That's certainly true of the fashion industry, and anything to do with 'designer' labels.Getting people to pay for the name not the quality has been primary strategy of marketing and business since someone figured out that fools with money tend to spend their money foolishly if given a reason to feel good about themselves
Are Beats the best headphones?The notion that you can suck up 94% of an industry's profits by offering something that is somehow inferior is absurdly illogical and naive. The market decides winners and losers and if you can't accept that, you're just delusional. If you think the market is wrong, that it's possible to dupe millions and millions of people, you're welcome to try.
It's not just the fashion industry. It's every industry. Look at how many high end automobiles there are out there that are for the most part nothing but extremely overpriced junk that are totally undrivable for normal day to day use.That's certainly true of the fashion industry, and anything to do with 'designer' labels.
That's just it - I don't think anyone is getting ripped off. Well maybe a few people get stuck with junk, but for the most part people are spending their money rationally and getting what they want and expect. Samsung and Apple both enjoy very high satisfaction ratings.94% of the profits from less than 20% of sales. exactly who do you think is getting ripped off?
Many generic names like Hoover and Biro etc (the list is endless) were the brand names that got there first and made a *good enough* first impression. They weren't necessarily the best, but they're the brands everyone remembers.Are you new to this planet?
Dupe as many as possible for as much money as you can get away with and not get put in jail for has been the primary operating process of humankind since we figured out how to trade a banana for a coconut.
Getting people to pay for the name not the quality has been primary strategy of marketing and business since someone figured out that fools with money tend to spend their money foolishly if given a reason to feel good about themselves though association justified or otherwise.
Just look at how many people are loyal to brands of products that at one time stood as industry standards that now are total overpriced junk just because people still associate their name with their former quality.. (fluke meters anyone?)
I don't share your cynicism. In my business experience, I saw almost zero gain from any attempts at duping customers. Admittedly, my business was B2B and not retail. But as a consumer I know I won't do business ever again with someone that didn't deliver.Dupe as many as possible for as much money as you can get away with and not get put in jail for has been the primary operating process of humankind since we figured out how to trade a banana for a coconut.
What I've seen of their computer products is; they were massively over engineered. In 99% of cases that's no particular advantage to the end user, it just costs a lot more. Sometimes they seem to be struggling to keep up on the technology front.I don't really care if you're an Apple or Android fanboy. A guy I know and respect is an Apple fanboy and has everything from iPad to Apple TV even though he uses a PC at home and while working.
Speaking for myself I got my first "Real" smartphone last month and it is a Samsung galaxy J5. The reason for that choice was that it was within my price range and had the best specs within that range (or at least here there is).
So far so good just need to add more storage space.
I have personally next to none experience with Apple products beside the iPod and iTunes. And iTunes was/is junk forged in hell...
Could be because of the golden rule of form and function. They chose form over function.What I've seen of their computer products is; they were massively over engineered. In 99% of cases that's no particular advantage to the end user, it just costs a lot more. Sometimes they seem to be struggling to keep up on the technology front.
The first thing I looked at in a computer was the open architecture - Apple nearly did that with the Apple II, but then it was all proprietary peripherals and you couldn't shop around for better value.Could be because of the golden rule of form and function. They chose form over function.
Or that is what I've gathered from those who use their brand to be the biggest complaint about their products.
The text in bold makes me think that you have tried a couple of those.I've been shopping for a replacement 5W charger (AC to USB adapter) for my phone and I'm getting really pissed off. It looks like every "genuine Apple OEM" charger cube you can find - outside the Apple store - is actually counterfeit. Even the ones shipped by Amazon, listed by Apple as an authorized supplier, appear to often be fake. Some fakes are obvious in the ads but many are not, since the sellers use Apple stock photos in their ads. Models are A1265 and A1385 (same specs, just a new number).
Why not buy from Apple? They want $19. The obvious counterfeit ones are <$2. In the $5-10 price range, there might be some genuine adapters out there but it's very hard to tell.
When I made my living servicing CRT VGA monitors - the chances of them catching fire were roughly proportional to the quantity of safety certification stickers on the back.I have not tried them, only read reviews and researched how to tell they are not genuine, and whether it matters. It does. The knock-offs are noisy and can't get anywhere near the amp rating without severe voltage sag. Worse, they risk line-to-phone, which is what killed that Chinese girl.
Even if they worked, as a matter of principle I'm not going to buy something with fraudulent safety labeling.
Hello,I bought this in our store, it is real or fake ? you disassemble your charger ?I bought 4 of these. They all work well. Part No. ETA-U90EWE
We use Motorola
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