New Look.

Submitted: Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 11:13
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The Troopie has a new look thanks to ExplorOz.

Ordered the wheel cover Monday, fitted it Friday. Not bad, from Perth to Penrith and fitted in 5 days.

I took advantage of the 50% off the wheel cover. A real bargain.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 11:34

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 11:34
Looks good Wayne . I think if I was in David's position I would be selling them at cost to get the name out there . He might have to buy a heap and keep them in stock and tie up his money , but it's pretty cheap advertising .
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:07

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:07
Willie,

By the time that they are purchased and then the sign writing there would not be much profit from the $25 that I paid for it.

David is in business to make a profit, just like any one else. You don't see the banks giving anything away, and i think that the banks make a few dollars more profit than David.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:16

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:16
Wayne & Willie,

Interesting - they cost me $42 + TAX each (this can be confirmed by the supplier Budget Signs in WA). I am selling them at $25 on special and $50 usual. So usually I make no money and now (for membrs in Feb) I pay half of the cost.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:39

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:39
Oh forget the shameless hyperlink to the Merchandise category.

The 50% discount special in Feb is for current financial Members Only.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:47

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 12:47
David & Wayne ,

I guess I am always thinking of what I could have had it made for in China - a hard habit to get out of . Yes , I am sure you would pay that sort of money locally .

Looking at your caps and stubbie holders , I know that they also can be obtained in China for a fraction of what you are charging , so you must be getting those done locally in small volume too .

It is always worth selling this sort of item cheap cheap , as there is no better place to have an ad than on the back of someones car when they are sitting in traffic .

I do not know how we got onto the subject of bank charges . I'm confused now .

Cheers ,

Willie

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 13:01

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 13:01
Willie,

We have hats made in 500 lots and stubbies at 1000 at a time.

We 100% support local everything, it does cost significantly more however I have taken this (what I believe) very important stand.

Merchandise all made locally - yes it costs more, I do agree that having them out there is important so periodically I offer then on special. This costs me but correct the value is having them out of my office and on heads and vehicles.

Site hosted locally - this costs HEAPS and HEAPS more - but also has much greater local performance. I think most people who use this site would fall over if you knew the monthly hosting costs, but this is part of our business and my stance that we must be 100% Australian and support all local business.

The buck stops somewhere in supporting Australian business, products and services and for our business that supports travel and touring in Australia I am happy and proud to spend the extra money it takes to be 100% Australian.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 13:45

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 13:45
David ,
You may be getting the printing done locally , but ( correct me if I'm wrong ) the caps would have to be made in China . I guess there is only so much you can do , but every little bit helps . Good on you .
Cheers ,
Willie .
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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:53

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:53
Mine was cheap too. Won it!

They look best on Troopies IMHO



Had a few toots already but that could be my driving ;)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:54

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 20:54
BTW David why didn't you line up the word exploroz with the top of the map?
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 16:18

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 16:18
Mr Dyssey ,
Is it possible to fit the tyre cover over the other wheel . Would you cut a hole for the number plate holder or would that bugger the cover ?
I have the Kaymar too .
Thanks ,
Willie
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Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 19:39

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 19:39
Mr Willie :)

I thought about that too because I wanted to cover both tyres. i think cutting just a slit in it should be OK.
Bloody number plates, they're only good for speed cameras anyway
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Reply By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 21:38

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 21:38
Good work David , I would happily pay more for something made here !!

Glenn.
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