If you have two cables with similar manufacturing costs where one company is charging 20 times more than the other then that is legal but it is unethical - assuming the cheaper company is still selling at a profit.drummerman said:I fully understand. My example (or rather the one given with pensioner) was just to highlight that there is absolutely nothing illegal about charging 20 times more, for whatever reason.
As long as no one exploits the vulnerable and as long as the price is worth paying from the punters view ... fine.
I think it would be fair to say that most Audiophiles that pay large sums of money for wire have enough disposable income and a believe that it is worth it for them.
No problem imho.
It's the sort of thing that deserves exposure on Watchdog. The sort of thing where every potential customer should be informed of the rip-off pricing policy of that company.
The people selling the vastly over-priced cables know their pricing policy. They know that every customer would be interested in being told of their pricing policy. And yet they keep it secret. Or even worse tell lies / half-truths / give misinformation in order to justify their vastly over-inflated prices. Keeping secrets from your customers - especially when it's something as important as the price - is underhanded. It's unethical. It's treating your customers with contempt. It's something that no ethical company should do under any circumstances.
It's something that should be exposed whenever possible.