- Nov 24, 2017
Lulz. Perhaps I should have said : With that logic the aforementioned harbor freight through purchasing power and tools being old tech have the bestest shit ever. Fuck that snap on shit!!!!
Listen, I'm not going to teach you the business side of manufacturing. The fact that you're making the assumptions you're making and asking the questions you're asking tells me you know nothing about it.
Not at all I got mine at a discount but by all means enjoy your Caldwell and Harbor Freight products. After all reverse engineered cheap shit is the bestest.Listen, I'm not going to teach you the business side of manufacturing. The fact that you're making the assumptions you're making and asking the questions you're asking tells me you know nothing about it.
I gave you some examples how a better product can be made for less. That's all you get.
You sound like those butthurt douches who paid over MAP for some hot new scope only to find out six months later than the mfg is running a 25% off sale.
Because, Caldwell (part of Battenfield Tech) can leverage the buying potential of the entire company. Kind of like how Walmart can out-compete local business because of their buying potential. Businesses find it beneficial to give bigger deals to bigger buyers. Labrador is probably a couple of guys in a shed by comparison. Sure, that’s where innovation happens, but it’s not where you draw upon economies of scale.
I'm led to believe that the labradar was a Victorian invention, but sold to someone for mass production ?
As for the new Caldwell velociradar. I've been using a Caldwell G2 for about 2 years now. Super impressed with it. I like the magnetospeed, but didn't buy one mainly because or barrel mounting and testing nodes, etc. For pure velocity reading, it is great. The labradar is also good, but costly and at the range I've seen more than a few with "issues".
I'll be more than wanting to test out a Caldwell radar as I expect them to have fully tested it and it should have the goods.
Also, for the price, labradar should have an internal battery not some janky AA compartment. That's crap.
Really, you don't think reverse engineering to learn or make a product different is how the world works? I'm not a harbor freight person at all! But your generality is way off.
I’ve gotten to use one quite a bit, they’re nice but not nearly nice enough for me to dump my magnetospeed.Non barrel mounted magneto is still my go to. Something like this is what you use at matches for guys to check velocity to me. But I look at it from my viewpoint. More products = good.
I've never used a Labrador but have seen guys cursing them alot.
Now this makes sense. The thing is if everyone waited for a cheaper alternative to come out and no one bought the "new thing on the block" at top price innovation would probably stagnate if the profits weren't there. I purchased the first palm pilot to come out and learned their goofy heiroglyphic alphabet you had to use, and paid top dollar. Do I regret it because a year down the road alternatives came out? Absolutely not. The thing is we are talking about Caldwell here. Yes I fully expect it to be cheaper, but as good or better? I'm just saying expectations seem high.Ask vortex who used to sell gen 2 razor for $2400 and it sells for almost $1k less now.
Name of the game is to charge as much as possible for as long as possible. Labradar has been the only real name in radar chrono. So they were able to set the industry price.
You wouldn’t be very smart if you’re the only person selling something and you sell it for what it “should” cost vs what people will pay.
8-12 months out still means to me that its still vapor ware.not ready yet. Expected release 4th quarter 2021