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Re: My Guess:
By:General Vagueness
Date: 5/18/14 12:49 pm
In Response To: Re: My Guess: (Revenant1988)

: [P.S. Cash grab. I hate that phrase. Are people not allowed to make money
: anymore? If people will buy it, why wouldn't a seller sell it?

No one is saying companies can't or shouldn't make money, or even profit necessarily. The use of the phrase "cash grab", to me, and I think to many or most people, reflects the philosophy and the thought behind it. It means that that something is being produced more for money than because it's needed, or because it's a quality product or service, or because it's expected, or even more for money than because it's wanted, and an attempt at a cash grab won't necessarily actually make much money.

: As long as the market is there.... I mean, isn't Destiny a cash grab for Activision?

They're spending half a billion dollars on it and it's still a ways out, they can't grab much cash or get any profit any time soon.

: Isn't Taco Bell's new breakfast food a cash grab for Yum Brands? Isn't the
: F150 a cash grab for Ford?

I'm not familiar with them, so I can't say.

: I don't see where to draw the line anymore.
: Something is only a cash grab based on how jilted someone is with the
: company\product in question. I place blame with the consumer. ]

Well, being jilted with the product, I'm not sure what you mean by that, but if you don't like it, it's easy to slip into thinking other people don't like it, and thus the company is selling it to make money and not because it's good or wanted, while that might or might not be true. Not liking the company shouldn't even translate to saying something is a cash grab, but I'm sure it does for a lot of people; so those are good points.

Messages In This Thread

Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.Gravemind5/16/14 6:08 pm
     Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.Avateur5/16/14 6:15 pm
           Oh Avateur! :)MacGyver105/16/14 6:23 pm
                 Oh you!Avateur5/16/14 6:26 pm
     Called it.UnrealCh13f5/16/14 6:26 pm
     Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.gamerguy20025/16/14 6:45 pm
     My Guess:Kal5/16/14 6:50 pm
           Re: My Guess:Revenant19885/16/14 7:00 pm
                 Re: My Guess:Avateur5/16/14 7:14 pm
                       Re: My Guess:Revenant19885/16/14 7:58 pm
                             Re: My Guess:Avateur5/16/14 9:29 pm
                             Re: My Guess:General Vagueness5/18/14 12:49 pm
                                   Re: My Guess:Jironimo5/19/14 5:08 pm
                                         Re: My Guess:uberfoop5/19/14 5:28 pm
                                         Re: My Guess:General Vagueness5/22/14 2:49 pm
                             Re: My Guess:Kermit5/20/14 3:21 pm
                             Re: My Guess:thebruce05/21/14 10:38 am
                 Re: My Guess:The BS Police5/16/14 8:37 pm
                       Also according to Phil Spencer (Quote)The BS Police5/16/14 8:44 pm
                 Re: My Guess:Pkmnrulz2405/17/14 1:28 pm
     "Announced"?uberfoop5/16/14 7:13 pm
     This is what I wanted *NM*pete_the_duck5/16/14 7:37 pm
     Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.General Vagueness5/18/14 12:28 pm
           Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.zanezavin15/18/14 6:33 pm
                 Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.General Vagueness5/22/14 3:03 pm
                       Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.Jironimo6/3/14 3:58 pm
                       Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.zanezavin16/3/14 7:43 pm
                             Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.JDQuackers6/3/14 7:45 pm
     Anyone know Spanish?Kal6/4/14 9:16 am
           Re: Anyone know Spanish?DEEP NNN6/4/14 9:35 am
     Re: Halo: The Master Chief Collection announced.R416/5/14 6:34 pm

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