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Submitted: Friday, May 22, 2009 at 18:01
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If anyone is interested, BCF currently have a catalogue with these for $295.oo for a set.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:30

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:30
Talk about mark-up!! They cost about $10 each to make.. Michael.


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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:40

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:40
Do you want to post some details of your max trax ?

Do they have the same kind of grip as the store bough ones ?
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:53

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:53
NO, you have it wrong, I was simply saying that the Max Trax are expensive at a retail level for the real production cost.. Imagine how many they could sell if they were reasonably priced.. Michael

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:02

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:02
I just read thay weigh about 3.8 kg so they woud cost up to $20 ea depending on what type of plastic are made of. Michael

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:17

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:17
Add to that the research and developmet costs, the cost for the moulder to mould them and the mould cost, which for an injection moulded product like this will be in the 10's of thousands of dollars, and you can see where the costs comes from

Its not JUST about the material cost of the unit that you can hold in your hand
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:36

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:36
Michael

I think D200Dug knew that, he may having a little swipe at you..

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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Friday, May 22, 2009 at 22:34

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 22:34
Me ? ;-)
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:02

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:02
Kiwi!! I know all that, I have been in the Injection moulding industry for 33 years, in design and maunfacturing, with an engineering background, i know the costs involved. They are still overpriced. Having said that, they probably work well.. Michael

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 21:03

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 21:03
OK Michael, now you've come clean, they must have cost about $30 to make - three times your original estimate...........so the difference is only about $265 profit :-)
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 15:36

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 15:36
Phil, you dont realise how close you really are. A rough figure for an Australian made consumer plastic products is about 3 times the material cost out the factory door. (wholesale price) You would be pretty close.. Regards Michael.

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Reply By: dazza62 - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:42

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:42
Yep....same price as ARB, TJM and maxtrax online!!!
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Reply By: Member - Porl - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:28

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:28
If you got front and rear lockers do ya reckon you might get away with one?
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Reply By: D200Dug- Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:41

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 20:41
Are they still Australian Made ?

A real bonus

I wonder how long before a cheap Chinese rip off appears on the market ?
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:19

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 13:19
Dug, Cheap "chinese rip off" or other similar quality products appear on the market when they see a hole that they can fill. If another product of same quality came on the market for around $150, it would grab the market, its called competition, it happens in all industries, nothing to do with cheap rip offs.. Michael


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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 23:35

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 23:35
What ever happened to strips of 50x50 weldmesh 400 wide and 1800 long and supplemented by any available green stuff. Ahhh the '80's. Life was so much simpler....and cheaper.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 21:05

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 21:05
Mick,
We used to use the same stuff.....but without the weldmesh :-))
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