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Re: What costs?

Even a simple change to a mold for plastics costs $10K or more for the new mold to be manufactured.

Takes a lot of cartridges to amortize that cost without a substantial increase in the cost of the product contained in that new design container.

Gillette was successful with the model because the blades they manufactured were the same over ~decades~ of time, they didn't try to bring out a "new and improved" blade every six months to a year.

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