.. cheaper is not always better. Why do you think Fords cost more than Chevys?
I thought it was the other way around.
geez why so angry? works pretty good for me:applause:
Not angry, and not at you. But when someone offers something "just as good" as something else for little more than half price, and with free bling to boot, you should smell a rat.
If I have the only product like, say, a reusable SS mesh filter, on the market, I can sell it for what ever people are willing to pay for them in numbers big enough to satisfy my sales goals. When I suddenly have a bunch of copycat competition undercutting my price, it's prudent to reduce my price to meet theirs. There are 3 reasons why I might not do that. One is that I'm an arrogant bastard who thinks my product is better, and you can just bloddy well pay for it. Another is that my product is made in the US, and my competition is having theirs done offshore by people working for 85 cents a day. The last reason is that I have standards, and I can't make the product as well as I do for any less.
Only reasons two and three apply to a Scotts.
People opting for the lower cost alternatives are probably getting about the same value for each dollar spent as if they had bought a Scotts. If you're OK with a filter that's 60% as good as you could have, then that's your choice to make, as long as you're aware of it up front.