T he British country house hotel was born in 1949, brought to us in the pink and frilly shape of Sharrow Bay, overlooking Ullswater in the Lake District. Presided over by a splendid couple, Francis Coulson and his partner Brian Sack, it came complete with a gargantuan afternoon tea, and Sack’s famous Icky Sticky Toffee Pudding and Coulson’s bedtime poems on the pillow. People adored it. There had been leisure hotels in Britain before, of course, but this was the first where you could be assured of being personally pampered in beautiful rural surroundings, with a committed owner at the helm offering a warm welcome, decent food, peace and quiet.
But I’m pretty sure that the person that “slaps” a veneer on a homebuilt cabinet is going to be getting a different product than one coming “fully assembled” from a professional. Materials costs are only part of that. The finish quality that comes with “going pro”? Another part. The time of that pro (both on your product and on all the learning that got them there)? Another part. The right of that pro to actually make a living knowing that they’re probably not making a 1,000 units per year? Another part. The opportunity cost for that pro to work on your product and not a nuclear missile? Yet another part. Or the opportunity cost to you so you don’t have to stop working on that nuclear missile? Same.
Look forward to reading the review at an early date 🙂
After agonizing over it almost a year (and bothering you with messages), I’ve now more or less
decided on buying this Samsung box. It sounds like a worthy successor to my old Toshiba
Satellite P20 workhorse, which is about ready to call it a day. At least, it checks all
my mental checkboxes. I’m just waiting to read your report before making the purchase.
However, no pressure. Take your time and do a good report 🙂
Thanks a ton in advance!