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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    Possibly the original owner of the OP's new (to him) DAC kept the remote coz it's so fricking expensive.
    I imagine he has it encased in Perspex and mounted on his mantelpiece: 'I've just been made redundant but don't worry love, I'll sell the Bryson remote and we can pay the rest of the mortgage off.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Yes, no wife or offspring, so I can actually afford to pay 400 for a remote control. But hell would freeze over first, even if I had millions stashed away.
    I understand and sympathise with your viewpoint.
    I wouldn't splash out on flash cars if my lottery numbers came up, and I wouldn't be chucking money at expensive watches and the like either.
    If I'd shelled out on an all Bryston system then a remote might just be the required thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    I understand and sympathise with your viewpoint.
    I wouldn't splash out on flash cars if my lottery numbers came up, and I wouldn't be chucking money at expensive watches and the like either.
    If I'd shelled out on an all Bryston system then a remote might just be the required thing.
    I'd sell the Bryston and buy a system from someone who isn't going to stick it to me for the remote. NAD, probably...

    Seriously though, I don't care that it sells for 400, I don't care that there are people who would pay 400. I'm not trying to make any moral or political point about conspicuous consumption and Veblen goods. I don't care about that one way or the other. I just find it really amusing that a remote control costs 400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    I don't think dealers need to comment on whether something is overpriced.
    I was under the impression that this is a forum where members comment, chat, advise and generally partake in conversations. As a "dealer" I actually pay to be here and so I consider I have the right to make comments. Also, as a "dealer" I have an insight into what things cost and markups, so my comments are as valid as any other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    I was under the impression that this is a forum where members comment, chat, advise and generally partake in conversations. As a "dealer" I actually pay to be here and so I consider I have the right to make comments. Also, as a "dealer" I have an insight into what things cost and markups, so my comments are as valid as any other.
    you do have the right to comment Dave so no more of that please Andrew..
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    Fecking rip-off. Straight-up!

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    Stomped on by the commercial muscle I exit stage left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    Stomped on by the commercial muscle I exit stage left.
    Sorry Andrew but all members have a right to comment. Dave wasn't trying to sell anything out of line simply bringing trade experience into a thread, and that is always a welcome thing if it fits the thread as is anyone's knowledge and views. No one stomped on anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agk View Post
    Stomped on by the commercial muscle I exit stage left.
    Being reminded that members have a right to comment and express an opinion is hardly being "stomped on", is it?

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