Laser Sail - $ to LCNA or ILCA?

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by 310, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. 310

    310 New Member

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    At $485, Laser sails are pretty expensive, for what is really a very simple sail made from inexpensive materials.

    I have always assumed that some portion of the cost goes to one of the cLass associations.

    Does anyone know how much they get per sail, and who gets it?
     
  2. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    Ilca....
     
  3. WestCoast

    WestCoast New Member

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    never really crossed my mind, makes some sense though.

    gouv, is it a fixed %? If so, do you know how much?
     
  4. SFBayLaser

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    It is a fixed amount and not very much... as I recall it is on the order of 5-6 pounds now (so, around $10).
     
  5. WestCoast

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    that seems like a pretty small % of the total cost (roughly 2%). hmmmmmmm.........
     
  6. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    Isn't the idea to help keep the class financially stable with the various dues and royalties? If they are doing that with a $10-15 royalty button, good on 'em and I say lets leave it at that. Any additional royalty fee on the sail just ends up getting pushed out to the end user.
     
  7. 310

    310 New Member

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    I certainly have no objection - I was just wondering to what extent it could explain the high cost of the Laser sail. The answer appears to be: not much.

    I guess the reason that the Laser sail costs as much as it does, is because of the "retail" model by which it is marketed. It probably goes through distributors, and then dealers, each of which have a markup. The benefit to sailors is that we can walk into a store, and buy one when we need it. The downside is that it's expensive.
     
  8. 310

    310 New Member

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    I certainly have no objection - I was just wondering to what extent it could explain the high cost of the Laser sail. The answer appears to be: not much.

    I guess the reason that the Laser sail costs as much as it does, is because of the "retail" model by which it is marketed. It probably goes through distributors, and then dealers, each of which have a markup. The benefit to sailors is that we can walk into a store, and buy one when we need it. The downside is that it's expensive.
     
  9. WestCoast

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    310, you're probably dead on there. It touches three hands before it reaches the customer.
     

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