price ripoffs

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 19:49
ThreadID: 22390 Views:1759 Replies:8 FollowUps:7
This Thread has been Archived
Why is it that at Jaycar a 12 volt car plug in shower is $19.95, at Ranger Camping (on special) $29.95 and yet at a 4wd store in the southern suburbs of Perth it is $45.00.The shower is exactly the same in all 3 stores and yet the price difference is huge.
One has to wonder are we being taken for a ride by certain companies? as I find some relatively simple pieces of 4wd equipment very expensive for a country that has self proclaimed world leaders in the 4wd market.

Terry
The scrub is something terrible. Oh, what a damnable, treacherous, God forsaken country it is to be sure. I believe it would sicken the Devil himself.

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: hedevil - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 19:54

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 19:54
pays to shop around in guess...Max
AnswerID: 108291

Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:24

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:24
West Australians believe that the eastern states dont exist,,, at least they are told that. So they think they can charge what they like!!!!!
Patrol 4.2TDi 2003

Retired 2016 and now Out and About!

There's time to rest when you're dead,
Get out and do something instead!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 108299

Follow Up By: Terryfied - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:47

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:47
The Eastern what? Seriously Im sure this happens all over Australia,you have TJM, ARB Jaycar etc.I do not believe this a W.A problem only.

Terry
The scrub is something terrible. Oh, what a damnable, treacherous, God forsaken country it is to be sure. I believe it would sicken the Devil himself.

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 365070

Follow Up By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:48

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:48
"West Australians believe that the eastern states dont exist,,, at least they are told that. So they think they can charge what they like!!!!!

I don't quite understand the logic of how this reply fits the original question??

Being a Sandgroper myself may have something to do with mt scepticism.

Bilbo
0
FollowupID: 365072

Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:53

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 09:53
Hey lighten up guys, it was meant as a joke,,,, I remember a few years ago in WA, i saw a post card showing WA as the main part of OZ an the rest was in red. It said just that, printed on the eastern states "largely unexplored.". Obviously designed by a West aussie.. Fairly obvious that a sense of humour is not a big thing over there, Michael
Patrol 4.2TDi 2003

Retired 2016 and now Out and About!

There's time to rest when you're dead,
Get out and do something instead!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 365142

Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:27

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:27
go and import the shower units.
cost to you around im guessing $1-$2.
sell to boat owners $20.
sell to campers $25.
add the word 4wd $40+.
we 4wd owners are dumb(except me lol) we pay what ever they want us to pay and guess what ............ we do.
cheers
AnswerID: 108301

Follow Up By: Frank_Troopy - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:35

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:35
You'd think they'd be worn out by the time the 4WDers get them.
0
FollowupID: 365069

Reply By: Utemad - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 21:24

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 21:24
I paid about $14 through Electus :-)~
AnswerID: 108321

Follow Up By: Terryfied - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 21:46

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 21:46
Bugger
The scrub is something terrible. Oh, what a damnable, treacherous, God forsaken country it is to be sure. I believe it would sicken the Devil himself.

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 365085

Reply By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:08

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:08
its the same with a lot of things...a cheapy air compressor at repco..$119.00...at mitre 10...$99.00...

It has always been said but sometimes we fail to obey...pays to shop around....
spur of the moment shopping prevents this though....just ask me....i get caught often enough......I Want That....its a must have..you all know what i mean.

AnswerID: 108386

Reply By: Steve - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:08

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 08:08
world leaders my arse. Particularly on the techno side of things there's at least a year's lag behind US/Europe.
AnswerID: 108387

Follow Up By: Terryfied - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:38

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:38
As I said in the first post self proclaimed leaders of the 4wd world.Self evaluation is the only one you will not get wrong.
Terry
The scrub is something terrible. Oh, what a damnable, treacherous, God forsaken country it is to be sure. I believe it would sicken the Devil himself.

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 365251

Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:52

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:52
Chances are it isnt the same unit, but similar...

I paid $25 for a coleman one.. I'd have it anyday over the cheap plastic Jaycar one.

YMMV
AnswerID: 108497

Follow Up By: Terryfied - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:32

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:32
In this case all 3 units were the same brand ,packaging and specifications.

Terry

The scrub is something terrible. Oh, what a damnable, treacherous, God forsaken country it is to be sure. I believe it would sicken the Devil himself.

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 365472

Reply By: Steve - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 17:30

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 17:30
...and there sure is a lot of self evaluation. Gets embarrassing at times. "best at this best at that...". Point taken tho.
AnswerID: 108621

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)