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08-05-2008, 11:06 PM #69
If you gave them mavis shuttlecocks it would probably last forever for them.
08-06-2008, 02:22 AM #70
08-06-2008, 02:35 AM #71
08-06-2008, 02:42 AM #72
when did i encouraged fourteen or that old lady to play plastic?
08-06-2008, 03:15 AM #73
Is this going to be the fourth thread you're going to ruin by bringing up plastics, and then arguing the same argument and insulting the same people?
08-06-2008, 03:22 AM #74
08-06-2008, 04:56 AM #75
08-06-2008, 07:48 AM #76
The shuttlecock market can be grossly simplified to resemble an oligopoly. Yonex, of course, would be the market leader here, since they have the biggest brand name, and possibly, other advantages such as efficiency in shuttle production, access to cheaper sources of loans, geese, duck, whatever it takes to produce these shuttles.
They price their shuttles high, and their competitors have to raise their prices accordingly, to a certain level. They cannot raise it to Yonex's level, because that could mean a drop in demand and consequently, a drop in profit levels. Neither can they keep it too low; Yonex would take note if their shuttle sales drop because of such price competition, then use their price (cost) advantages to:
1 - force the competitor to raise its prices
2 - lower its prices sufficiently to knock the competitor right out of the market
I try to tell myself that bird flu, and other factors mentioned so far, contribute to the rise in shuttle prices. But I think the culprit which started it all is Yonex.
08-06-2008, 08:13 AM #77
i'm not sure i follow why or how yonex 'forces' its compretitors to raise their prices.
i still believe the rise in the price of shuttles is due to increased production costs (oil, food and so on) as well as an increase in demand as badminton becomes more popular.
the culling of geese due to bird flu doesn't help, of course.
08-06-2008, 09:48 AM #78
08-06-2008, 11:25 AM #79
Is that what you call 'Monopoly' in Singapore!??! We play that too! I love the little RED hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place!!
Maybe rather than steaming the Hi Qua Reds I'll just dip them in clear GE Silicone Rubber Cement. Would it then still be considered a feather bird, or a plastic bird, or a currently popular Hybrid?? I don't know how well it would play, but I should get better MPG!!
Imagine what a shuttlecock would cost if it was made in Detroit!! If it weren't for the Chinese, I would be sitting barefoot watching reruns on my 12" B&W TV while talking to you guys on my dial phone, after playing with my same old bird!!!!
Alright, I need to confess that I just ordered a short tube of Mavis 350 birdies to determine who's right in this feather/plastic debate! Stay tuned!! (I will accept bribes!)
Forget the GE Silicone! I just found out that it costs a lot more than the birds do!!
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08-06-2008, 12:05 PM #80
Should I bring in Pam Anderson and the use of her Silicone? Remember, they are great during a frontal impact accident.
Sorry, i just have to bring it up...
08-07-2008, 11:01 AM #81
Sure, these other companies may have cheaper shuttle production methods, but looking at a slightly broader picture, they will not be able to sustain the low prices for a long time, since they cannot(arguably again) compete with Yonex in other areas, for example, rackets.
Yonex know they have this advantage so they price their goods way above that of their competitors. If the other shuttle companies' prices should vary too much, Yonex will just use, or threaten to use such predatory pricing methods to force them into raising their prices.
08-07-2008, 11:05 AM #82
08-07-2008, 11:23 AM #83
The recent increase in feathers shuttles prices is solely due to the appreciation of the Chinese currency relative to the US $.
Yonex would be foolish to price their feathers at predatory pricing-they will just lose more money and they will realize that their supplies from their contract manufacturer are not limitless. Feathers shuttles are not Yonex's strength like Yonex racquets and Yonex's willingness to sponsor a few select countries' badminton federations with multi-million deals.
08-07-2008, 12:07 PM #84
08-07-2008, 06:20 PM #85
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