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03-04-2016, 06:26 PM
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(03-04-2016 06:00 PM)Joseph_21sv Wrote:  
(03-02-2016 02:34 PM)Dave Britten Wrote:  And you can buy a scientific calculator for $10 at Rite Aid. Sometimes, though, the appeal of a perfect combination of design and functionality makes the final product worth the premium. Or would any of you guys like to sell me a 42S for $20 since your $50 phones/tablets can run Free42? ;D

Well, there is at a premium and there is at a premium. The trouble is that it is difficult to tell when it crosses over from feeling justified to feeling like a highway robbery, and it is very easy to unknowingly tip over from "justified" to "highway robbery". That is a premium of $120 for a new stock 42S was justified while the $59 premium for this synthesizer is unintentional highway robbery.

Right, I can't speak to these synthesizers specifically (I'm not a musician, and I've never used these, or really any other synthesizers), but they look like the sort of thing that could easily satisfy a niche of the market if they're well-executed. Just surprised to see so many discounting them off-hand simply because you can get a more general-purpose device for similar/less money, even if it may not be as well-suited to the (very) specific task these are designed for. Extremely special purpose devices are pretty much the whole point of this web site, after all. Wink
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Pocket Operator - hp41cx - 02-24-2016, 12:13 AM
RE: Pocket Operator - Dave Britten - 02-24-2016, 01:44 AM
RE: Pocket Operator - TASP - 02-24-2016, 02:05 AM
RE: Pocket Operator - mfleming - 02-24-2016, 02:14 AM
RE: Pocket Operator - Dave Britten - 02-24-2016, 12:45 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - John Keith - 02-24-2016, 04:27 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - Joseph_21sv - 03-01-2016, 10:12 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - Steve Simpkin - 03-02-2016, 12:48 AM
RE: Pocket Operator - Joseph_21sv - 03-02-2016, 04:00 AM
RE: Pocket Operator - Dave Britten - 03-02-2016, 02:34 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - walter b - 03-02-2016, 04:00 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - rprosperi - 03-02-2016, 07:11 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - Joseph_21sv - 03-04-2016, 06:00 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - Dave Britten - 03-04-2016 06:26 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - Joseph_21sv - 03-05-2016, 05:50 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - Thomas Radtke - 03-05-2016, 04:12 PM
RE: Pocket Operator - Dave Britten - 03-05-2016, 05:13 PM

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