Don't get me wrong...i love the product. However, i am not rich, and $100 is more than i can justify for what is, essentially, a piece of plastic.
Were the economy and work better, i would probably still buy one for $100, and definitely for $75. I'm just sayin', in this economic climate, i could not justify more than $50 for this product. And IMO, at $50 per, the OP would sell LOTS of these, making a cheaper price more feasible anyway.
Regardless: I think it looks COMPLETELY badass.
s-industries wrote:Well, I appreciate the feedback. I don't mind losing a customer if that person feels the product value is less than what it costs me to produce it.
There's a good way to say things and a bad way to say things (obviously). Val, I think you tend to gravitate towards the latter (IMO), which is why folks get a tad snippy with you. If I somehow get this custom product down to OE pricing, I'll definitely let you know. Thanks for the initial interest.
I am just bluntly honest. Nothing i say on here is ever intended to be delivered with malice or spite.
Just cold hard black and white blunt honesty. Sometimes the blunt unfiltered truth (or a reasoned critique) can be taken as an insult when it is in no way intended as one. Some people even prefer the blunt truth to "diplomatic speak."
When a product is kick ass, IMO, i post it all over the web saying so. Just google the key words Valorius+Elite+S4M+5.7mm to see what i'm talking about. I worship at the altar of that sadly now discontinued Elite Ammo offering.
When one is over priced TO ME....same thing. Example: The slidefire stock. SUPER NEAT idea and product, but no freaking way i'd ever pay the retail price for one. At the retail price, it is in all honesty, a flat out rip off. I could only imagine the profit margin they're making on those things. Perhaps i'm just envious.
Note that i am not saying YOU are making an unfair profit or gouging
, just that all things taken together, the product is TO ME, out of my realistic budget. TO ME, a realistic budget for this product is $50. Though i admit at $75 i'd be tortured, and probably buy one anyway.
So here's hoping it really catches on and the second batch comes in at $75 or less.
PS: I'm posting a link to your slide cover on the big five seven threads on both of the sites i post on.