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Doesen't seem like the ChainStar Pro has been as well received as Discraft might have hoped...
Probably going to take awhile for them to gain more popularity. I know locally here in Metro Detroit the Kensington courses now have them and rumor has it that Cass Benton (2000 worlds course) may soon get them too.

Either way, I don't think Discraft really loses any significant money regardless of how well they sell. There aren't any sunk costs involved, the baskets aren't perishable, and I would imagine there is at least some sort of just in time/supply chain production going on where it's not like they have thousands of them sitting around collecting dust.

I'd imagine at this point they're pretty good at forecast accounting and make what they can sell.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:33 AM
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110 new course worldwide for the #1 Discatcher targets. That's best case 1,980 targets x $400 each = $792k revenue. At a (decent) margin of 20%, that's only $158k profit, a small drop in the bucket when compared with disc sales.

From what I can tell targets don't have a very good margin, 20% is just a swag and I'd be surprised if it was that high. The economies of scale just aren't there yet. This is why it's so hard to get any kind of discount from a manufacturer, despite almost all of the targets being manufactured overseas.

So course designers: don't plan on getting much of a discount on targets, they are already priced low and the competition is going to keep them low.
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110 new course worldwide for the #1 Discatcher targets. That's best case 1,980 targets x $400 each = $792k revenue. At a (decent) margin of 20%, that's only $158k profit, a small drop in the bucket when compared with disc sales.

From what I can tell targets don't have a very good margin, 20% is just a swag and I'd be surprised if it was that high. The economies of scale just aren't there yet. This is why it's so hard to get any kind of discount from a manufacturer, despite almost all of the targets being manufactured overseas.

So course designers: don't plan on getting much of a discount on targets, they are already priced low and the competition is going to keep them low.

FYI - DISCatcher Pro 28 targets are only $325.00 each for course installations with 9 or more targets. This course discount is one reason the Innova DISCatcher remains the top selling target for course installations since 2007.
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