[citation][nom]demonhorde665[/nom]simple phrase for you 99.9 % of retials mark stuff up about 200- 300 + percent seriously , i used to work at wal mart as well as a few otehr stores and have compared theirr stock sheets , those 10-15 dollar t shirts walmart sells , cosed the company a meesly 5 cents each shirt, target will pay like 200-300 dollars for a 1200 dollar tv , it's all about bulk and truth , and teh simple truth is things are marked up many times over what it would cost to run the overhead of a store even at online web sites !!!! so it will be NO kiler to buisness for them to offer the web pricing , particularly since they are putting these in malls (ie small stores low employee roster)[/citation]
I've worked in retail before and know that isn't the case. There are a lot of things that are marked up heavily in electronics such as cables and accessories but the big ticket items don't get a huge mark up. Margin on laptops, desktops, and printers is small whereas margin on the RAM, Hard Drive, blank Media, USC Cable, etc is HUGE. There is more margin on a television but still not a lot to work with. Movies are sometimes sold as a LOSS to the store to try and get customers in, video games are sold for practically zero profit as are game consoles, etc. Not everything in the store is a margin machine certainly not 99.9% of it. The things that aren't generally marked down very much are the things that people buy most often and get people into the store.
No one buys a product based on how cheap the accessories are.