Reply to post: Re: Hesitant to upgrade because of costs?

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Re: Hesitant to upgrade because of costs?

"Is management so short sighted..." In a word ? YES.

And not just in retail

I once worked for a [redacted] firm that made equipment affecting almost every [also redacted] in the US. It was cheap to make and profit came from volume, so when a higher level of compliance with [a formerly optional technical standard] became necessary, I was told to fix non-compliance *without changing the electronics*.

That decision resulted in losing about $100 every time a new cabinet went out the door.

"You tells 'em an' you tells 'em and they never lissens..."

Management are ALWAYS short sighted when they look only at this quarter's profit -- and their own division's budget.

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