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OK, right off the gitgo, I understand that this may be a unique view particular to myself and I am thankful to be able to express it, though, in addition I will also apologize to those that I offend, because there is no intention in doing so.

Presently several vendors are offering items "on sale" for upwards of 50%, some even 75%, or even more. Now, we all know that even at the sales price, the vendors are still making a profit off of most of these items. For ourselves personally, there are several of these items that we probably would have already purchased if they had been originally offered at the now "sale" price, whereas I would now rather wait to purchase from somebody that is willing to initially offer their product at a "fair" value rather than to purchase one now on sale that was originally, (IMO), excessively "over priced."

Does this make sense?

Like I said, just a personal comment and opinion.....................

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OK, right off the gitgo, I understand that this may be a unique view particular to myself and I am thankful to be able to express it, though, in addition I will also apologize to those that I offend, because there is no intention in doing so.

Presently several vendors are offering items "on sale" for upwards of 50%, some even 75%, or even more. Now, we all know that even at the sales price, the vendors are still making a profit off of most of these items. For ourselves personally, there are several of these items that we probably would have already purchased if they had been originally offered at the now "sale" price, whereas I would rather wait to purchase from somebody that is willing to initially offer their product at a "fair" value rather than to purchase one now on sale that was originally excessively "over priced."

Does this make sense?

Just a personal opinion.....................

Bill
IMO, the conduct that you complained of is simply the marketplace in action. Since we are generally bright individuals, we have trained ourselves to work with the market...waiting for 0% financing on things that we don't need, waiting for sales, and etc. I suspect that "Big Sister" :) buys everything that she can on sale, a practice mastered by pragmatic females who know that patience pays.
 

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OK, right off the gitgo, I understand that this may be a unique view particular to myself and I am thankful to be able to express it, though, in addition I will also apologize to those that I offend, because there is no intention in doing so.

Presently several vendors are offering items "on sale" for upwards of 50%, some even 75%, or even more. Now, we all know that even at the sales price, the vendors are still making a profit off of most of these items. For ourselves personally, there are several of these items that we probably would have already purchased if they had been originally offered at the now "sale" price, whereas I would now rather wait to purchase from somebody that is willing to initially offer their product at a "fair" value rather than to purchase one now on sale that was originally, (IMO), excessively "over priced."

Does this make sense?

Like I said, just a personal comment and opinion.....................

Bill
Thought you liked your Slingshot bone stock as delivered? You made fun of people who modified it, repeatedly. You didn't understand why people would spend the money on something so problem-free and perfect.

Oh man, I'm going to have to modify the Flower Benders stick figure so they can talk out both sides of their mouth...

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(Note: This post is B&J politically correct because it includes a smiley. Wait, I might need multiple smileys...crap.)
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I work in the Custom High-End Audio Video industry.... speakers that get up in the 200K+ price for a pair and cabling for those speakers that cost thousands of dollars just to hook them up. All of which typically carries 50 to 95 points of margin. I get that you "Feel" and "Think" it is unfair for MFG to charge way more than they pay to create a product, but that's just the way the consumer world works. Products are worth whatever people are willing to pay for them, not necessarily what they cost to build. this is true with every single product you can purchase, just the margins differ dramatically.... Point being, if you don't think its worth what they are asking, just don't buy it. Crying about it like some entitled millennial that didn't get their way is pretty pathetic.
 

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This is all really quite simple. Just read the following history lesson & determine for yourselves which group "Bickering Bill & Judgemental Justina" belong to...

A History Lesson, Liberals vs Conservatives

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1. Liberals; and
2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women.

Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.

Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.

Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, Marines, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history: It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it. A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off.
 

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In a kingdom of blind men, the one eyed man is king. ;-)

Or as @TimC eloquently yet simply stated "Supply and Demand".

Demand = High, Supply = Low, Price = Higher.
Demand - Low, Supply = High, Price = Lower.

One could ask the same question you are about gasoline. Allow me to provide a visual representation of supply and demand in action:

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Simple.... I want a lot of stuff but don't really want to spend the money. Not their fault as I have a choice. If the prices stay high than a good number of our fellow owners have the money and want the product and don't feel the same as I do. If they don't sell the price will come down. Always remember easier to lower a price than raise it.. :D
 

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Amazing commentary Bill & Justina, just proving that opinions are like assholes, everybody has one.:mooning::mooning::hilarious:
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So I guess you're (OP) saying that if company A usually sells this part for $200, now it's on sale for $150, but a new company comes along and sells the same part for $150 right off the bat, that you would choose the new company, just off of "principle" that company A jacked up the price to begin with. It would depend more on the company for me, dependability / reliability.... If company A was around longer and more trusted, I would still go with them, vs the new kid on the block. (Looks like a lot of people didn't even address your question, instead attacking your complaint of overpriced aftermarket parts. I actually agree with the price problem, but I'm just trying to patiently wait it out.)
 

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I think the lesson to learn here is:
If you are budget minded and want a good deal, don't pay full price for mods. There is always someone here selling something that they have removed from their SS. Also several times a year, there are great sales. Make a wish list and wait. Every part comes around eventually.
 

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Thanks Sling;)...my wife figured that out 30 years ago when Macy's started to have Wednesday sales...until the internet she never shopped Macy's unless it was Wednesday. OTOH, our vendors, SS and motorcycle, understand the boy mentality..that is, see it, cannot live without it, and buy it. The only difference between our favorite toy dealers and a street corner drug trafficker is that, for example, an Alpha turbo kit is not a controlled substance.:D...and I'm grateful to our codependent enablers.
 

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Thanks Sling;)...my wife figured that out 30 years ago when Macy's started to have Wednesday sales...until the internet she never shopped Macy's unless it was Wednesday. OTOH, our vendors, SS and motorcycle, understand the boy mentality..that is, see it, cannot live without it, and buy it. The only difference between our favorite toy dealers and a street corner drug trafficker is that, for example, an Alpha turbo kit is not a controlled substance.:D...and I'm grateful to our codependent enablers.
Now I feel Dirty
Hooked on Mods :nailbiting:
 
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