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41566Re: [Speed cubing group] Re: Will V-CUBES go out of business?

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  • Tyson Mao
    Jul 1, 2008
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      I 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 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> 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.
      > -Doug
      > --- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com<speedsolvingrubikscube%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > "Stefan Pochmann"
      > <stefan.pochmann@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In speedsolvingrubikscube@yahoogroups.com<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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