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  • Wolf
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    Paul Verdone, is that you?

  • mpaulv
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    I think the discussion on editorial policy and pricing are unrelated topics (or should be). This company offers a wide range of items that make life easier for the speaker builder, so thanks for that. I have seen first hand what happens on an non-policed discussion board and its intellectually stimulating for sure but the threads can turn into a free for all at times which frustrates members. Thinking of the old Madisound board, wonderful and terrible. This works here well enough. Thanks for that.

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  • Steve Lee
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    Thanks TomZ - I haven't left, I still follow threads of interest and knowledgeable posters. There are hundreds of "lurkers" here so I am in good company
    I have just found that I have to forgo the convenience of PE as a supplier and put a little more effort into searching for better priced components elsewhere and it pays off in spades.

    Best to the members here.

  • a4eaudio
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    I have got some amazing deals on Open Box and Refurbished items from PE.

  • nate0
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    Just buy their open box items, for more than half off. That is a bargain to me. I hardly ever buy new unless I am just dying to try something that just came out. All my cars in the last 15 years all bought cash all used. All my cell phones all used or refurbished. All my PC hardware server hardware laptops tablets all used refurbished restocked etc. The electronics industry is milking the consumer the only way to change that is to change as a consumer. You do not do that by complaining, you do that by changing yourself.

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  • fpitas
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    FWIW Ebay is known for counterfeit parts of all sorts. Even transistors that have been sanded and repainted with bogus part numbers.

  • tomzarbo
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    Originally posted by djg View Post
    I notice the OP continues to lurk.

    I have no problem with PE. I'll bet you 'll never get this from PE, this stuff is strictly Ebay.

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    That's just wrong.
    Man, if people stopped wasting so much energy cheating and stealing, imagine how beautiful this world would be! We'd all be wearing spandex jackets, probably.

    Steve, I've always appreciated your contributions to this board, I've categorized you as a 'positive' person in my mind, you try to be encouraging as far as I've seen.
    I respect your position... but still, I hope to see you back around Tech Talk in the future.

    We've lost too many good contributors over the years.

    TomZ

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  • fpitas
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    You have a problem with miniaturization? ;)

  • djg
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    I notice the OP continues to lurk.

    I have no problem with PE. I'll bet you 'll never get this from PE, this stuff is strictly Ebay.

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  • a4eaudio
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    Very little money is "printed". Currency is printed but is only a small portion of the relevant measures of the money supply which include checking accounts and other demand deposits.

  • a4eaudio
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    "The growth in GDP can cause inflation..." Not really, but it's complicated. See the Money and Banking textbook by Frederic Mishkin if interested.

    "—which can lead to hyperinflation..." No, and not complicated. See the Wikipedia entry on hyperinflation.

    "You won't be seeing any great roll-back even if the tariffs were eliminated..." Not raising prices further in 2022 would produce 0% inflation. Rolling back prices would result in deflation which can be more problematic than inflation.

  • invaderzim
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    It is easy to forget that prices don't just go up based on the expense of the goods. If you are going to be able to sell 100 of something in a set time period you only need to make X dollars on each one to make enough overall profit to survive. But if your supply over the same time period changes to only 20 then you have to make 5 times more profit on each one to end up with the same amount of profit at the end. Retailers don't know when they will be able to replenish inventories.

    Car prices are crazy right now but there is a dealer I drive by every day and even at 50 mph I can count every car on their lot. If you are selling 50 cars a month you can get by with making a hundred or two on each but if you are only going to get 10 cars to sell this month and you sell them for the same price they would be gone the first couple of days and you'd have to shut down for the rest of the month. On top of that there are always the in demand cars that the manufactures will only send the dealers one of for every 10 they buy of the less popular models. The problem now is they aren't making as many of the less popular models because they are saving the chips for the high dollar ones. So the dealers don't have a flood of cars they need to move at cost or a small loss so that they can get more of the profit making models.
    It is the same way with electronics, there were no end of the model year clearances sales at crutchfield where they clear out the old stuff at 40+ percent off because they sold out of those months ago.

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  • invaderzim
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    The irony of making loans for education easier to get so the price went up. They can charge more so they do charge more. Everything does that. If people couldn't get 8+ year car loans then the car manufactures couldn't sell cars at the prices they are selling them for.

  • andy19191
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    Agreed but the real world has a tendency to follow unwritten rules as much as written ones. If the moderators of a forum express genuine dislike rather than disagreement (i.e. agreeing to disagree) for the content of some of your posts then the writing is on the wall and it is time to move on. If the moderators delete some of your posts then that is an even stronger indication that you are out of step with the forum and not welcome. Doubly so if the deleted posts don't break any of the written rules. Moderators are human and if, for example, posts are dismissive of important beliefs held by the moderator and the community they are seeking to grow then things are likely to get unpleasant.

  • Unbiasedsound
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    Moderating should be done by enforcing established rules on a forum and not because they dislike you or your post.
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