Originally Posted by MooCwzRck
A company out to profit?? How greedy of them!
Take a look at their annual report and look at two things: Money spent on R&D and money spent on marketing.
I cannot believe a smart guy like you thinks that Monster can charge a customer 350 dollars for a pair of headphones that performs on par with one that costs a third of the price. No wonder there are SO many people trying to counterfeit them.
When I was overseas last year, I saw the Dre Beats pro sell for what is equivalent to 90 USD dollars. Basically the closer you are the manufacturing plant, the cheaper it is. Before you ask me if what I had saw was a real or fake one, I don't know. It was at a mall in Shanghai and usually they sell legitimate products, not like a shady street dealer.
You probably do not know from what assembly line they come from. Typically, the conditions in these FTZs are no better than the sweat shops that produce pirated goods. Sometimes pirated goods and real goods even come off the same line, which is why you get knock offs that sound very good.
I would go on and on, but you know my point.Edited by youra6 - 5/14/11 at 11:22am