[meteorite-list] Membrane Boxes
From: stan . <laser_maniac_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Feb 11 23:32:52 2006
i dont think many people complain about the small ones - but the 20 or 30$
ones really get me - especially since the plastic used scratches pretty darn
easily. they should make the boxes out of the same stuff used for the
security devices on DVDs.. that junk is indestrucable. sure a 30$ box used
to house a 1 kg moon rock isnt that big a deal, but if you have a big
collection with hundreds of pieces the size of the larger boxes thats
thousands of $ worth of plastic that probably cost less than a value meal at
mickie d's to make. plastic that will VERY quickly show the signs of wear
and tear unless you stash all of your space rocks in a safe deposit box some
place and only visit them once in a blue moon.
just my two cents...
>From: Michael L Blood <mlblood_at_cox.net>
>To: <cynapse_at_charter.net>,Martin Altmann
>Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Membrane Boxes
>Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 19:01:14 -0800
> Would you please make these membrane boxes? I am sure everyone
>on the list - and all of Christendom would be happy to give you 6 c each
>for a 100% "mark up" and be happy to do so.
> Sincerely, Michael Blood
>on 2/11/06 3:09 PM, Darren Garrison at cynapse_at_charter.net wrote:
> > On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 23:17:54 +0100, you wrote:
> >> Huh, where is the problem?
> >> Hartman is taking for 100 microboxes 1.3$ each.
> > Meanwhile, I can buy gem jars for around 20 cents each. It's a matter
> > scale.
> > I wouldn't worry about a $1 difference in price for something that cost
> > or $100. But at $10, it starts to be a factor, and the difference
> > something that cost $1.30 and something that cost $0.20 and serves
> > the
> > same purpose IS going to make a difference in my opinion. I'm not
> > price that the reseller has to charge, I'm judging the price the
> > charges. With gem jars, you have something that costs a few cents to
> > sells for around 20 cents. With membrane boxes, you have something that
> > a
> > few cents to make and sells for over a dollar. That's my point-- price
> > gouging
> > by a monopoly single source.
> >> Wouldn't you make photos of those persons you love, because the albums
> >> keep the photos are to expensive?
> > Not a good analogy. A better one is, would I buy a frame for the
> > company X at one price, or buy a frame made from the virtually the same
> > of virtually the same materials a different company for 5 or 6 times the
> > price.
> > You might do that. I wouldn't. (And I haven't made a film-based photo
> > over
> > 3 years-- I've taken maybe 15,000 with my digital camera since then, and
> > least 90 percent of them have never seen paper).
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