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Old 07-05-2019, 02:30 PM
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Yeah its not like they can just tell Innova hey stop the press we need to make more DD3s
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:07 PM
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Yeah its not like they can just tell Innova hey stop the press we need to make more DD3s
Why not? It's to Innova's financial benefit as well as Discmania's...
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:25 PM
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It's not linear. Sometimes less overall products will actually sell more. There is both an art and a science to know how many and how much to sell for that will move the most products.

It appears that Discmania made the error in the price point instead of the production number. The discs would have cleared at a higher price.
Sure, they could have charged $40 a disc and probably sold out, but that isn't the right way to do it. They should make enough that they can sell them at retail value and not run out immediately.

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As a couple people recently pointed out, it may not be on them at all. It could be entirely on Innova.
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:35 PM
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Why not? It's to Innova's financial benefit as well as Discmania's...
I'm sure Innova has a production schedule.
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:02 PM
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Sure, they could have charged $40 a disc and probably sold out, but that isn't the right way to do it. They should make enough that they can sell them at retail value and not run out immediately.

BUT...

As a couple people recently pointed out, it may not be on them at all. It could be entirely on Innova.
Why is it not the right way? Are you looking to get a product for below what it is valued? The clearing rate IS the correct value of the product.

The clearing rate is being set by the market, you can't stop that. Why should Discmania not reap the profits of their product? Why allow resellers to reap the windfall?

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Old 07-05-2019, 04:36 PM
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I'm sure Innova has a production schedule.
So am I. But they could've made more during the run. And it should've been obvious that these discs were and are selling like hotcakes, and Discmania could not have asked for more to begin with? So we're back to the discussion of the business model of limited runs...
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:59 PM
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Why is it not the right way? Are you looking to get a product for below what it is valued? The clearing rate IS the correct value of the product.

The clearing rate is being set by the market, you can't stop that. Why should Discmania not reap the profits of their product? Why allow resellers to reap the windfall?
Because it's a ≈$15 frisbee, like every other production frisbee. And it was a production run. If they have the means, they should make enough for everyone who wants one.

If I invented a pill that prevents cancer, should I only make 100 of them and sell them for millions to 100 people? Or should I not be a jerk and sell them for a reasonable amount to as many people as I can?

At the end of the day, I couldn't care less. I never tried to get one nor wanted one. I just found it strange they were limiting their profit but I bet it isn't there fault Innova only made a certain amount.

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Old 07-05-2019, 05:25 PM
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Because it's a ≈$15 frisbee, like every other production frisbee. And it was a production run. If they have the means, they should make enough for everyone who wants one.

If I invented a pill that prevents cancer, should I only make 100 of them and sell them for millions to 100 people? Or should I not be a jerk and sell them for a reasonable amount to as many people as I can?

At the end of the day, I couldn't care less. I never tried to get one nor wanted one. I just found it strange they were limiting their profit but I bet it isn't there fault Innova only made a certain amount.
Did....did you really just make that comparison?

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Old 07-05-2019, 06:44 PM
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Because it's a ≈$15 frisbee, like every other production frisbee. And it was a production run. If they have the means, they should make enough for everyone who wants one.

If I invented a pill that prevents cancer, should I only make 100 of them and sell them for millions to 100 people? Or should I not be a jerk and sell them for a reasonable amount to as many people as I can?

At the end of the day, I couldn't care less. I never tried to get one nor wanted one. I just found it strange they were limiting their profit but I bet it isn't there fault Innova only made a certain amount.

Wow, what a comparison.

I'm sure Discmania had Innova run as many as they could afford to run at this time.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:42 PM
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Wow, what a comparison.

I'm sure Discmania had Innova run as many as they could afford to run at this time.
This I agree to, as it would be plain stupid to limit your profit and upset your target market.

And I stand by my comparison because it hammers home the point of "if a lot of people will buy it, than as a business you should make as much as you can".

Here's a simpler comparison. A new dog frisbee is marketed and seemingly 25% of dog owners say they would buy it for $20. You wouldn't make only 1,000 if you could make 10,000. But Discmania isn't the manufacturer so I understand why their hands may be tied.
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