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2 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Isn't that term by definition extremely subjective?

 

To a certain, but not extreme degree it is. It may be relative or comparative. One has to view it in context. When we are talking about very expensive items that few people have the means to purchase, the term is inapplicable. Given both the very high price and the fact that capable music servers can be bought for a small fraction of the cost, there is absolutely no way that a $27,000 server can be described as "affordable". There are no doubt instances where the use of the term is debatable, but this is certainly not one of them.


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16 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

I’d say affordable has no relation to what other products are available. 

 

And I would respectfully say that is incorrect, e.g. most compact cars are affordable. A Ferrari is not.


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13 minutes ago, AudioDoctor said:

 

ok... Once again, I don't want to argue so I'll let you have this one. I disagree, but that's okay I guess.

 

We can agree to disagree. Regardless, I believe that this horse has been flogged to death. :)


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: able to be afforded: having a cost that is not too high.

// products sold at affordable prices

 

Both of which I suggest imply relative to other products or services of the same genre. But I agree that it doesn't necessarily have to be so. As in the case of a Ferrari, there are products that are so expensive as to be both objectively (not subjectively) and independently not "affordable".

 

 


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"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"- William Bruce Cameron

 

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1 hour ago, daverich4 said:


When you compare it’s price to less expensive products that are available you are talking about value, not affordability. 

 

Value refers to worth of relative worth. But price determines whether something is affordable. Its worth has nothing to do with its affordability.


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"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"- William Bruce Cameron

 

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2 hours ago, bluesman said:

Value is often defined as worth / cost.  But worth is subjective and individually determined.  And there is no single unit of measurement for worth, which makes inverse dollars the default unit of measurement for value.

 

It depends on the definition of value that you are discussing. Value or worth may be determined by market price, for example, which is not subjective. However, whether one views the value placed on something by the market is justifiable or "worth it" is a subjective evaluation.


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"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted"- William Bruce Cameron

 

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