Quote Originally Posted by railwayman3 View Post
It's a classic business model, which we learned about years ago in business studies....sell the razor cheaply, or at a loss, but make the profit on the proprietory blades. Interesting the same thing has happened on inkjet printers...sell the printers for "pence", then reap in the profits on the ink cartridges.
Kodak in fact made most of its initial money using this very business model. Cameras were cheap, but only Kodak sold the film and processed it. Kodak didn't even mind if you bought a competitor's camera since you'd still be using Kodak film, most likely.