Manufacturing costs (E-PL1, etc.)

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Manufacturing costs (E-PL1, etc.)
Dec 23, 2011

Friend of mine just picked a NIB E-PL1 kit for $200 from a local retailer. I'm guessing somebody was trying to clear shelf-space, as even for an E-PL1, that's pretty darn low.

But it also got me wondering - what is the actual manufacturing cost for these things? Is the E-PL1 actually being sold below cost now, or was > $400 of the original $600 price-tag actually margins for the dealer and manufacturer?

I'd be curious if anybody had some numbers, either regarding the E-PL1, or margins in general on CSCs and compact cameras.

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