#121  
Old 02-08-2020, 07:40 PM
disco40 disco40 is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Years Playing: 0.6
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 129
Niced 110 Times in 54 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
Depends on your flawed definition of “perfectly serviceable.” Because that alone defies logic. Nothing is perfect.

And it depends on the level of the player. Can a newb go to wal mart and find a few cheap discs that are serviceable for maybe half a round? Sure.

(Sarcastic with half round. But you 100% get the point)
I don't get the point. Maybe I'm having some difficulty fully absorbing your mastery of rhetoric and reason.

We can grab EliteX Buzzzes (one notch up from the base plastic) for 11.00 and that took less than fifteen seconds of my time to find out. Imagine if I actually shopped around. The possibilities are overwhelming.

If that's not to your liking, perhaps you should consider seizing the means of production.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 02-08-2020, 07:46 PM
thenomad thenomad is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 79
Niced 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by knivvves View Post
Is it double XP on posts this weekend?
I thought you wanted a lower priced Discraft putter, or more specifically a low priced Luna. You can get a Roach (basically a Luna) for $7.49, $10.99, $13.99, or $15.99.
The Lunas are $16.99.
It's supply and demand bud. If you want the hot new thing right now, you're going to pay the premium price. If you don't want to pay that price, there's plenty of other options. And they're not paper plates from Walmart, or Franklin discs. They're PDGA approved discs that are just as good as the $19.99 ones.
The Roach isn’t a Luna. If it was, the Luna would have never happened. Just common sense that a lot of people seem to have trouble grasping. If a roach is a Luna, then an Aviar is a P2. It’s stupid. All putters are similar. We get it.

And if you know anything about supply and demand, bud, you’d be able to realize that Discraft controls the supply. They keep the supply low on purpose to create hype. It’s an old tactic. It’s just an excuse so that they can increase prices. They could easily increase the supply and meet the demand of people who actually want to throw them at a metal basket and destroy them. It’s sports equipment, not a limited turd in Paul’s toilet that you would overpay for on eBay.....
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 02-08-2020, 07:52 PM
thenomad thenomad is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 79
Niced 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by disco40 View Post
perhaps you should consider seizing the means of production.
You’re right. You don’t get it. They already stopped production (supposedly, probably several thousands sitting in a warehouse) so that the sheeple will think they’re oh so limited and they better run out and buy 20 right away before they’re all gone LOL. Please. At least you spoke disc golf though. For that, I appreciate you.
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 02-08-2020, 08:12 PM
Hampstead's Avatar
Hampstead Hampstead is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spaceship Earth
Years Playing: 29.9
Courses Played: 67
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 3,528
Niced 2,140 Times in 693 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
*Milking their customer base. Fixed.

Imagine if Discraft priced the Luna at $10 (just a hypothetical). How many Innova guys would they have trying out a Discraft disc? How many customers would they be adding to that base? The answer is obvious. Ok. Now, how many people are coming to your brand for a $20 putter? More like, how many true disc golfers are you turning away?

One thing I’ve learned is that when the resellers come out of the woodwork and enter your niche hobby (could be anything), the hobby will quickly go down the toilet. Even to the most loyal, it will become a money grab. Those who just like to throw discs will be forced to resell discs just to equip their bag how they want it........... we are pretty much already there. How many disc golfers calling themselves pros are also Al Bundys flippin plastic LOL


The market was established years ago when McPro Aviars were selling well in the $20 ballpark. That set the price for a McBeth putter. Nobody is making you buy one, but plenty of people have no problem paying that for something they want. If they didn't buy it, Discraft wouldn't sell it. Free market and all that jazz.

As others have observed, you type a lot of $hit and say nothing of interest.


-yawn-

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 02-08-2020, 08:21 PM
thenomad thenomad is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 79
Niced 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hampstead View Post

As others have observed, you type a lot of $hit and say nothing of interest.


-yawn-
Yet you responded -eye roll-
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 02-08-2020, 08:27 PM
thenomad thenomad is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 79
Niced 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noill View Post
:blink:
$20 a good value? New model putter with a lotta hype. As a company, wouldn’t you want to get that disc in as many peoples’ hands as possible? People love their putters. Blown opportunity imo. Coulda done damage to Innova with that guy
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 02-08-2020, 08:29 PM
Hampstead's Avatar
Hampstead Hampstead is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spaceship Earth
Years Playing: 29.9
Courses Played: 67
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 3,528
Niced 2,140 Times in 693 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
Yet you responded -eye roll-
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 02-08-2020, 08:30 PM
thenomad thenomad is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 79
Niced 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Already used at least come up with something new. Insert yawn meme here
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 02-08-2020, 08:41 PM
thenomad thenomad is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 79
Niced 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hampstead View Post
The market was established years ago when McPro Aviars were selling well in the $20 ballpark. That set the price for a McBeth putter. -
Aviar is from the 80s bud. McPro is just an extra firm one. Luna is a new mold. Wouldn’t expect you to grasp the difference though. But please tell us more common sense that was already established like msrp.. And how the limited run McPro sold so well and that’s why it’s still sitting on shelves at the same price in large quantities..........
Reply With Quote
 

  #130  
Old 02-08-2020, 08:41 PM
Noill's Avatar
Noill Noill is offline
*Administrator*
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago
Years Playing: 10.7
Courses Played: 133
Posts: 5,137
Niced 778 Times in 410 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
$20 a good value? New model putter with a lotta hype. As a company, wouldn’t you want to get that disc in as many peoples’ hands as possible? People love their putters. Blown opportunity imo. Coulda done damage to Innova with that guy
well, it is their choice to adopt whatever business model they will. Curious... do you have an MBA or any experience as an entrepreneur with a competing business model?

not trolling you (obligatory mention given the tone in this thread so far)...

If not, then we all take your point, but it is simply an opinion. Maybe you do have something real to add beyond opinion?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TOBU Charge sky_handy Discs 0 06-29-2017 06:17 AM
If you were in charge k2Keith General Disc Golf Chat 120 06-23-2015 11:21 PM
Best way to charge glow discs? Nemmers Discs 2 01-04-2014 08:51 PM
What would you charge?? MN_DiscGolfer Disc Dyeing 9 06-16-2012 12:49 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.