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To ask someone for help to explain why this is £107.00

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LaurieFairyCake · 03/05/2013 07:51

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BrienneOfTarth · 03/05/2013 08:08

It's a members-only emporium selling limited edition stuff.

It's all about high-volume vs low volume products - high volume is cheap, low volume is expensive.

We've got used to stuff being cheap because it is made in high volume with as low production costs as possible. So the initial design and setup costs are spread over tens of thousands of final items, and these costs only add pennies to the final cost.

The reason that sofas, for example, are so ridiculously expensive, being several thousand pounds for something which feels intrinsically like it ought to be only a few hundred, is that there are so many thousands of different sofa designs. Therefore each design will only sell a relatively small number, so each person that buys a sofa has to pay for a significant fraction of the wages of the person who designed the sofa and set up the processes for making it.

This emporium is selling low-volume heavily-designed versions of the high-volume tat which we can get cheaper elsewhere. The premium price is because it is low volume, but partially it's low volume because it is premium price. The people who have £107 to spare on this will be pleased to know that their home which looks so elegant filled with objects llike this is so different from the homes of ordinary people who buy cheap tat from WH smiths.


Dawndonna · 03/05/2013 08:10


yaimee · 03/05/2013 08:10



Dawndonna · 03/05/2013 08:11

Aaargh. Can't sort it. I suspect it's meant to be £7.00 as from the Emma Bridgewater site it is £12.00.


Tee2072 · 03/05/2013 08:14

Except, brienne, Dawndonna's link has the exact same thing for £12.

So there goes your limited edition theory...

It's because, Laurie, a lot of people have more money than sense.


Tee2072 · 03/05/2013 08:15

Sorry, the font is slightly different.

It sure as shit isn't £107 different.


LaurieFairyCake · 03/05/2013 08:21

Thank goodness its the wrong price !

I thought one of you would come on and say you had one but it's 4 feet tall and made of wood or summat as there's no dimensions on that advert

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ladymariner · 03/05/2013 08:22

Agree with tee monied or not, who in their right minds would pay £107 for that???


Theas18 · 03/05/2013 08:22

Is It a file with a cake in it? THe sort that befuddled Mum send to their imprisoned children?


JazzDalek · 03/05/2013 08:23

Definitely a mistake Grin

They've had those on Achica before and they weren't £105.


noblegiraffe · 03/05/2013 08:25

Usually the answer is 'because that's what enough people are prepared to pay for it to make it worth it'

However, I'm hoping that no one actually is prepared to pay a hundred quid for a box.


francesdrake · 03/05/2013 08:40

And a box with instructions written on it, at that.


OTheHugeManatee · 03/05/2013 10:42

On a similar note, can someone please explain to me why this piece of shite MDF is worth nearly £800?



Poledra · 03/05/2013 10:48

Surely someone's been pissed when updating the website?


bollockstoit · 03/05/2013 10:49

Because a fool and his/her money are easily parted?


TheBigJessie · 03/05/2013 10:55

Talking of mistakes, I once wanted a CD, and found it on, priced at £999.99 second-hand!

They've put it at £11.99 now after my e-mail.


WhiteBirdBlueSky · 03/05/2013 10:59

Still, a very succinct explanation from Brienne.


FreudiansSlipper · 03/05/2013 11:04

I have just been looking at this very website

have just ordered a daddy mug for faiths day the ex is a mug and everything has to be expensive, this was in the outlet department :)


seasalt · 03/05/2013 11:14

When I looked at that file I thought it said 'all your favourite titties' at first. Can't see any of the prices on that website.


pickledginger · 03/05/2013 11:21

Grin epic fail

The stuff those places sell is always tacky and overpriced. At £7 that's still a rip off.

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