Originally Posted by bigbare
Some "high end" companies also hand make alot of their parts in house. This will raise price and usually, not always, usually create less faulty parts as quality control is in house not elsewhere. Just think of how many older pre/pros you see that are "high end" as opposed to the "low end". Like many things build quality cost in the short term but can be great for the long term
I do not follow that logic? You think "low end" is not sold because of build quality?
There is no proof whatsoever that the high end, hand made stuff is better quality. I would actually say MACHINES are more accurate then humans and a production line that is automated is better then any line of humans doing the work. I have over 20 years of manufacturing and distribution automation expertise to back up that opinion.
The other part of your opinion is also flawed, low cost products are for sale all the time on ebay, craigslist, etc....MORE so then boutique over priced, high end stuff that brand name is more important that SQ differences. A site like Audiogon is not even remotely close to a 'standard' for what is sold and what shows long term reliability.
Another reason USED high cost products (the ones that have ZERO new features) sell is because people are dumb about audio science. They think they are getting a steal, they think they are buying superior SQ but at the end they are just buying a name.....no problem if they just want to own the name but they are fools to think OLD products will have better SQ
Lastly, what do you think a 2005 AVR that costs $300 back then would go for today??? Not much and not worth the effort to sell but its WORKS 100%.
I already have a 663 in a box that I find it pointless to sell because its a hassle to post it, answer questions, collect the money, ship it.....5 years from now it might just be thrown out!! That is the true reason you do not seen lower costs products re-sold years later....they just have little return $$$ in them.