I kinda think your point of people bashing the price blindly is backwards, people who are defending the price are doing so without thinking more into the factors of how successful business conduct research. Its not just an "OK it works in our facility, lets release it to the public" kind of attitude. You need to prove your claims of being the best before you can come out and say I'm the best pay me what I deserve as the best paintball manufacturer out there.
I'm not blindly bashing a company for their price. I'm questioning the logic of a paintball coming into a notoriously high priced market with a test batch that costs more than any other feild paint in the area. I've been following hydrotec's facebook page almost since it was created. I know the problems they've had and I understand the madness behind the design. What I'm saying is that if they want nonbiased people to give them an acurate report on their paint and how it performs than they should bring it to a feild and let people sample it or charge them a minor fee to use. I agree that it is admirable that they let the paintball community try the paint instead of just giving it to a local team and say, here you go let us know how it shoots. But to ask us to pay to be their tester, not just pay, but pay more than any other paintball in the local market, is a bit odd. Forget the feild fee, places offer free feild fees to people buying cases pretty regularly around here. PBX and Hydrotec stand to get a lot more profit by puting out a few cases very cheaply and build the hype even more so they can charge more later.
If this was a soft release party or if this was a public release event than at least one of the facebook pages where the event was posted would have said so, instead of inviting people to come out and help them test the product, which both did.
Anyway, its after 4 now, so lets hope we get to hear some results soon.
No, my point is not backwards. This is paintball
, not some multi-million dollar corporation. Paintball companies don't have the kind of money you're talking about throwing around, especially
one as new as Hydrotec. They need to start making profit as soon as possible so that they can stay afloat. If they give out free samples, or sell cases for below cost, they're losing money and risk the company folding due to a lack of funds.
The companies you're talking about, who pay you money to test their products, are multi-million, or multi-billon dollar corporations who have enough money to throw around that they can spend a few grand to pay people to test their products. Paintball companies, especially brand new ones, simply can't afford to do that. You're trying to tell them they're bad for not doing things that they simply can't afford to do. If they could afford to do it, then they would.
As to them being the most expensive, they're not. That's $95 for a case of paint and entry, PBX charges $103 for a case of paint and entry, and CPX charges $108 for a case of paint and entry. So doing this is $8 cheaper than a regular day at PBX, $13 cheaper than a regular day of play at CPX, and
you get to test out a brand new product that not many people have tested out before.
Also, I find it laughable that you talk about an unbiased opinion in paintball. If you haven't noticed this, then you really
need to look around TechPB, PBN, and any
paintball forum for that matter. Nobody
is unbiased in paintball. The only
way to get an unbiased opinion about paintball, is to find people who have never
heard of paintball before. Paintball players are way
too biased about everything
have an unbiased opinion about anything paintball. And the majority of the general public who have heard about paintball are too negatively biased towards paintball to want to give an unbiased comparison between Hydrotec's paint and regular gelatin shelled paintballs.