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- May 23, 2015
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In two words insurance premiums! Manufacturing something electrical that contacts saltwater and the cost of meeting UL requirements costs money! Now add the cost of labor, rent, shipping, in other words overhead and slim profits and you have a final price. By the way it is not just PVC and a cheap bulb. For proper performance the water column passing through the reaction chamber must meet both the flow rate and contact time required to be effective. That requires science and engineering which also has a cost. Then there is quality control and testing to meet QC targets. Hope you are starting to see a picture of "why" the costs. Not to mention the layers of the distribution system and each step requiring a margin to remain profitable. Also this is a small market internationally so cost per unit is higher.Anyone else not quite understand why a $75 bulb, a $45 power supply and controller, and $15 of pvc pipe costs $600 to buy...?
I’ve been looking at a 57w range UV and it literally looks like it’s made out of pvc. Replacement bulbs are like $75, so why is the premium approaching $500?
considering it doesn’t even come with a pump, and it’s about 1/3rd as complex as a CaRx, what’s the deal with the pricing?
Until you have been in manufacturing you have no idea why something costs what it does. Why are cars and trucks selling for close to $100,000.00 and who can afford them electric or conventional fuel? Just saying all product prices are going up not down.