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Are you kidding me ? $250 for a keyboard ? What has happened these days ?
Are you trolling or something? you're basically posting the same inflammatory comment as you did two weeks prior.
Dude if you don't like it then don't buy it. There are plenty other cheap and low quality keyboards out there. If you're not going to listen then there is no point in anyone replying to your repeated comment
Thats why I dont buy it. But am stating objective facts and real worth in expensive goods. Am listening but I was hoping to see unbias pure logical facts. Not something expensive and for that feature they offer this and that. Something that is worth something that no other competitors offer in the market. The problem is companies able to get away with all these excuse. FACTS !-
Am not trolling. Trolling is something that is not pure facts. Am stating what has happened these days such as Apple stand and wheels for their Mac Pro.
you're a dope. welcome to drop. lol
Why am I a dope ? Am just stating facts
Yes, you a paying a premium for the product. The keyboard doesn't cost 250$ to produce. Drop.com needs a profit after all. Sure, maybe they don't need that much profit, but I assure you that a lot of the profit goes to expanding the business. In the end you are supporting the company as well. Cheap, mass produced pieces of membrane garbage are cheap to produce, and you sell a lot of them. The profit margin is lower on those keyboards, but it adds up. For a keyboard which gets less sales the profit margin needs to be higher in order for everything to work out. If you want a better product, you'll have to pay a higher premium. As with all things, you'll eventually reach the point of diminishing return, but as a keyboard enthusiast I ensure you that point does not exist for some of us. Ask anyone on r/mechanicalkeyboards. Whether you're willing to pay this premium or not is up to the individual. The significance of superior acoustics and overall better feel is completely subjective, and only you can decide if you think it gives you joy to type on a high end mechanical keyboard. Even if you don't care, others may. Am just stating pure facts.
And what pure facts is it ? Yes, more profit so in future can manufacture better product but in experience and past, so far no products that are even worth that much. But what are the premium when it does not justify its worth. he significance of superior acoustics and overall better feel is completely subjective but based on built quality and material that somewhat depends objectively on the exact quality being use compare to the competition that cost $100. But aside from all that purely on facts, $250 is ridiculous and not worth it.
Show me an equivalent board that costs 100$. Hexgears Gemini costs 40 dollars less than the low profile CTRL, but that's still 160. A product is worth what people will pay for it. If people buy this boars for 250$ then it's worth 250. End of story.
No thanks the list will go on and on. Also, you are missing the pooint. Its definitely not worth $250. Even headphone can get you at that price. A product is worth what its justify for end of story.
Oh, so the materials and the crafting that goes into the product makes the price. Well, the Mona Lisa is just some oil on a canvas... 20$. Also, just name one board with the same build quality that costs 100 dollars and you have won. If you won't name one, I'll take it as if you can't.
Nope ! We are talking about the keyboard. The entire outcome and what is worth is the main emphasis of the argument for a freakin keyboard.
Then show me a 100$ board that is just as good. You have yet to do that.
I dont have to showed it to you because there are too many options. Also, we are talking about what its worth. And $250 keyboard, I think we can questioned what has capitalism gone further to questioning from bad to worst. As for you, no point trying to defend the price point as am referring objectively from the keyboard point of view and unethically priced.
Too many options? I literally can't find a single one. Show me.
No thanks. I think already proof my point. Even if there is no other cheaper alternative that can match the overprice keyboard, am referring objectively from the keyboard point of view and unethically priced. Its not worth $250 in fact no keyboard should cost that much.
First off, your English is horrible. Even if you had proven your point, no one would know. I actually totally agree with you. Everything should be free for everyone, the government should pay for our keyboards, food, cars, houses, etc. Communism is a phenomenal, flawless and perfect system. Right? No?
First off, you are in denial. Second of all, my English not horrible probably your pure lacking of my meaning. If you totally agree with me, you should not even respond with that statement. You misunderstand and while that statement is correct but poor respond corresponding to my previous comment regarding that ridiculous $250 item. Referring to communism, no communism is not phenomenal, flawless and perfect. Balance between government intervention and capitalism is the way to go, am surprise with that brain of yours, you would respond such statement. Well it goes to shows this is what happens someone with that mentality defending an overprice product and worst of all, a freakin keyboard. Anyway, the keyboard is not worth $250, just ridiculous.
It was, uhhh, sarcastic. It's worth what people pay for it. If no one thinks it worth it, no one would buy it, and the price goes down. You have your right to not think that it is worth it for you, and that you'd rather spend your money on something else, but as long as the keyboard is priced 250 then it's probably worth 250.
Well yes that is true, its worth what people pay for it. But either way, objectively speaking from manufacturing point of view with consideration of cost and value as well analytical factors from built, motherboard, sensor chip, keycaps and so on, just not worth $250. Unless its made of gold. Not to mentioned not enough features to justify.
May I ask, Why are you here and why do you keep reposting your argument on the fact that it is not worth it besides attention? I will answer your reason to why it is so damn expensive. Because you are questioning it's price I can tell that you are not a keyboard enthusiast and if you haven't noticed, geekhack is a website where people group buy these premium aluminium keyboard kits and these cost around $280USD+ and we haven't even gotten into keycaps or switches yet. These keyboards sell out within less than 2 days with usually 50-100 keyboards in stock to be sold before they stop producing. This justifies my point in that people are willing to pay that hefty price for a mechanical keyboard and there is demand so thats why the prices for keyboards are absurd. Lets also not forget that companies need money to produce products, pay workers, earn money themselves and improve their company. You are getting a good aluminium keyboard with good switches and PBT keycaps and you still think you complain about how much it costs? Complaining doesn't pull the price down hun so why do you keep coming back and reposting when you could just move on and just buy some decent keyboard in which you see as "worth the money".
I only repost twice and its a message to others be vary of the overprice keyboard. Premium aluminium have to worth its price. That is understood but this keyboard is not worth it. Also in many ways, many waste money on something that they are probably clueless which is okay. Am just pointing objectively actual reasoning that is not worth its cost as a mechanical keyboard. Lets also not forget that companies need money to produce products, pay workers, earn money themselves and improve their company. That is a capitalist statement and either way without considering that statement, am still referring to that ridiculous price tag. But of course probably $1000 is nothing to you, so good for you. You are getting a good aluminium keyboard with good switches and PBT keycaps and so what ? You can get that as well at lower cost but dont ask me which one and all that. Also, aluminium affect the sound keys especially on ping sound. FACTS is FACTS. Even if I lose the argument here, it does not matter but facts remains its overprice. Complaining may not pull the price down, that shows greed and just pure crazy reality about keyboard but the fact remains that objectively and coming down to price per performance/features, it does not gain you anything at that price. As for your statement, I will !
If you can not name any other GOOD TKL keyboard sets with aluminium frames then you can't really say that there are better options out there because right now, I cannot find a better deal than this. Aluminium cases reduce the ping of switches and stabilizers which is why people want these kinds of cases. There are plenty other Aluminium TKL keyboards which provide less and cost more so why are you directing how overpriced argument mainly on the Ctrl? Besides yes I do understand that this keyboard is not for everyone because some people would not wish to spend as much money on a keyboard but this is the high end for TKL keyboards. I am also curious, can you tell me how much money you are willing to pay for this keyboard?
Well, I can but there but you are missing the point. Its not about better cheaper alternatives. Cannot find a better deal than this shows how much redundant this has become and community has accept this as a norm. Am judging it as a keyboard as it is. Keyboard are for everyone. Does not matter whether not everyone wish to spent a lot for a keyboard but rather am stating whether what are the worth of this keyboard and even if its the state of the art probably it may justify or maybe not. There so many keybords out there are not worth the price such as Steelseries Apex Pro but at least this one has features and aluminium grade which is better but I disagree with the price tag and still not good enough for $209.99 but that is a gaming keyboard and beside the point. For me, am not willing to pay anything for this overprice board because lack of features and quality is by far lacking in certain areas but I need to test and feel, also judging by the fact there are certain aspect of the design is not to my custom liking so probably not. But if I were to put a price it would be $100 or at least $150, just saying !
Haha, let me troll you. Are you able to distinguish between a fact and an opinion? What you posted in comments is an opinion, not a fact. What is a fact? This keyboard is $250. What is an opinion? This keyboard is ridiculously expensive for you. Don't be confused by a fact and an opinion. Alright? Everyone has a different opinion, so don't waste your time arguing here. You better spend more time to do work and make yourself believe that this keyboard is cheap. Then all products whatever < $250 will be cheap for you. That's more productive. :)
The difference between me and you is that I have no intention of trolling and you on the other hand trying to played me down or watever when you stated wanna troll me. Am able to distinguish fact and opinion. My comment is a fact because its the truth and have proven. But decided not to do that. Let me sell you $100 toothbrush and wonder whether you think is worth it personally but nevermind that.Everyone maybe have a different opinion but at the end of the day its about worth and objective statement not some vague reference regarding one opinion. Am not wasting my time am responding to someone trying to start an argument. I dont need to spend more time because I have already know everything. Do note the fact that, I have experience $200 keyboard but that is not of our concern here. What a ridiculous statement of stating one is productive which does not correlates the meaning at all but rather efficiency. In economic terms, productivity measure is expressed as the ratio of an aggregate output to a single input or an aggregate input used in a production process. Price per performance that is able to produce within a specific period of time. By the way, pointless statement by you which is alright seems you admit its a troll statement.
Well, this is beyond ridiculous at this point.
lol you are so wrong. i dont want to spoonfeed information but there are so many other good boards out there cheaper than this.
Hey, I found a way to make free energy! We will never have to pollute again! I can also make food out of thin air, no more hunger ever! I won't show you it or prove it, but it still expect you to believe it, and if you don't you are just a stubborn baby who is obviously wrong in this situation because I know I can do it. Like I said I won't prove what I am saying, I just expect you to believe it. I won't back it up with any facts at all, it's just true and you just have to believe it.
Now show me a keyboard that is just as good or better and costs less than the CTRL.