[meteorite-list] Membrane Boxes

From: Dave Carothers <davecarothers_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Feb 11 18:23:20 2006
Message-ID: <000e01c62f62$1f9c1120$6401a8c0_at_WINBOOKJ>

I think it all comes down to a matter of personal preference.

While I think all meteorites are beautiful, I have some meteorites that I
think are more beautiful than others. Those that are extra special, are in
membrane boxes so I can better see the entire specimen. Some of these
meteorites are VERY inexpensive and others not. The actual cost of the
meteorite is not a consideration so much as the actual beauty of the
specimen and the ability to see it.

For what it is worth..... my $0.02


----- Original Message -----
From: "Darren Garrison" <cynapse_at_charter.net>
To: "Martin Altmann" <altmann_at_meteorite-martin.de>
Cc: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Re: [meteorite-list] Membrane Boxes

On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 23:17:54 +0100, you wrote:

>Huh, where is the problem?
>Hartman is taking for 100 microboxes 1.3$ each.

Meanwhile, I can buy gem jars for around 20 cents each. It's a matter of
I wouldn't worry about a $1 difference in price for something that cost
or $100. But at $10, it starts to be a factor, and the difference between
something that cost $1.30 and something that cost $0.20 and serves virtually
same purpose IS going to make a difference in my opinion. I'm not judging
price that the reseller has to charge, I'm judging the price the
charges. With gem jars, you have something that costs a few cents to make
sells for around 20 cents. With membrane boxes, you have something that
costs a
few cents to make and sells for over a dollar. That's my point-- price
by a monopoly single source.

>Wouldn't you make photos of those persons you love, because the albums to
>keep the photos are to expensive?

Not a good analogy. A better one is, would I buy a frame for the picture
company X at one price, or buy a frame made from the virtually the same
of virtually the same materials a different company for 5 or 6 times the
You might do that. I wouldn't. (And I haven't made a film-based photo in
3 years-- I've taken maybe 15,000 with my digital camera since then, and at
least 90 percent of them have never seen paper).
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