Pretec 12 GB CF - just $14,900 ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Started May 26, 2004 | Discussions thread
Sean Keegan Senior Member • Posts: 2,994
Re: Clever marketing, clever price

I guess people forget the days when DVD players cost $10,000 dollars, and what could you even play on them at the time? 15 titles? Yet they sold. How about the first Walkman.... anyone remember what that went for when it came out? $1,000?


gasdive wrote:

If you were first to market with this size then you'd be crazy to
market it any other way. Say only 0.01% of users would buy at this
price (someone mentioned NASA, someone else mentioned the camera
makers, let me add to that some deep water inspections where it may
cost close to that per minute to be on site and reducing time lost
for card swaps could be significant).

So it's pretty clear that the first few off the production line
can be sold for 15000USD. If you were selling a car and you knew
you could get 15k for it would you sell it for 200 dollars?

So after a couple of months when that market is all mopped up and
everyone who Has to have one has bought one, then you can drop
the price to 5k and pick up everyone who really really really wants
one. Couple of months later it's 2k, next year it's 1k, three
years from now it's 200 dollars.

Almost everything gets marketed this way. Remeber the price of a
CD burner? No, not then, think back a bit further. I remeber when
there were only 3 in the world and they cost 100s of millions of
dollars. I'm sure that you could now find a working one on a
rubbish tip with a bit of careful searching...

Cheers Jason =:)

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