41566Re: [Speed cubing group] Re: Will V-CUBES go out of business?
- Jul 1, 2008I was pretty much going to say something along the lines of Stefan, but he
said it pretty well. I should probably clarify one part of his post though:
On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 5:34 AM, d_funny007 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In addition to what Stefan said, you somehow don't think they deserve
> such profits given that they had to spent years inventing these things
> to begin with. The engineer work they have put into it initially where
> unpaid hours, until the product is on the market. Then there is the
> business risk to factor in. So sure, they are "literally extruded from
> a machine", but have you even considered the capital required to
> purchase such machines or to create mold of the right quality.
> Clearly this Bart fellow has no clue what goes into something like this.
> I almost forgot... from what I know of Economics (took a couple
> classes in college), setting prices on products is usually done from
> surveying the market (determining what people are willing to pay at
> various quantities), and NOT on what profit margin they want. There
> are supply-demand curves to be considered. It then becomes an
> "optimization problem" like in calculus. Hence, they where smart in
> the bits of surveys they did on us a while back. From even the initial
> success of V-Cubes it is clear to me that these guys either know what
> they are doing or consulted the right people, and deserve whatever
> profits they are making. And if you don't think so then you don't have
> much faith in Free Market Capitalism.
> Given these points, it's more likely that most cubers desire a 7x7
> x1000 more than you, not that they don't deserve you business.
> --- In email@example.com<speedsolvingrubikscube%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "Stefan Pochmann"
> <stefan.pochmann@...> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org<speedsolvingrubikscube%40yahoogroups.com>,
> Bart <banaticus@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Who cares, I don't buy their products either. ;) Making a x2 or x3
> > > profit, a lot of companies do that. But this is cheap plastic*
> > we're
> > > talking about. It's literally extruded from a machine. At $80 a
> > pop,
> > > that's got to be like a x1000 markup or something. Maybe only a few
> > > hundred times markup and profit, but still, that's a heck of a
> > markup.
> > > A company that wants to make that much profit off of me really
> > > doesn't deserve my business. So I'm waiting until the price comes
> > > down to something approaching reasonable.
> > Oh, so you know how to get worldwide patents as well as the
> > production machinery for free?
> > Dipshit.
> > Stefan
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