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#1 up-chuck mcduck

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:37 PM

why does it cost me 40 minimum for good case of paint that will be shot in one day and there goes 40 bucks i could get a video game for that and use it over and over again and it will proved for more then one day of entertainment does it really cost that much to manufactuer paintballs and turn a profit
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:38 PM

It costs more than it used to to make a paintball. If it cost the manufacturer more, they have to charge more in order to make a profit. I have a hard time spending any less that $80 per day of play. It's not cheap.
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:55 PM

although i cannot truly reveal the true cost of making paint (and believe me it changes every day depending on the market value of ingredients needed), I can tell you if you are getting paint for only $40, you are getting a very good deal, and whoever is selling it to you is not making a lot money off that....



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Posted 18 November 2008 - 04:57 PM

although i cannot truly reveal the true cost of making paint (and believe me it changes every day depending on the market value of ingredients needed), I can tell you if you are getting paint for only $40, you are getting a very good deal, and whoever is selling it to you is not making a lot money off that....



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Most likely he is buying extremely cheap paint (like walmart or white box).

Cheapest case at my field (for paint other than white box) is $55.
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:20 AM

I use diablo heat there is no xo dealer in my area otherwise i would of probly given some of ur stuff a shot
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:49 AM

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Like many extreme sports out there, with paintball comes a liability issue on the field owners and manufacturers part. To cover the cost of insurance and the potential cost for legal cases, companies and fields figure prices to cover them accordingly. Now if everyone promised never to sue, then we'd have a cheaper sport... but since that isn't the case, we are going to have to deal with the higher prices.

Now liability isn't the only cost suppliers and field owners have to cover, they have to take into account that the paintball industry is full of middlemen. Middlemen like National Paintball Supply that cut into the profits. This is the big reason why paintballs are so expensive.

In short, paintballs and field entry fees account for most of the profit field owners bring in, and those will only go up if they cannot make as much money selling equipment because of the amount of competition.
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:52 AM

I get white box from a local store for like $42 /w tax. next to that it's like 60+ a case for the other brands. I don't see a big difference in the quality but I am allowed to inspect the paint before I buy it.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:37 PM

Paint is cheap now when you compare it to back in the day.

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 08:25 PM

XO spectrum at my field is $110 if you don't have a member ship. with a member ship it's $80. Come to Canada. Learn how lucky Americans can be..
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:00 PM

Whoever is selling you Spectrum for $110 is making close to $80 per case

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:05 PM

why does it cost me 40 minimum for good case of paint that will be shot in one day and there goes 40 bucks i could get a video game for that and use it over and over again and it will proved for more then one day of entertainment does it really cost that much to manufactuer paintballs and turn a profit



No such thing as GOOD paint for $40 bucks unless you are sponsored.
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