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Old 01-01-2020, 11:25 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by montessorigrandmaView Post
bUT IT really shows how cheap it is to manufacture, and SU sells their products at a huge inflated price. No wonder so many demos get to go on cruises!
Yes, in some ways, but to be fair, Ali Express/Alibaba uses what amounts to slave labor and sometimes low quality materials. They are massive, in so many areas aside from paper crafting, so also would get better pricing for materials used in manufacturing. And they don’t pay as much to designers/artists because many of their designs are stolen.

I like my SU items, though don’t have a lot, and love my demo. Their ongoing retiring of products, which forces demos to keep buying, plus a required amount each quarter, and not using other companies’ products makes me wonder about their future using the current MLM model. They may have to change.

It’s not like I’m on the SU bandwagon, but they cannot manufacture dies for the same price that Ali Express/Alibaba does.

And do many demos go on cruises without paying? I don’t know, just guessed not.

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