The Cost Equation
If your interest in machine sex is sincere, you've probably searched the web and found a number of web sites offering relevant products, across a wide range of prices and saying rather similar things. Several recent entries to the sex machine market have an obvious focus on "cheap," fighting for the niche of "cheapest sex machine". You may be wondering if there really is a meaningful difference between Orgasm Alley and these other folks.
I feel quite strongly that there are pervasive differences between my offerings and those of a number of competitors. With newbies focusing so strongly on cost as a selling point, I felt "The Cost Equation" a reasonable framework for this little article, although it's real purpose is to explain the advantages of Orgasm Alley products.
Please note that this article doesn't mention names, nor do I believe it provides enough information for the average browser to immediately identify anyone's specific product or marketing. This is quite intentional. My objective is to educate you -- the prospective buyer -- not to slam the competition.
I freely admit that my perspective is biased: I make and sell sex machines, and am not a neutral observer of this marketplace. However, I am also a brutally honest man. As with everything I write, I stand behind this article as accurate and complete to the best of my ability.
You Know Cheap
Who hasn't owned a typical $10 sex shop vibrator, expected useful life of roughly one month? Why do those things break so easily? Because they're cheap. If you're paying $10 retail, it's a reasonable guess that someone in China made it for $1-2. It's poorly designed, uses inferior components, and simply isn't built to last. While an inconvenience, no one really minds that much... it's only a few bucks to replace, after all.
I'm not saying cheap sex machines are that bad, of course. It's simply an example I think many people can relate to. However, a machine that retails for less than the cost of a good sex machine motor has cut more than just corners!
In preparing to write this piece, I looked around at a range of sex machines currently offered... every one I could find, in fact. I blew up pictures, ran perspective calculations, read marketing text. This examination made painfully clear the first hurdle facing a prospective buyer trying to make an intelligent decision. Poor information.
Even the very cheapest sex machine I found (at about $200) represents a meaningful amount of money to send to a stranger based on a web site. Yet some vendors don't really provide much information, and most have a definite lack of pictures. The pictures that are available tend to be poor and of small format. Even having designed and built over 150 different sex machine models over the last nine years or so, I found it difficult to assess these machines... how is someone less familiar with this stuff supposed to do so?!?
The "lack of information" problem wasn't limited to one site. It's rampant! Personally, I'm proud to display and discuss my creations in exacting detail. Despite this challenge, quite a number of cost cutting measures and "marketing" tactics became abundantly clear.
In the end, I have an excellent idea of how other folks are making their machines, and where relevant how they're making them cheaply. If you're in the market for a sex machine, this information is worth the time to read. The remainder of this article is broken into two major sections: technical and marketing. Each is important, since you're buying one based on the other ;) Part 4 wraps things up.
Proceed to The Cost Equation, Part 2: Technical
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