Everything today is an effort in cost-cutting

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, May 27, 2011.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Even a camera strap!! Compare a Nikon strap from five years ago to
    one today. It's thicker, softer, has tighter weaving. What next??
    Would people really DIE if they simply left some thing alone and
    (gasp!) made them pay $0.50 more??
     
    RichA, May 27, 2011
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Today you're bitching about cost cutting. Yesterday you were bitching
    about high prices. Tomorrow you'll be bitching about the use of
    plastic.
     
    Ray Fischer, May 28, 2011
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    No, I've always disliked the use of plastic. But as for high prices
    and cost-cutting, they have nothing to do with each other, if you
    think about it. A solidly-made camera body (Pentax K5) produced for a
    fair price isn't the same as $2000 for a prime lens that could cost
    $1000.00, with NO cuts to material quality. When companies cut to the
    bone however, they are pandering to cheap bastards who will fight
    tooth and nail to save $20 on a $1000 purchase. Losers. The kind who
    will mount a $2000 camera on a $50 tripod, or use a $15 filter on a
    $1000 lens or who will use a $10 non-speed rated SD card in a DSLR.
     
    RichA, May 28, 2011
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    PeterN Guest


    AWQUITYERBULLSHITANDCRYING

    WTF are you ranting about.
    What are you qualifications for drawing your conclusions.
    What is the supportable factual basis for your conclusions.

    Do you even begin to understand cost accounting. If so, please explain
    your calculations. Does Pentax give you access to this inside information.
     
    PeterN, May 28, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The only thing that keeps it going is you replying to it. Don't ask
    rational things of it. Ignore it.
     
    Alan Browne, May 28, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    And you coming in with your sage wisdom is *not* contributing?

    What a maroon...
     
    George Kerby, May 28, 2011
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  7. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    And you've always disliked paying for more expensive materials.
    You are an idiot.
    "Fair price" from you has always meant "much cheaper than what it
    costs to make". At heart you're a whiny communist.
     
    Ray Fischer, May 28, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    If you have to ask, why ask?
     
    Rich, May 29, 2011
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  9. RichA

    Rich Guest

    (Ray Fischer) wrote in $:
    It isn't the cost of the material (magnesium, aluminum) that causes the
    higher prices, it's the machining. Dimwit.
    I never said the Pentax should be cheaper, IMO, it is the best offering
    in its price range.

    You are a hypocrit who spouts leftist B.S. at every turn.
     
    Rich, May 29, 2011
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  10. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    Sigh!
    It was a rhetorical way of saying "you are spewing nonsense and buiishit."
     
    PeterN, May 29, 2011
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  11. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Machining magnesium and aluminum is more expensive than molding
    plastics, dumbass. It's still the material that causes the higher
    costs that you whine about.
    Thanks.
     
    Ray Fischer, May 29, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    So that would make the new Sigma SD1 the trifecta of bitching. Yes, it
    can induce a true BMW.*

    *Bitch, Moan, & Whine
     
    Bowser, May 29, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    (Ray Fischer) wrote in $:
    You are a little slow of the mark, aren't you?
     
    Rich, May 29, 2011
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  14. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    And still way smarter than you.
     
    Ray Fischer, May 29, 2011
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Have you thought of the cost of machining the molds?
    http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00DCtQAvTRghqN/Plastic-Mold.jpg
    Regards,

    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, May 29, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    George Kerby, May 30, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    A Rich bitch, perhaps?
     
    Bruce, May 30, 2011
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  18. RichA

    RichA Guest


    That would be, "far smarter."
     
    RichA, May 30, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    Would have to be. For nearly $7K, you get a camera spec'd out like a
    Rebel. Only a rich bitch could afford that.

    Wait, at least the Rebel does HD movies and has live view...
     
    Bowser, May 30, 2011
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    No, control freak, it wouldn't be.
     
    Ray Fischer, May 31, 2011
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