Originally Posted by bfreedma
Respect is earned, and since to date, you haven't actually provided any cost sheets, you won't get any from me. If what you say is true, why haven't you founded a speaker manufacturing company? Imagine the profits based on your estimates of cost.
You also ignore all of the other costs that go into planning/building/testing designs and sales/marketing costs. But hey, you're the snake oil salesman....
Edit: I see Dennis beat me to it.
Actually I did briefly mentioned the OTHER costs(ie: R&D, marketing etc) associated with mfg. a product.........
I enjoy the AV scene now as a hobbyist, not a salesman, have no interest in starting up a speaker mfg. company, but I do enjoy sharing ideas and insights from technical to political. Obviously people have a hard time grasping some of the insights and needlessly take offense to it.
And btw: I am not "bitchin" about any specific speaker mfg., what I am bitchin about is the overall markup on speakers in general. Your taking me out of context(shocker), along with others. I mean, I see COUNTLESS posts and threads with COUNTLESS people taking and complaining about rediculous markup of speaker cabling from a multitude of angles.......Im just extending this to include speakers as well since they are basically in the same category of overall markup.
But hey since you've been to BA(I assume this was years ago before they were bought out and operated out of Pebody), and are aware of just how large of a mfg. plant it is(or was), then you should also take into account the type of VOLUME they did back then even. Again, one example. As I stated previously, their ELECTRICITY COST is more expensive than the actual MATERIAL cost on some of their finished products.
And you should know that as well.