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Re: GBA Consolizer

by racketboy Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:29 am

Well, most things like this end up selling quickly, so from an economic standpoint, you want to price an item where the supply and demand can be most in tune.
But as mention before, with small batches, they probably aren't getting especially good pricing on parts. The biggest profiters might be the company actually making the parts.
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Re: GBA Consolizer

by MrPopo Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:22 pm

I don't see anything wrong with them charging whatever the traffic may bear. Especially given this is a major luxury item. Profiteering is when you charge exorbitant prices for necessities due to shortages.
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Re: GBA Consolizer

by Tanooki Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:06 pm

Going to have to side with Popo. I could easily see this be at least $200. All it takes is one part that gets expensive over the others, or a bad deal where a bulk order still doesn't save much, or any other possibility. Then you have the hours and handwork put into making multiple prototypes, revisions, designs, and the rest to slap something like this together and that doesn't even touch on the coding side of it too. This isn't for me, but I find it interesting. I don't like the idea of kind of hollowing out an old GBA.
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Re: GBA Consolizer

by marurun Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:24 pm

You also have to account for all the time they've spent designing and prototyping and working out the bugs. I mean, that counts as labor they might want recompensed, at least a little bit.
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