recoprianto wrote:The bars are expensive because people pay it. If no ones buys them, the price goes down. It is really very simple.
No that is absolutely a load of bollocks. Sorry...but it is. From right now, sure if no one buy the price goes down temporarily on current stock, but then no one will be producing it...and you are stuck with no bars.
Come on this is econ 101. Just so frustrating to see.
Less expensive products probably have a combination of the following: less expensive materials, less R&D which means they are copying others products and are behind the technology curve, or limited support in the form of no shops or reps to talk to.
No most of all they have economies of scale. Produce a million bars, and per bar cost will be super low...sure other variables are part of it, but not as obvious as scale. Producing 1mill. bars obviously you will lose a lot of money because the market is just too small.
Kiting is my #1 hobby, I am willing to pay whatever it takes to get the gear that I really want. Life is too short to ride gear you don't like.
Best I've heard today.
I can understand people wish the gear was cheaper, but it isn't, and the reason isn't just a function of people being willing to pay...it is mostly a function of scale.
I've said it before..the best way to get cheaper gear for us is to have fewer companies producing kites. I understand it will not happen and that is fine..I'm actually kind of glad...but it also means that gear will still be pricey.