Apple earbud clone special: One cent

A China "wholesale" site is selling white earbuds for one cent. Yes, you heard right. One cent.

Ever wonder how much those white earbuds that come with Apple's mobile products cost to make? Well, we came across this special from one-cent earphones. Better yet, they come with free shipping (we're not sure how many you have to buy or whether there really is free shipping, but we do see a free shipping logo on the page).

Now we're not suggesting that authentic Apple iPod/iPhone earbuds cost only one cent to make. But we'd bet you're looking at a pretty paltry number. Anybody wanna guess what it is?

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Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable e-reader and e-publishing expert. He's also the author of the novels Knife Music and The Big Exit. Both titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, and Nook e-books.


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