Originally Posted by snap7times
Okay, economics ehh?
Cheaper prices = more purchased discs = more rookies trying out the sport = more return on investment from those players... which also = more lost discs = rookies finding lost discs and joining the sport based on found discs or player who lost disc buys more discs
Expensive prices = few to none purchased discs = lost chance of introducing rookies = lost ROI = no one finds potential lost disc or player who could have lost disc dosen't buy more discs...
That's the simply put bad english version...
However, if raising the prices of discs up a few dollars means more money to the sport and it's major tournaments then great, but if it's going straight to the vendor's wallet with no ROI to the sport then booooo, and guess what, Chevron ain't anywhere close to sponsoring anything Disc Golf related anytime soon.... *oops I said which gas station it was*.....
You make a lot of assumptions, such as if the prices are too expensive then people will not buy discs at all. The will, but they will just choose another vendor. This is not a new concept - it has worked in economies around the world for several hundred (or thousand?) years.
And I'm not sure if peppering the courses with lost discs in hopes that a new player will find them is really the most effective way to grow the sport.
I'll have to assume you were kidding on that one.