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That IS the price that Discraft tells us to sell the disc for. It is a limited release fund raising disc.
Eric Sears said:Well I purchase from a actuall store by the course I play at. Yea their prices are more expensive due to more overhead. I give em grief about the prices all the time and its funny getting a reaction outta them, but in the end I shop there because its actually nice to have a store close by and I dont mind support the local crowd that way. 20 Bucks for a Sparkle Z Force bah lol.
Doesn't Karma have alot to do with this subject?
It's easy for those of use with a limited income to complain about how much the sport costs but you have a great point DPS. There are a ton of people who pour a ton of time and effort for little to no return. Most of those people don't do it for money because they love the game, that's all.
I think that disc golf growth is a double edged sword. On one hand we have more competition, more people to buy our goods and a lot more people who are quick to jump on a cause (no matter what that is) which this week seems to be why are disc distributors/Bag Strap Producers are screwing the little guy by charging twice as much as they should be.. Frankly if some one is willing to buy a bag for $40 rather than $20 than I have to agree with P.T. Barnum's famous quote "There is a sucker born every minute." Now that said and before I take a huge amount of flak I have been buying my discs for a little more locally rather than order them online for $2-5 less than I could get them online (including shipping) because I also believe in supporting local players/sellers rather than feed the beast that is 1. A box store (Like Big 5, Sports Authority etc..) 2. Roll the dice with an online seller that may or may not ship my stuff (Although I have had great luck with Dynamic Discs, lol).
John Hodgkins did make an excellent point though;
It does NOT cost anywhere near 40 dollars to make some phenix straps. I Don't know the number for a sure, but I do know it costs less than 40. I'm going to guess it'll cost them about 20 bucks to make a set of straps, at the most. So that company is basically killing us there.
I personally, am going to get one of those Fade bags next season, and hopefully it'll last.
But payin 40 dollars for straps for a 45 dollar bag is VERY crazy.
Don't mean to make anyone mad, but I just feel those straps are a lil bit crazy priced.
I don't mind at all paying 45-60 dollars for a GOOD bag. (those 120 revolution ones are a lil crazy tho)