Marco Banks wrote:I've looked at the waterboxx for several years and I'd utilize that technology except it's so damn expensive. Realistically, it costs less than $3 to manufacture these. Probably $2. Its just basic plastic injection molding and a little wick to pull the water to the soil. Why are they so stupidly marked-up? If they were to sell them at a reasonable mark-up -- like $8 --- I'd by 100 of them and plant trees all over the place. But they are about $25 a pop if you buy them in a 10-pack.
If they really want people to use their product to reforest dry places, they are going to have to make them affordable for mass use. I don't have any problem with them making a healthy profit off their product, but for its application and the kinds of people that would really like to utilize it on a wide scale, they need to put it at price point where people can afford them. It's cheaper for me to install a simple hand-turned valve system, some PCV pipe and sprinkler heads than it is to buy these things.