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I don't disagree about your case with one individual item

this one...

To me the factors at play are....

Are the make up of the internal components costly, or approaching the retail cost? Is the dealer accommodation/discounts high?

How does the item "perform" compared to others in its class?

Does it have a unique, creative, insightful topology/design?

And finally, are the pricing structures of more expensive items influencing the pricing structures of others?

You may not think that pure, single crystal gold strands mixed in with single crystal copper & silver wiring perform better than regular old copper, (and it may not in your system, based on other factors), but you can't deny that that $2000 USB cable costs over $1000 to make...

($120 Speltz anti-cables likely do not cost more than $4 or $5)

The high end consists of exclusive, unique, artisan, creative products that are (supposed to be), beautiful to look at, and high performance audio reproduction systems. They have no relation to BestBuy IPOD boomboxes, if you judge them on the basis of a cheap dorm room stereo, then you must necessarily be disappointed & even offended. These are NOT stereo systems..

"Asylums with doors open wide,
Where people had paid to see inside,
For entertainment they watch his body twist
Behind his eyes he says, 'I still exist.'"

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