You have a similar chance of an apology for me as I had from you, only you were bang out of order I was pointing out the truth, you insulted me over over someone else's post, when I pointed it out you wanted to argue , even when the op himself pointed out your error you still didn't apologies for your insults. "premiership"I suspect hell will freeze over before you apologise.
On the other hand the know-how is in the design, the manufacturing is just a machine. I personally believe that you need tight contact between design and production which isn't given in off-shore manufacturing. There are of course limitations in not having you'r own manufacturing - its more difficult and expensive to invest in new technologies and given technology design and function are tightly bound in rod and line manufacturing ....I can understand a lot of what you say Sean but, so many of the big names like Hardy Loop, and Orvis are having their products made in the Far East.
Lets take just one small product a pair of line nippers that Loop have produced over there, RRP from Loop £34.95.
EXACTLY the same nippers, no doubt produced by Maxcatch for Loop are
£12, nearly 2/3rds less and free delivery?
i too like my expensive gear, top end reels being my weakness, and some rods, but it does make me cringe a little at times when I see a new Hardy reel for £450 and it was only designed in the UK, not built.
Who's the real exploiter there?
One of the most ill thought through comments I've seen on this forum and I've made a few.........mind you it appears to be an equally poor attempt to deflectSpeaking of envy there appears to be a bit of envy towards the maxcatch golds popularity, certainly from a few members, it's like there annoyed at a £10 line being so popular and highly rated.
Maxcatch has a double business model:The bit I don’t get is why people get fired up that any of the top brands charge what they do . They have to to keep in business
MaxCatch’s business model is terrible for our economy . Sell direct on plagiarised products . Use an international postal agreement to send from china for pennies , and Royal Mail picks up the slack . Bypass tariffs and VAT with incomprehensible and false customs declarations . Now on an individual basis that might seem great , we’ve beaten the robbing bastards who run the local tackle shop and cheated HMRC as well .
Think of some of the great trade members on here like Harvey’s Angling who went to the wall...
Well a Harvard MBA will set you back north of $150k - you are taught in classes of 800 and the class average will never get their investment back. A "normal" MBA will set you back ~50k, you won't be entertained for a job where you *might* earn that back without it and once you have it you will be marked for taking the cheap option.The Rio cost reminds me of the finding in universities that many more foreign students applied for your course if you charged much more for your courses. The assumption being that you get what you pay for, so the more you pay, the better the education.