      As in it costs more money to make them than the selling price.
      Sep 20, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product @zzz
      It actually doesn't. Rnd cost of building Alexa tech stack is already sunk cost. What they now need to do is, spread that cost as much as possible. As long as the marginal cost is less than the variable cost of producing a unit, which is probably true in this case they are good. The more products they can spread the fixed cost to, the better.
      Sep 20, 2018
  • Microsoft sourinho
    No focus, just throwing a bunch of stuff to see what sticks..
    Sep 21, 2018 0

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