Why are portable DVD players so cheap now?

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  1. DanielKellmii

    DanielKellmii Supporting Actor

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    I was just wondering why and how protable DVD players got so cheap. I just saw an ad for a 7in portable DVD player from Kmart for $98. I swear that two years ago the cheapest 7 in screen was over $500. So, what happened?
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    It's called "economy of scale." Enough people started buying them, the manufacturers end up making more of the things, and, ergo, the price plummets.
     
  3. GordonL

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    Also manufacturing has shifted to China where manufacturing costs are quite a bit lower.
     
  4. LanceJ

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    This is due in part to environmental laws that are barely enforced by their *Communist* government, so manufacturers can dump insidious waste products pretty much wherever they want to, [​IMG] helping many manufacturers' bottom lines.
     
  5. Jesse Skeen

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    I want $1200 VCRs to come back [​IMG]
     

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