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I assume this is for people who don't have access to any kind of workshop or basic tools. I could have made one of these when I was in my Junior high shop class.
That said, I wish these guys wouldn't completely gouge people for not having the time or access to tools to make this for themselves. They spent MAX a 10th of this price on the raw materials and once they know what they're doing it probably takes less than an hour to complete one (ignoring drying time). They really ought to be ashamed of themselves. Prime example of capitalism at it's worst, "here, let's just take complete advantage of these idiots" is the exact phrase going through this "inventor's" head.
Completely disgusting, this drop better fail.
Luckily, thanks to the free market, you can make these and only charge 5x the cost of the raw materials. I guarantee there's a market for it. Pricing isn't simply about recouping the cost of raw materials. There are many subjective components that affect the market pricing. That's why not everyone shops at Walmart and places like Macy's, Nordstrom, and Needless Markups exist, not to mention boutique and artisan shops.
While it may not appeal to you and your perceived pricepoint, there may be many people that are interested. Now, you've just called them all idiots. That only hurts Massdrop and their ability to engage vendors. Don't violate rule #1 of Internet discussion, "Don't be a dick!"
I think you missed my point. I know there is a market for it. I even precisely described who that market is (people without the time to make one). My point is this price point is simply obscene no matter how "stylish" it is. And yes, I could make my own and charge half as much, but luckily there are already other companies doing that.
I am one of the people who buys nicer things, but I usually see additional value in them. Not here.
I didn't call anyone an idiot (although I am thinking of changing that). I said the creator of this item is treating their customers like idiots (it's in quotes, you see). I see the community as above this status which is why I am hoping this drop fails. As for hurting massdrop's ability to deal with vendors, hopefully it's only the vendors who know they are ripping us off in the first place. If you're proud of your product (as many other vendors on here are) and charge a fair price, then you're probably not going to be put off.
I don't think I was being a dick at all, and looking back at what I wrote I still don't see it. I am trying to help the community.
I don't believe wishing for the drop to fail helps the Massdrop community. There are those who appreciate what they see for the price they see and want the drop to succeed.
Actually I think that failed drops helps the Massdrop Community in the end. It sends a message to Massdrop about what we are interested in, instead of them picking for us. By doing so, Massdrop doesn't lose their clientele and we, the community, get products we want.
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