colin at fungus.biochem.ualberta.ca
Wed Apr 17 21:10:58 EST 1996
john brennand wrote:
> Ahhh... the simple mathematics and logic of acadaemia.
Don't patronize me you jerk.
> Colin, do you really believe all companies should sell their products for cost manafacturing price + a bit to pay the rent ?
That isn't what I said. What I said is that reagents cost do not reflect a
realistic return on the investment.
> Microsoft-ware for 75 cents (50c to academics),
> The latest REM CD for $1.50
> I wish
> Get real
Your sarcasm reveals your ignorance. Get real yourself.
Don't be an ass. You know what I mean. Of course a company should reasonably
expect compensation for the cost of producing and marketing a product. However,
the costs of many reagents have absolutely no bearing on reality. Another
classic Perkin-Elmer example is the little wax chips they sell to replace mineral
oil in reaction tubes. They sell them for about $1 each. You can buy 1 kg of
paraffin wax (which is what they are) for about $5. Given the little chips are
about 50 ul of wax means they sell $5 worth of wax for $20,000. There is no way
on earth that this reflects the true cost of production and selling.
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