Best of luck.
Best of luck.
Just curious, but what's your stance on the Rent Me app?
Believe it or not it's called the film business for a reason. It's a business. People may love what they do and choose from time to time to help other people out, but people also want to make money so that they can pay their bills, feed their families and buy more gear. When they choose to profit and when they choose not to is their choice. What is a fair price? Like any commodity it's what people are willing to pay. Is Apple stock worth $552/share? Yup. Because someone paid it.
Somehow you feel that you are entitled to have these people sell you their property at the price you choose. Sorry dude, it just doesn't work that way. They can choose to keep it, try and sell it for a million bux, or drive over it with their car.
You are not entitled to a side handle - it is not a basic human right. So you can either choose to do without, or choose to pay the going rate. Either way, suck it up and show some character.
Well, there is no mention of birth right or entitlement in my comment but rather human decency and choice and if one is in the business of profit then cudo, please feed your family and buy more to sale higher that is your choice and I chose to wait and pay the set price when items becomes available, that my friend I am entitled to.
I was merely saying that if someone has a commodity they have no need or use for and a fellow red user is in need of that commodity. The decent thing to do is at least sale it for the value you bought it for, the same market value that the manufacture assigned it to.
It seem that this RED community is built on the notion of sharing & supporting but not when it comes to the market place. People in unfortunate circumstances are forced to sale their epic-x package for half of what it is worth and buyers are paying double for rare commodity! There is no decency in greed.
Red makes their money off of volume - individual sellers do not. If you make 1c per widget and sell 100,000,000 widgets then you're doing fine. If you only sell 10 widgets, though, then you'd go out of business very quickly. So RED bases their pricing structure so that they make money. Which is fantastic. If Red wasn't making money then there wouldn't be a dragon sensor. In order for businesses to continue to exist they need to be profitable. Otherwise everyone packs up and goes home. Red has chosen not to increase their prices due to demand outstripping supply - that is their choice. But just because they make that choice doesn't mean that is the right choice for everyone - everyone's situation is different.
As I said in an earlier post, when the price increases supply increases (people say hey, I could do without one for a while, maybe I'll sell it to someone who really wants one). If prices stay at Red's price people would say it's not worth the effort and very few would be available for sale.
If Red is making a profit off of the side handles - does that make them greedy? And if they're making a profit, why can't others? It's not like it's uncommon for resellers to mark up their prices, it's just not normally so visible.
I don't see much price gouging going on. People are giving away their RED ONE accessories for a fraction of what they paid. Are they Saints? It's just supply and demand.
Now if we were talking about OIL or SSDs this conversation might be more interesting... lol!
I was really thinking about collusion, and sidetracked myself with the whole coercion thing. What was I drinking last night? lol Seriously though, don't be guilty of collusion. Don't attempt to manipulate the free market.
If you want to talk about something that is actually unfair to consumers, as well as damaging to the markets and industry, let's talk about price fixing. It's ironic to me that someone would suggest price fixing in response to an isolated allegation or two of gouging. Talk about jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire!
Last edited by Scott Crawley; 03-13-2012 at 09:17 AM.
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