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These Bow Manufractures Are Getting Out Of Hand

Old 09-18-2010, 04:59 PM
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I'm a Mathews fan but come on now, they and the other makers are getting out of hand with the prices

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Old 09-18-2010, 07:42 PM
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If they think they can get it...they certainly will
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:27 PM
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And the sad part is our dealer markups have went WAY down. You would be shocked at what we make on a bare bow. That's why shops hope you will set up your new bow with all new accessorys. Not alot of margin there either but every little bit helps.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:28 PM
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by a cheaper bow and slap a matthews sticker on it you wont ever know the difference
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:38 AM
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That looks more like a collector's item vs. something that you would hunt with. I agree that the prices are out of hand but that goes with hobbies. The initial startup costs are high but you don't have to get the latest and greatest every year. I do have 2 bows based on needing a backup on where I hunt but I don't feel the need to upgrade every year. I may change a component here or there and may cycle a bow every 4-5 years but am perfectly happy with the bows that I have. Hell, if the indians had the technology that we have today, we would all have different last names!

As with anything, I also understand that there is a price to pay for the technology. You're not just paying for the individual bow, you're paying for prototypes, facilities, utilities, multiple salaries, insurance, etc...

Nice set-up by the way...Mathews, QAD, and HHA. I like your style!

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Old 09-19-2010, 07:17 AM
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You can buy a rifle with a decent scope that will last your life time and your heirs with a little care for the price you pay for a bow that will be obsolete in a year or two and the resale value is nothing compared with what you paid for it but as long as we keep buying the newest and the fastest, it's what the market will bare.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:44 PM
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I agree with the prices of the new top of the line bows are way out there. But my question is how much more can they improve? What i mean is there has to be a point where the materials will reach their stress limit without exploding. Strings, cables, limbs etc. Just think of all the shock these things go through with every shot.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:56 PM
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might as well get a carbon matrix
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:41 PM
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Don't say these mfg's are getting out of hand, say what you mean! Mathews and Hoyt are out of hand with a $1600.00 and now a $2100.00 bow. But Matt is testing the water to see who is stupid enough to buy one, and someone will. If the interest is high enough next year (2012) will a lot higher. I have seen other companies do this with a high retail and give the dealers a good price to see what price people will pay for something. For example we sold X company scopes at dealer cost. We bought into the wholesale pricing which is 25% off dealer, of course to get that you had to purchase a $1,000,000.00 order. Now some of the box stores get that pricing, and still sell them at MSRP, and people still pay that price. If sales don't go down, the price goes up!
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:05 PM
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They will sell... The carbon matrix did... I have one, but only bc I shot for a Hoyt dealership no way I'd ever pay that for a dang bow.
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