Originally Posted by SleepyOne
I do not believe I am alone in this, nor do I believe everyone is either stupid, deluded or completely insane. There is something there. The question is, is it worth it? That is something very subjective and personal.
All I can say is that I think we can agreed to disagree.
PS. I do agree with you that cables prices have gone insane. There was a time when cables were not super expensive (in comparison to now) but has since keep going up and up.
You know that phrenology used to be accepted as true, don't you? Or that bloodlettig cured illness? Or maybe the four humours being out of balance was making you sick. People put a lot of stock in nonsense. They always have.
As for prices, why do you suppose that is? Is there a benefit to the consumer from high prices? Likely not. Raw materials and labor for cables is awfully cheap. Actually, the cost of manufacture for a $10 cable and a $1,000 cable is about the same. Again, why do you suppose that is?
One of the most difficult things is to counter a lie on the terms a lie presents itself. Those terms are always calculated to throw in lots of doubt and muddy things up. You want to give people the benefit of the doubt, which begins to give the lie credibility.
If you want to take down a lie, you have to come at it sideways. Lies are usually obvious from a different angle.
So, why is there a $990 markup on a $1,000 cable? If you are, quite openly, being scammed on the price, then why aren't you concerned about being scammed on the claims? If they lie about the price, what else do they lie about? There's only one reasonable conclusion.