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  1. #261
    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    sounds like you can't grasp the concept. anyone can charge anything they want for anything. price and value are not the same thing (and value does not equal cost of production). think about a painting that costs a million dollars that "does nothing" and only cost a few bucks to produce. who's to say what a millionaire wants and is willing to pay for?
    that is an incredible gereralization of the way our freemarket system works. While yes a hack like roy can charge whatever he wants for a wooden surfboard that does not do anything but float, the other side of the freemarket system is that a buyer will only be willing to pay what he thinks the item is worth. In Roys case the surfboard is really only worth the material and a judgement on what the level of difficulty is in the labor.

    that is the reason why EVERYONE thinks Roy is a crazy kook who can't be taken seriously. I believe he had done a world of harm to himself by continueing this thread.

    Can we all just agree to not post on this thread so that is vanishes down the threat tree... just if everyone agree's to stop posting we'll be done with this ridiculous thread...

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    Yes, please end this thread.

  3. #263
    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Done arguing with the person that can't admit when he is wrong.
    I'm correct actually, and if you wish to show otherwise you'll have to do more than that... i.e. address the subject matter.

  4. #264
    Quote Originally Posted by Willis55 View Post
    I mean with a few hand tools and a garage i could replicate what your doing. You cant charge hundreds of thousands of dollars for something i can make myself. Lets take cars for example. I cannot build a Ferrari in my garage. A Mclaren F1 is a million dollar car. Space age technology at your fingertips, 0-60 faster than you can blink, and the ***** you would get in the car is unreal. Thats what a millionaire wants for a million bucks, not a peice of wood that does nothing. This guy cant grasp the concept. Hes going to use fancy words to make it seem like his boards are groundbreaking. His boards are super fast though? The next time i get challenged to a surf race ill think of gool ol' roy
    I suggest that you look at the works by Damien Hirst who is the highest paid artist in the world, and see how his creations fit your materials plus labour paradigm.

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  5. #265
    Quote Originally Posted by DaMook View Post
    Roy,

    Does it at least come with a leash? Is this Nigerian money? Whats a quarter size ding repair cost? $20,000.00? 500k and you can't go from 0-60 in under 4 seconds, AND you can't noseride? If you sell at least one you can buy that dream house on Mars.

    You smoke crack. Good luck.
    FYI I do not smoke crack, nor do I drink alcohol or use drugs of any kind, prescription or otherwise.

    Your comment is defamatory.

  6. #266
    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    It's not insulting. You are stupid for feeling that way.
    You get a wood board that is the best... Because I say so.
    You did not read the thread because you are not intelligent.
    I work on a wealth redistribution program. I sell to the super rich and make them the best surfers in the world.
    And if you can walk a longboard you're a kook. Go straight. It's the coolest.

    That cover it Roy?
    No, it's mostly your own ideas, not mine.

  7. #267
    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post

    that is an incredible gereralization of the way our freemarket system works. While yes a hack like roy can charge whatever he wants for a wooden surfboard that does not do anything but float
    Clearly the boards do more than that.


    , the other side of the freemarket system is that a buyer will only be willing to pay what he thinks the item is worth. In Roys case the surfboard is really only worth the material and a judgement on what the level of difficulty is in the labor.


    We'll see about that.



    that is the reason why EVERYONE thinks Roy is a crazy kook who can't be taken seriously. I believe he had done a world of harm to himself by continueing this thread.

    More nonsense, it is demonstrably the case that many people do not think that. If you disagree please prove your case that 'EVERYONE' thinks it... you can't make it true by using upper case either ...



    Can we all just agree to not post on this thread so that is vanishes down the threat tree... just if everyone agree's to stop posting we'll be done with this ridiculous thread...
    Good luck with that agenda... and agrees does not have an apostrophe.

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    Admin can you please shutdown this thread? Roy will just go on and on. What do we need to do to get this thread stopped, start using racial slurs?

  9. #269
    Roy the responsibility is on you to prove that your boards are worth more then the materials that are used.
    I think you need to take a business class. And by the way, your boards are not really comparable to any sort of "highly valued" art. they are just heavy logs. I have a 9 foot crestwood surfboard. the board was made in the 60's. It is the heaviest thing I have every carried to the beach. Its also the fastest board I've ever surfed and I'm certain that it is faster than your boards. UNLESS YOU PROVE OTHERWISE.

  10. #270
    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    sounds like you can't grasp the concept. anyone can charge anything they want for anything. price and value are not the same thing (and value does not equal cost of production). think about a painting that costs a million dollars that "does nothing" and only cost a few bucks to produce. who's to say what a millionaire wants and is willing to pay for?
    Precisely, and if one compares such prices with the disposable incomes of the buyers it puts it into perspective... some of these people earn 20 to 30 million per day, spending a million for such people is a relatively trivial expense which can be done on a whim.

    The price is what it is in the case of my boards because it feels right, it's not necessary for people to burden themselves by getting upset about it.

    A lot of these comments sound like communist ideals... don't you fellows live in America?
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    Last edited by Roy Stuart; Feb 11, 2013 at 04:43 PM.