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PowerTap - Huge Price Cut.
Last Post 08/04/2013 11:54 AM by Cosmic Kid. 15 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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08/04/2013 11:54 AM
Just because a company drops their prices doesn't mean they have been gouging anyone.

The market will determine if people are getting "bent over." PT has been selling a quality product for years at a price that hundreds of tho undos of people were willing to pay. By the vast majority of reports, users enjoy and benefit from their PTs. How exactly is that "bending people over"?

A cost based product strategy is simplistic, at best. What a company makes on a product should be immaterial. They offer a product for a price. If consumers think it is a reasonable price for the goods, they will buy it.

Why should a company sell a product for less when it doesn't have to? Just to be "nice"?

I'd also add that this drop may be as a result of paying off tooling for the new G3 designs, improved production efficiencies and other changes in overhead structure. It is conceivable (albeit unlikely) that Saris is making MORE on a hub now because of these factors.

It would seem that this move is largely driven by Stages and other new players in the market place. Competition is a good thing and usually drives down prices.....but it can also rob a category of profit, long term. That is not necessarily a good thing.

Last point - anyone paying full retails for a PT is not doing their homework. There are always deals on hubs and complete wheels out there.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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