Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Apr 2012 20:34 UTC
Games When I ask you to name the technology world's most secretive company, you'd most likely respond with 'Apple'. However, there's one other technology company that, while substantially smaller than the Cupertino giant, is quite possibly even more secretive: Valve.
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RE[8]: Comment by Kroc
by porcel on Sun 15th Apr 2012 17:37 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Kroc"
porcel
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A few things that Alienware has to deal with that you missed on your post:

Labor costs, stocking and warehousing, facility management, customer support, marketing, taxes, legal expenses, warranty costs, etc.

People that do the kind of cost addition that you do have never tried to run a sustainable business that pays people a living wage and health insurance.

Just because you can build 1 cheaper PC in an afternoon than a company, it does not mean that you can build a sustainable business that way.

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