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08-20-2007, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by desperateblue View Post
Sorry guys but if you really think a few hundread scammed sticks per year are the reason these things cost 150+ then your as naive as these companies had hoped.
I work in the plastic industry and I can tell you 100% without a doubt the cost involved in each stick is next to nothing. What they are charging you for is R&D.
Which wouldnt be so bad except the government in canada and the US offer rebates on R&D for new products.Each yr these companies come out with new IMPROVED R&D
rebates so your money is gravy.Everytime some moron buys a stick for over 200 thats what makes the CEO's say hey lets try for 250. If no one bought them the price would drop down to a reasonable amount. Sort of the same monopoly the leafs have in toronto with the leafs. Just because you have to much money doesnt mean you should waste it, and there by drive up prices.
I have never bought a stick for more then a hundread out of principle however if I do and it breaks you bet your ass its gettin replaced one way or the other.
More like a few hundred an hour (considering there's like a hour wait to get a hold of someone on warranty calls!)....And yes, R&D comes at a price but carbon fiber, kevlar, and graphite cost more than you think.

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