Originally Posted by daredevil
I most likely will be picking up my LWRC this weekend so I will add pics to this awesome thread. Because LWRC is the most awesomeness of all Rifles!
Originally Posted by Wild Rice
So True! An LWRC is worth twice as much as an ordinary AR-15. At least that is what the sticker price says. I hope the deal goes well so we can exchange advice and tips.
Not my words but, something to think about...
The price-equals-quality fallacy
By Roger Costello
“We tend to think of higher-priced goods as being of better quality than lower-priced goods; but while You get what you pay for
may be folk wisdom, it isn’t always true.”
“In the 1950s, Pepsi competed with Coca-Cola by selling its soda at half the price of Coke and advertising twice as much for the nickel
. But more people bought Pepsi after it raised
its price, a lesson not lost to other marketers. “
“The price-equals-quality fallacy is exploited in many ways. Many second-tier private colleges and universities make sure the sticker price
of their tuition is close to (or even higher than) Harvard’s, Princeton’s, and Yale’s, in the hope that parents and students will take the mental shortcut of equating price with quality.”
“Consumer Reports magazine, which conducts carefully designed tests on all sorts of products from automobiles to toasters to TV sets, often finds lower-priced goods to be of higher quality than those costing much more. For example, in a comparison of upright vacuum cleaners on the magazine’s website in 2006, the $140 Eureka Boss Smart Vac Ultra 4870 was rated better overall than the $1,330 Kirby Ultimate G Diamond Edition or the $700 Oreck XL21-700. The Eureka was also better than the highly advertised $500 Dyson DC150.”
by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Now, I'm not saying that that LWRC isn't quality stuff, but the fact that someone would equate something as being better because it's 2x as much as the others, just reminded me of that article.
I don't have an LWRC so I can't give it praise. I don't have a Colt either so I also won't give that praise. But I do have some LMT lowers that cost more than my friends Rock Rivers and CMMGs, and I can't seem to figure out why the LMTs would be better quality than the RRA or the CMMGs. Maybe I'll just chalk it up and join the gang and say "only expensive stuff are quality!", but I wouldn't be 100% honest if I did that.
And since I'm being honest here... The reason why I bought (and buying) LMT products, is because the "label whore" in me isn't as suppressed as it use to be.