Are you part of the Catch 22? Think About it.Submitted by takeaction on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 00:31
I am sitting here late at work... and have been analyzing the customers all day because of a thought I had last night. I have asked quite a few customers what I am about to present to you, and it is turning out to be very interesting.
The Catch 22
We Americans, including myself, have created our own demise.
It is very interesting to watch my customers mill around my car audio store picking out what they consider to be a great deal for them. We have really low prices compared to my competitors, so we are very busy, and operate on a "Huge Volume" business model.
Everybody loves a good deal.....and so do you...right? Well, we as a country have fallen into a trap. Here is the conundrum.
Each one of us wants to be paid more money for our time and energy? Right? But yet we are not willing to pay for an item that was manufactured at that going wage. Why not?
For example, I have a Sony CD Player on Sale right now for $69. IT is AM/FM/CD with 208 Watts, and has an iPod input along with subwoofer controls, and much more. If this same CD player was made in the United States with American "Quality" Labor, this same CD Player would be around $400 to $500.
And you as an American, spoiled by cheap goods, and crave more cheap goods, will not pay $500 for a standard in Car CD Player that is made in China for $69.....will you?
You would love to make $50, or $100 an hour wouldn't you??
Well then why won't you pay for items made under those type of "High Paying" Labor conditions??
One company in the United States is trying to do it in the Car Audio business.....and I am sad to say...they are failing miserably because of the price.
One CD Player for your car....Engineered in the United States, and manufactured in the United States. No bells and whistles....just made by people who care.......the price $1299.00
Which will it be? A US made product for $1299 who supports good wages to good employees.....or the Sony, which has more features.....for $69.
I am guilty of it also. I just bought a 32" LCD for $349. So sad.
I hope I explained what I am thinking. We are all guilty of the same thing. We all want to make a lot of money at what we do, but yet we are not willing to pay for an item that was made by a fellow American that was paid a good wage.
We are doomed!