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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Gopro Giveaway
    Posted: Jul/17/2013 at 10:33am
Understood.  But gopro has been out for awhile.  The new ones aren't that much different then the old ones.  I'm sure they have made up their RnD costs BEFORE they started giving them away.  

We are just speculating on how they can afford to give so many away.  
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  Quote Superorb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2013 at 10:47am
Originally posted by SoCalRyder

everything is made in China. I heard Mexicans are made in China.

but really it may coast $25. though I highly doubt that. but economy of scale will impact that. especialy now thst thery are so popular. but people forget about r&d, machining, tooling, prototypes etc. thast costs a lot. I spec'd and submitted bid requests for an item that cost me less than a dollar to make but it's the startup etc that adds some significant cost to the product. I get it, Americans (really everybody) have an insatiable appetite for cheap products but at what expense? is GoPro making a ton of money? sure. but keep in mind that things like the ps3 and nexus 7 and lots of technology items are sold at cost or below just to compete. they make it up on the accessories etc. I'd like to see the cost breakdown of a GoPro though.


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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2013 at 10:59am
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Originally posted by SoCalRyder

everything is made in China. I heard Mexicans are made in China.

but really it may coast $25. though I highly doubt that. but economy of scale will impact that. especialy now thst thery are so popular. but people forget about r&d, machining, tooling, prototypes etc. thast costs a lot. I spec'd and submitted bid requests for an item that cost me less than a dollar to make but it's the startup etc that adds some significant cost to the product. I get it, Americans (really everybody) have an insatiable appetite for cheap products but at what expense? is GoPro making a ton of money? sure. but keep in mind that things like the ps3 and nexus 7 and lots of technology items are sold at cost or below just to compete. they make it up on the accessories etc. I'd like to see the cost breakdown of a GoPro though.


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  Quote SoCalRyder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2013 at 12:59pm
bhahaha. you guys are funny. i'm speculating too. i'm just trying to add to a discussion from my experience. it's not an answer to all product categories. I'm not suggesting the markup isn't significant. nor am I making excuses. I just don't believe the cost is that low. do I know for sure? uh no. as I said the economy of scale now may bring it to that price point now. but I'm just pointing out to some that the cost of something isn't just the actual manufacturing cost. its not that simple for something like this. maybe the stuff at your 99 cent stores. I would like to know what it costs though

the giveaway is part of their marketing model in addition to driving traffic/interest in their website/products. same way TruSnow does. even if cost them 200 to make. giving away 365 in a year is still less than 100k (according to mental math). 100k in marketing is nothing for a mutli-million dollar co.

if you've owned your own business you get what I'm getting at. I don't care as much abnout what something costs as much as what I'm willing to pay.

don't get me started on shoes. I think that's a racket. particularly skate shoes. I don't think there's enough r&d etc to justify how much they cost. and the stupid heel part is always what wears out first.
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  Quote Superorb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/17/2013 at 1:05pm
Originally posted by SoCalRyder



don't get me started on shoes. I think that's a racket. particularly skate shoes. I don't think there's enough r&d etc to justify how much they cost. and the stupid heel part is always what wears out first.


Maybe their R&D department designed them to wear out in the heels prematurely ;)
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/18/2013 at 11:27pm
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

It's still going on but still haven't won once yet.  LOL  So far, we've only heard of one member from TS has won so far.  
But no proof after and he never posted back. 
Only ever seen 2 people on facebook posting up a picture of their won prize(s) thanking GoPro. 

The amount of sales they get would be crazy... So smart at pulling people in with their awesome videos, advertising everywhere you walk around and selling an upgraded version every year or so. People who don't even use the damn thing buy them just because of their cool videos, then sell them off because it doesn't get enough use then buys the new one that comes out!!! 



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  Quote coolz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2013 at 3:39am
^thats funny you say that, that was sort of my motivation for buying, but then didn't really know how to crop video. and my video wasn't as stable as l would like either.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2013 at 8:50am
Haha, yeah I record but never cropped or edited any of my videos either although I don't even record much.  Not only is the camera itself is expensive, the housing and accessories are bonkers in price that's why I never bothered to buy any accessories.
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2013 at 9:08am
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Haha, yeah I record but never cropped or edited any of my videos either although I don't even record much.  Not only is the camera itself is expensive, the housing and accessories are bonkers in price that's why I never bothered to buy any accessories.


But all you do with your GoPro is set it on the nightstand next to your bed and press the button to start/stop recording.
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2013 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by sideways99

Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Haha, yeah I record but never cropped or edited any of my videos either although I don't even record much.  Not only is the camera itself is expensive, the housing and accessories are bonkers in price that's why I never bothered to buy any accessories.


But all you do with your GoPro is set it on the nightstand next to your bed and press the button to start/stop recording.
Until the girlfriend asks what's that red blinking on the night stand. LOL

Haha, i think most people are too lazy edit or thier shots didn't turn out as imagined. haha
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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2013 at 7:07am
Has anyone won one of these yet?
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2013 at 7:08am
I submit an entry every morning as long as I can remember, no dice.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2013 at 7:58am
I enter everytime I log into TS, ditto on the win.
There are days I forget to enter but im pretty consistent
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2013 at 9:45am
same here, its too bad they dont post how many people enter to give me a probability of winning
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2013 at 2:51pm
I always enter, but did that one member that won ever post pics?
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2013 at 2:57pm
no they didn't
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  Quote MrMeaty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2013 at 6:48am
You know, I don't think that the guy that posted that he won ever posted on the forums ever again?  I think I PMed him asking about it and no reply.

...very suspicious...

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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2013 at 6:58am
^ It's all a scam, GoPro wants you to think they are giving away one of everything they make every day so they look like they are giving back... but they are not!  The Winners list is fake, a bunch of made-up names and locations.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2013 at 1:33pm
That may be true considering I have never seen anyone even post picture proof of ever receiving their prize, not even on their FB.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2013 at 5:44pm
ive seen it once on fb with the crap load of winning...
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  Quote SoCalRyder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2013 at 3:08pm
I'm sure they give them out. They give so many to sponsored (and even unsponsored sometimes) riders. My friend's sister is sponsored by GP and though she's low on the totem pole she gets a GP now and then from what I hear. I wish I knew her but I doubt that would net me a GP.

I'm actually sad to hear that Contour went under. I actually want one because of the self leveling feature. Plus it eliminates competition. If Sony could get it right we could have some real benefits for us consumers.

Lastly, wow nobody signs on here anymore. I remember the recent community page would refresh every few minutes. Now the gap between posts is about 2 days.
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  Quote koji3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/29/2013 at 4:10am
Originally posted by keljai

same here, its too bad they dont post how many people enter to give me a probability of winning
It actually does at the bottom of the page when you enter. Haven't entered in ages so i don't know if the counter still works or not thou. 
Originally posted by keljai

ive seen it once on fb with the crap load of winning...
I've seen it posted 2x on facebook. 
But yer, i do think at times that it may be a waste of time. Then again... they do have a butt load of cash behind them now. 
Originally posted by SoCalRyder

I'm sure they give them out. They give so many to sponsored (and even unsponsored sometimes) riders. My friend's sister is sponsored by GP and though she's low on the totem pole she gets a GP now and then from what I hear. I wish I knew her but I doubt that would net me a GP. 

I'm actually sad to hear that Contour went under. I actually want one because of the self leveling feature. Plus it eliminates competition. If Sony could get it right we could have some real benefits for us consumers. 

Lastly, wow nobody signs on here anymore. I remember the recent community page would refresh every few minutes. Now the gap between posts is about 2 days.
They went under!?!? I didn't know that. Very sad to hear. 
I was considering to change to one, it has its merits over GP on some aspects. 
And i think sony is far from being a solid competitor to GP, I've tried it but wasn't too impressed after using the GP3 black in protune mode. 
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/23/2013 at 3:24pm
Anyone noticed that the giveaway tab on the side isn't there anymore?  But the giveaway page is still up if you know the url link.  When word of Contour going under came out, Best Buy was having a major clearance sale in store only.  I only saw Contour and not GoPro for sale in Japan, but it was not cheap.
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  Quote Pheonix_boarder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2014 at 6:07pm
Alright so this is a bit off topic, but does anyone know of a thread about good places to mount GoPro's for Skiing/Snowboarding? (For those of us who couldn't wait to win one and just bought one)

Is it bad that I still enter this comp from time to time for the chance of winning a second one? These cameras are the best!
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2014 at 11:12am
Not the best thread but still a little bit of discussion.

http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=32490&PID=639200

I have 2 but I still enter anyways.  LOL
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