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Josh-D. S. Davis

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Josh 201604 KWP
I'm all for a company making a buck, but I have limits.

The signal cable from our speakers to the volume/power/headphone remote has a short mid-span. I need to replace the cable.

The connector is TE/AMP CT type II, 2mm rectangular crimp. The end sort of looks like a T. Very small.

The pins are about 5 cents each. No problem.
The plug is about 25 cents, again, fine.
The pin header is 50 cents. Ok, I can handle this.
The crimp tool is about $1000.


If I buy 50 of them, I can get them at $624 each.

Ok, it's a $150 speaker set, and it's a simple signal cable. WTF. I can get ratcheting crimp tools for all sorts of other things in the $5 to $25 range. Specialty things are in the $80 range.

There is no flipping way that a crimp tool, it's patents, licenses, etc, are worth $1k.