[rescue] Spam (was: Perverse Question)
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Mon Jun 16 00:52:03 CDT 2003
On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 04:38:26PM -0700, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> > However, its not cool that it costs so much and will therefore add to
> > the cost the consumer pays.
> Well no one is forcing you to buy that car.
No, but I *AM* forced to buy one where ads have bumped the price up.
That's true of most products these days.
> Actually the cost of that commercial is a drop in the bucket when
> compared to the actual cost of developing a mass produced car.
Yeah, a great big drop. You should look up some reports on itemized
overhead for some products and see just how big the ad budget is
percentage wise. It's quite significant.
I know a car cost a lot to produce, but a huge amount of the cost is
executive overhead, ads, and various forms of BS.
Another big cost: dozens of different models instead of a few really
good and well debugged ones.
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