Originally Posted by Mochan
If you care about fairness, is it fair that someone is selling a product for $4k when it in reality is worth no more than $100 at most, maybe even less than that? Is it fair to the salary man who, caught up by marketing and hype, scrimps and sacrifices daily lunches, gets yelled at by his wife...
I want to protect people from getting scammed and down with the person doing the scamming.
(The Attorney gets back on his high horse and...)
The consumer has a huge range of choice - from the bundled freebee cable up to $30k+. With all sorts of well made and sensibly priced cables in between. And all price levels of cables have their supporters and their detractors. That's what I call fair. The point at which a high priced purchase becomes foolish is entirely a matter of perspective - and how rich that person is.
The guy who is about to spend $4k on a cable does not need your help. He really doesn't. Not even a little bit. He's not asking for your help and he certainly isn't going to thank you for your sincere intervention. A guy who has $4k to spend on a cable has already demonstrated that he is financially astute, or just plain rich. A guy who has $4k to spend on a cable is not taken in by marketing hype - he bases his decision primarily on listening experience. The only people who seem to read marketing blurb are the cable skeptics. They do this in order get into their favourite state of mind, which is to be very, very angry .
There may well be the rare guy who spends $4k on a cable at the expense of feeding and clothing his children. That's what's called an addict, who requires a level of help that you have no skills to provide.
If you want to help somebody, there are millions people in this world who could do with your help right now. The guy with the £4k cable comes a very long way down that list.
(The Attorney gets off his high horse hopefully for the last time )
Edited by TheAttorney - 7/20/11 at 4:59am