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Old 10-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My question to you is do you think that the technology put into a high end marker warrants the $1000 price tag. I don't. For example, you can buy a laptop for under $1000 that has much more technology IMO.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no

but you have to remember that as long as people are willing to pay that much it wont really matter.........

custom work is another story however.
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I posted it depends on the marker. Custom work is something I would pay for. I would not buy a brand new SL94 for 1750, but after a few years the value depreciates I would consider that marker because of its lower price. That being said, I would not buy a brand new 2010 ego, but in a few years who knows. Custom work is deff. worth it though.
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Yeah, it's kinda ambiguous to ask whether a $1K gun is WORTH it just for the technology. The gun in my Avatar is WORTH over $1K, but here's the thing, next year, it will also be worth the same. The year after that as well. Of course, it's not really the technology that makes it worth what it's worth. Well, not entirely as it has AGD 4.0 on it and that's pretty rare. That of course isn't what makes it WORTH so much.

Same with Custom guns. While most custom guns won't bring what the original cost to make them was, they don't depreciate the way your typical "techno" guns do. Take Freedom's Tri-convert Hurricane. I know it cost well over $1K to make and I know that to buy it from him, it will cost well over $1K. BUT, when the buyer goes to sell it in a year or five, it will still be WORTH the same.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I like how this poll isn't anonymous so we can single out the heretics.

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Old 10-03-2009, 12:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Custom costs as labor time is money. Something mass produced? Nope.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, but once something is designed and manufactured correctly it can be done for cheap

look at all that cheap labour cranking out Invert Mini's
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yeah, but once something is designed and manufactured correctly it can be done for cheap

look at all that cheap labour cranking out Invert Mini's
Yes, that's true. but the first one might have cost $500,000 to develope and make and most of the other ones after that only $100. But you can't sell them for $200 and expect to end up in the black, especially since you don't know when something "new" will fall out of favor for something else "new".
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not to say that there aren't markers out there with enough work in them, and rarity to truly be worth $1K.

My problem is that when I pass a certain price threshold I cannot simply go out and enjoy a game with it, because I am too worried that I may damage it, and hurt the value. So in that respect, to me, there is no gun worth playing with for that much money.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Stock gun at $1000 off the shelf? Not worth it when I can get the same performance for $700 less. Looks? If you're playing paintball to look good, well, that's your problem, not mine.

Now, would I pay over $1000 on one marker to get it where I want it - anno, milling, parts, everything? Yes, yes I would. But a stock marker anyone else could pick up off the shelf? No, $1000 is too much.
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