Long Post Advisory: Do Not Read this post unless you want to, well it's not that long, no it's not long at all, or is it?
A while ago, at a Laser Show, the presenter guy thing showed us a green 'lab laser' that could burn through a piece of cardboard, I was so impressed and when I got home, I immediately started looking at how much these cost. Then I stumbled accross Wicked Lasers, and man, I couldn't believe my eyes, I mean a laser that can pop a balloon, Wow
That was like a year ago, but since over the last few months, joining all these kind of forums and stuff, I found out that there are many companies that offer lasers like that.
Now I wanted to know, why are Wicked Lasers so expensive? If you compare to others, they are at least $150 for the same thing (in higher power only though).
An X-Series 125 from Nova Lasers is only $299
An Alpha Series 125 from Nova Lasers is only $369 and that has other cool things on it too, looks stronger
A Viper 125mW from Dragon Lasers is only $299
An Optotronics PPL 125, okay but this is like a 100% duty cycle laser is amazingly less than a Wicked at $489
And a 125mW Fusion from WL is $500, with a Evo 125 at $550
So what is up with WL, what makes them think they can charge so much more.
The Spyder is another whole thing I mean, check:
Dragon Laser Hulk 200-300mW is $849
Optotronics RPL 260 is $1079
And Nova Series 250 is $1000
Guess What a Spyder GX is a whopping $1699
Now for that price you can get a:
Nova Series 325mW and save $100
Optotronics RPL-325 and save $50
So now I ask you again, who the flip do Wicked Lasers think they are, what makes them so much better? What are these other companies like, is there just something dodgy about them or do Wicked Lasers just market better??
Once again sorry for the long post, I just don't understand why they charge so much more...