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Old 3rd March 2017 | Show parent
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by ktmgen ➡️
This is the only thing I'm going to disagree with here. The cost of components should have a large bearing on full cost of a product. Much more with small products like synths, than something like cars. But if I am looking into producing a product the first thing I look at are what the components are going to cost me. Then I figure out what the market will buy what I am producing for. The last thing I do is look at man hours/labor. Because if it's not worth it after price of components, why even look into labor?
Let me rephrase, as I don't argue with that either. "Cheap components" does not mean that an available, sustainable, easily swappable supply exists, nor does it always mean that the finished product will be as cheap as the individual parts. Of course expensive parts can make an expensive end-product.