“We are making less money because the company is forcing us to slash prices,” Mr. Lall said, standing amid rows of flickering television sets. Mr. Lall says the days of making big money from televisions are in the past.
The days of making big money from crap televisions are in the past. Just wait until the television market is upended.
A strong yen, relative to the dollar, has further hurt Japanese manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic…
Tablet devices like iPads that can be used like televisions are also cutting into sales….
Sounds like a lot of excuses from those responsible for making and selling devices that people are starting not to want. Making televisions thinner and wider might have been enough in the past, but now people see that usability and user experience matter. They’re seeing that operating systems matter. They won’t pay $2,600 for a $6,000 television that Samsung or Sony made, but they’re standing in line to pay double for a device that Apple might not even be making.