No Barry, your missing the point, all your saying is we
don't know what goes on behind closed doors, so we must
be "dumb", "naive" or "stupid". Olympus makes most of
their money off of point and shoot cameras, along with
their medical equipment, they manufacture.
Since you appear to have a better grasp on the figures,
why don't you mention them?
My analogy on the cars. I remember studying in school,
the major mistake that Ford and Chevrolet made, when
they tried to take advantage of the American consumer,
by selling them an inferior product. The Vega and the
Pinto. Also unlike camera companies, there are auto
parts companies out there that produce "high" quality
parts, for "new" and "used" cars.
On your quote: Are you prepared to pay to work? I think
just about everyone on this board "pays" to work. We pay
taxes and pay high interest in things we purchase. I
forget the figure, but the average worker spends 1/3rd
of his live, if not more, at work.
Olympus has the means and available cash to keep the OM
system going. I guess if not for Canon copiers, "Canon"
would have kept their EOS series and not abandoned it?
> At 11:33 PM 2/3/02 +0000, Sam wrote:
> >Make no mistake about it Barry, I am sure there are
> >tremendous costs implications associated with stocking
> >OM items and making it available, but what was the OM-
> >2000 anyway? I think your missing my "main" point.
> >Why not make gasoline cars obsolete and everything else,
> >while were at it. If its best for the economy?
> Your missing the point Sam. The suggestion that a user group could do what
> the factory couldn't has been proven far too many times to be falacious. To
> blindly assume that we "know better" than the manufacturer of a product
> that by and large sells for less than a couple thousand dollars is
> ludicrous. When you know and understand the costs associated with
> manufacturing AND marketing AND distributing that particluar product then
> your comments might be realistic. User groups generally have no
> understanding of that process for that particular product -- and no cars
> aren't the same as a camera. Are you prepared to PAY to work? That is what
> you are asking the manufacturer to do...........
> Barry H
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