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Old 02-13-2020, 02:57 PM
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Economics 101:

A product will cost as much as someone is willing to pay for it.

$1200 iPhones & $30 tour series discs.

They're selling so the prices remain.
Yes,and it looks like the manufacturers is testing how high they can go....And how many they can sell at the higher price point.
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:57 PM
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I started playing 17ish years ago. While I’ve suffered much stress, anxiety, and sleep deprivation since then, my foggy memory says that baseline discs were $7-8, and premium were $15-17 back then. Got back into it last year and come to find out that at least for stock runs they are now....$7-8 for baseline and $15-17 for premium. All this while they’re still for the most part made in the USA and in many cases you can literally email the guy that packages them and have them pick color, dominess, etc. Seems like a lot better rate of inflation than a lot of other areas of life.

Regarding tour series discs, it seems pretty straightforward-bigger contracts means they need to take in more cash including from disc sales. If ya don’t like it, there’s all kinds of stock runs available. Best of both worlds I think...

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Old 02-13-2020, 03:05 PM
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Yes bigger contracts and payouts means that the money must come from somewhere..and for now almost all of the money is coming from discs sales ..not many ways to get more money to the players

Smaller teams ...sell more disc..or raise prices on the disc....looks like we get all 3 in 2020
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:22 PM
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Is 'supply and demand' a thing in Sweden?
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:29 PM
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:12 PM
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Already been mentioned above but, for the most part, the main goal of tour series discs is revenue for the top level pros.
25-30 is considered by some to be steep when it comes to discs, but other than maybe Sexton Firebird, most of the others you can find counterparts in the stock stamp market, (Although some runs of sexybird I've heard are akin to Star Firebirds).

The trade-off of increasing the prices for the tour series discs is you will lose out on a percentage of players who like certain pros but are on a smaller disc budget.
I would be curious to see numbers from previous years at lower prices to higher prices in how much the pros still receive. Those numbers won't be shown to me but I can wonder.
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The idea that some discs are more special/desirable seems pretty prevalent where I play. I heard a couple guys opining that it was worth it to pay $50 for an older run Sexton Firebird, even after the guy threw said disc on a hole where it didn’t do what he wanted/needed and it went long into a pond.

I threw my Flare that I got mildly used for $9 and got a birdie.
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As long as people pay the prices...
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Is 'supply and demand' a thing in Sweden?
Sure, but i think finding the balance between 'supply and demand' is a hard balance to find

The Sexton firebird often sells out fast. . .to small of a supply
And many of the Tour series discs have big stock at the end of the year. . .to little demand
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Kind of weird that the Innova 2020 disc doesn’t cost the same..the philo destroyer cost more than the Teebird and the Gator is less than the Teebird...why not give them all the same price? I think it looks odd to set different prices on the “players”
I agree, it is almost like somebody can see what a player is worth or how expensive the plastic they chose and in my opinion just pick the high end for all. If then due to all discs being set at the upper limit, some players due to lower cost of plastic would be getting too much money from disc sales, then make it a max set % of each disc the player can get for money with the rest of that non production profit originally intended for the player ending up being split by the entire set of players that get signature discs as evenly as it can be.
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