Mischievous thoughts on battery prices

flecc

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Idly looking at the new Leica M11 camera, £7500 for the camera body alone, I noticed the 13.32 Wh little battery costs £142, prompting these thoughts.

If priced like that camera battery on battery capacity, the standard Bosch battery would cost £4,264.

If priced like that camera battery on battery capacity, my electric car battery would cost £430,303 , 16 times the price of the new car

Now in reverse:

If the Bosch battery was priced on capacity like my electric car battery, it would cost just £80

If that tiny Leica camera battery was priced on capacity like my electric car battery, it would cost £2.64, instead of £142

The economies of scale gone completely mad !
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Idly looking at the new Leica M11 camera, £7500 for the camera body alone, I noticed the 13.32 Wh little battery costs £142, prompting these thoughts.

If priced like that camera battery on battery capacity, the standard Bosch battery would cost £4,264.

If priced like that camera battery on battery capacity, my electric car battery would cost £430,303 , 16 times the price of the new car

Now in reverse:

If the Bosch battery was priced on capacity like my electric car battery, it would cost just £80

If that tiny Leica camera battery was priced on capacity like my electric car battery, it would cost £2.64, instead of £142

The economies of scale gone completely mad !
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I donna Leica that either ;)
 
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guerney

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it is still a 1tb ssd

new


now £150 is more like it but wont post to uk :mad:

Get a large number delivered to somewhere in France, drive them over here for "Personal use" and make a killing selling them on ebay?
 

soundwave

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ppl that spend 60k on just a camera body does not care about price lol

 
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richtea99

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Idly looking at the new Leica M11 camera, £7500 for the camera body alone, I noticed the 13.32 Wh little battery costs £142,
"Which is a mere 2% of the cost of the camera body, sir, for peace of mind. You don't want to be taking a risk damaging your new purchase with a sub-standard battery, do you? How would you like to pay? Cash, card or Coutts?"
 
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Nealh

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It looks like the old adage ' One born every day'.
 
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Idly looking at the new Leica M11 camera, £7500 for the camera body alone, I noticed the 13.32 Wh little battery costs £142, prompting these thoughts.

If priced like that camera battery on battery capacity, the standard Bosch battery would cost £4,264.

If priced like that camera battery on battery capacity, my electric car battery would cost £430,303 , 16 times the price of the new car

Now in reverse:

If the Bosch battery was priced on capacity like my electric car battery, it would cost just £80

If that tiny Leica camera battery was priced on capacity like my electric car battery, it would cost £2.64, instead of £142

The economies of scale gone completely mad !
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Funny, but I was looking at that too... I lust after a '60s rangefinder..
 
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GLJoe

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Idly looking at the new Leica M11 camera, £7500 for the camera body alone, I noticed the 13.32 Wh little battery costs £142...
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To be fair, they have had to stick a little piece of custom bottom plate onto the battery, and I'm sure it was hand polished by a highly skilled German technician for days on end to get that highly desirable finish.
£142 sounds like a bargain to me!
 
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flecc

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To be fair, they have had to stick a little piece of custom bottom plate onto the battery, and I'm sure it was hand polished by a highly skilled German technician for days on end to get that highly desirable finish.
£142 sounds like a bargain to me!
Yes, it is a bargain.

Compared with the £230 black plastic thumb grip that is:

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