My use of the statement about permanently attached cords versus cord connectors was made as an example, not as fact on each and every thing that is a cheaper version of a product. Some use cheaper 'cabinets', some leave out extra shielding, (and boy, have we seen complaints about THAT in these forums) some just use parts that are produced with wider tolerances than others, etc., all the way down the line.
And yes, business was being done in the 'Wal-Mart' fashion before Wal-Mart became the industry leader in cutting prices by cutting people's throats, but Wal-Mart took it to an entirely new level. As Lon had said,
....Believe what you want, guys, it won't change reality.
As he believes that sums up his statements, so do I believe it sums up mine. 73!