Maybe someone can explain this??

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  1. justinwmoe88

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    How are thermally lined ice houses cheaper than uninsulated ground blinds. Just a question no need for argument please.
     
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    Like this for instance?
     

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    Maybe Licensing cost for "Brand" camo?
     
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    Supply and demand ultimately. They figured out what people would pay for them and started there.
     
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    No doubt the Camo license has something to do with it, but there's also a much larger market for hunting blinds than Ice fishing houses. They also know that there's a portion of hunters that will pay a premium for overbuilt equipment. Also, due to a higher demand, they believe they can sell them with a higher margin.
     
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    This makes sense
     
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    Thank you guys. I wonder if you could just buy a big insulated ice house like the one above and just wrap it with camo wrap
     
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    Another thing to consider with the ice house blind is the lack of windows. That's not something you can just cut in. I bet it would lose its integrity pretty fast. You may be able to make it work for rifle, but no way to shoot a bow out of those.

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    Yes or brush it in. It'll work fine as it is if the deer are used to it.
     
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    Good point too..
     
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    Yeah I never even thought of that. Just gonna stick with making a hay bale blind!
     
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    In retail it's got nothing to do with cost of manufacture, it's all about what they think some idiot will be willing to pay. I mean look at, let's say, bow stabilizers. What device could be simpler and cheaper to make, and yet there are some priced well over $200.
     
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