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Originally Posted by Raadio
A case of 2000 paintballs at .68 that wholesales for 23.00 a case SHOULD cost about 16.50.
23 / 68 = .33 per .100 inch * 5 = 16.50
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That means that skid that costs $2400 today, will cost $1700.

not quite...
sorry, the science major in me compelled me to comment.
the size of the paintball and the cost to make the paint is better expressed by volume,
the derivative, (dV/dr), that is the change in volume based on the change of radius, is really the formula of what would yield to a proper calculation.
yours was linear while infact the derivative (rate of change) is NOT linear, its exponential. (4(pi)r^2) which also happens to be the formula for the surface area
if you follow the math here (very basic calculus) and plot the curve,
your estimate is actually somewhat lower than reality because as the radius (r) decreases, the rate at which the volume goes down (true cost to the manufacturer/money saved by consumer) is proportionally reduced. so
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Originally Posted by Raadio
Not the BEST estimate, but ... a significant savings.

yes, money is definitely still saved, but not as much as you are postulating.
i hope that made sense and contributed.