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Re: Life Raft Purchase
Reminds me of the bottle of aspirin I used up last week.
Marked 99c/100 pills, from a national chain, and when I looked around for a new bottle, the local chains all wanted more like six bucks, even for generics. Amazon would sell me 300 for $5, I just don't need that many and my friends have their own. And then there was WalMart, where I found another bottle of 100 for 99c.
Of course a hospital would bill Medicare about two fifty for one aspirin.
Just doesn't seem right, does it? Supply and demand should only go so far, for half the price of a new raft, they should at least include a couple of vinyl sex dolls or some decent whiskey so folks could party in there, shouldn't they? You know, like Crackerjacks, put on a label "Surprise inside!".
One can only wonder if a lot of repack places have been held liable in court, because you just KNOW their excuse is going to be "well, our insurance costs so much...".
I know, it is what it is. and that's still obscene unless it included a full dozen SOLAS parachute flares, along with the whiskey.