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Why buy higher quality goods? (White Giant)

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Slare (Golden Rainbow)

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 04:23 pm Click here to edit this post
Quality is such a weird concept in this game.

I was always thinking of it from the end-user\country perspective...why would I pay more for a high quality hospital when a standard one does the exact same thing for less cost?

I didn't consider that as intermediate products, they could help create even higher quality products to sell. Oil, plastic, etc all would tend to fall in this category.

But then we come around full circle to the consumer....so I can make this 200 quality University....who would buy it if there is a 100 quality University available?

And if the consumer doesn't want to buy the quality end products, why would a corp disadvantage themselves by making such an undesirable product? And thus why would they bother to spend the money to buy quality intermediates? And on down the supply chain.

It looks like a big disincentive to upgrade quality. So....can anyone enlighten me on what I must be missing? Surely high quality end products must be better than low quality ones in a measurable and quantitative way, or the whole economic system is built on a house of cards just waiting to collapse.

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