Re: Availability of CAA66
- From: Jim <alarminex@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:08:58 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 21, 1:33�am, "Steven Vaughan" <s...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
dwindling fast. ?We removed the line a while back. ?It's unfortunate
because their products are excellent.
Sounds like thats a way to prop up the price. That stuff is good, but
To me, a dealer, it sounds like a product I'll use because someone is
watching out for me rather than whoreing themselves to end users. It's
ok to sell to end users mind you, just not at the same price that I
have to pay for it.
Agreed, but if the price you have to pay for it and the price I (a
non-dealer) can get it for are close, then there is someone in the pipe with
a big markup on your end. Good for you (the middle-man), bad for me (the
Should I, an 'end-user' (actually an installer, but an 'end-user' for
argument's sake) have to purchase my High-Def home theater equipment from an
"authorized" dealer? why? Seems to me if Sony or Bose insisted on only
"authorized dealers" to sell their products we would all pay much more for
the unnecessary middle-man overhead. What's different about Russound?
Nothing especially complicated to sound systems. The setup vis-a-vis sound
imaging is tricky, but selling the products through an authorized dealer
does nothing to address that. It simply adds cost to an otherwise
And lets get down to the crux of the issue- do you really think they have
anywhere near $100 in a volume control? Yes, the quality is good, but it
ain't that good. It's artificially inflated, and the end-user (as well as
you, the 'authorized dealer') are getting screwed as a result of this
pricing scheme. Let the market decide what it's worth. This is exactly why
many American companies aren't competitive. Too many hands in the cookie
jar, and schemes to pump up the profit to obscene levels to keep the
shareholders happy. It's a non-sustainable concept that is difficult to
understand, even for a Capitalist like me, if a company wants to remain a
player long-term and not be forced out by cheap crap.
If it's a good product, buy it.
If you don't want to pay the price then don't buy it.
Simple as that.
I'm a consumer too, but I'm also a business man. Businesses are not in
it simply and only to satisfy customers. The more they give to the
consumer the less they make in profit. They're in business to satisfy
customers while making as much profit as possible. Every company has
to find out where they want to fit in the market place. Some will give
the customer more at the expense of profit, equity, quality, worker
benefits, or some other expense. Others will give less. If it were me
running Russound, I'd be doing the same thing.
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