Fuji gets titanium, Olympus gets...plastic?

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cba_melbourne Senior Member • Posts: 1,385
Re: Fuji gets titanium, Olympus gets...plastic?

TomFid wrote:

We have no idea whether Olympus passed on some of the alleged savings or not. Yes, we'd all like Oly to cancel shareholder dividends and give the money to customers, but that's just not going to happen. Almost surely, more expensive materials would have meant a more expensive camera.

They need to make a fair profit on the camera, nobody disputes that.

But it looks to me, as if they are trying to recoup the cost of the bodged factory move, and maybe some past losses, in a far too short time frame. Imagine if Volkswagen after the costly Diesel emission scandal had raised their car prices by 20%, it would have been suicide. You cannot expect your customers to pay for your management mistakes - well, they eventually will, but spread over many years so they may not notice.

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