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Old 10-17-2006, 08:52 PM   #1
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Email campaign to Apple give MORE !

Should U2 fans email Apple to increase the amount they
give to the Red Campaign ?
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:32 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:10 PM   #3
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NO. B glad they're participating, period.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:54 PM   #4
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Start 1st with Am Express

I mean

1- Apple bein on it is great
2- The Fact that are the ipods on it , it's just brilliant
3- 10 from 199 , it's like 5% off

Since Am Express is only 1% , if manage with Am Exp , then maybe ...
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1- Apple bein on it is great
2- The Fact that are the ipods on it , it's just brilliant
3- 10 from 199 , it's like 5% off

Apple doesn't pocket anywhere NEAR $199 per nano. The cost of the product has to cover the cost of materials, labor, distribution, packaging, and marketing. Profit is not the same as retail cost.
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Nice thread.
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:15 AM   #7
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Yeah, how dare Apple give some money to charity. They should give more! And more! And more! And forever more!

Why don't you use your time more productively and try to convince companies presently doing stuff-all to actually give some of their profit, rather than bothering a company that's taking steps in the right direction?
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I don't think anyone or any company should give anything to charity. It goes against the laws of nature - the weak die.
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Re: Email campaign to Apple give MORE !

At least Apple is doing SOMETHING. Instead of people being unhappy with the amount being contributed, just be pleased that they have decided to step up in some way.

I guess Apple just can't win, eh?
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NO. B glad they're participating, period.
I don't think an email is needed. However, participating in the RED campaign is actually a privilege, not pure charity as some believe. The profit margin on iPods is quite robust, as their financial reports indicate - much more than $10. The campaign will probably produce a net increase in Apple's sales and profits due to the free publicity. So it's not the same as when individuals donate to charity, which results in a net negative cash flow. I'm sure many more companies would like to participate in this campaign.
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I'm sorry, but how much Apple donates to the RED campaign is Apple's decision and only Apple's decision. If you think they're being stingy then donate the 300$ you were about to spend on an iPod to the RED campaign instead, or blame Bono for allowing companys to use the RED logo, even though they don't donate more per product they sell.
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I'm sorry, but how much Apple donates to the RED campaign is Apple's decision and only Apple's decision.
Actually it's most likely a negotiated amount between the company and the campaign. The RED campaign has a certain credibility to maintain, and too small an amount (e.g. $1) per product sold could threaten the reputation of the entire campaign, and even ruin it.
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it seems like even 10 times that amount has the same effect.
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I guess it's seen as relative - The Gap is donating 50% of sales and Apple is donating 5% of sales.
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The Gap is only donating 50% from their sales of RED products.

There's no way Apple could donate 50% of the sales from iPods, not even if they wanted to.

Also, it is quite funny how easily Gap has improved their image now, apparently. Has anyone read Naomi Klein's No Logo? Her description of the way The Gap has made their money isn't nice at all, I tell you. Slave factories all over South East Asia, children down to the age of eight working there, the workers are not allowed to leave the factory, payment that they cannot even pay their food with...

Have you guys considered that The Gap is doing this because they have an image problem that Apple doesn't have?
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