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Old 06-04-2011, 04:16 PM
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A lot of the stuff I've enquired about the wholesale price here is the retail price OS.
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99% of the issue is a lot of manufacturers will sell overseas for a very cheap price. Usually because the overseas distributors will buy in bulk. But they won't even consider selling it locally at that price.

For instance, I can buy australian made steel sections from BHP or Onesteel for local crack money. Or I can buy it overseas, ship it here, pay the taxes on it and have the exact same product for half the price. Downside is local stockists disappear.

Or you can buy a holden commodore / hsv cheaper overseas than the local market. And it is a lot cheaper than the 'taxes' crap they try to sell to the local customers.
Agree 100%

I work with a lot of Australian Exporters who sell to overseas buyers for minimal profit... the strength of the AUD has made it worse.. Remember they are competing with markets like China, India etc etc.
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Hence why I bought all my rebuild parts from the US...
The Acl race bearings were 45% cheaper than I could buy at wholesale inside Aus. Piston kit 40% less, genuine Subaru parts 50% less.

Australia needs to get with the global program..........All local business suffer when the Aussie importer/distributors appear to be price gouging....

Agree 100% here, all my build parts are from the USA or UK.

An example also is I went to my local exhaust specialist to get a quote on a rear Magnaflow muffler in polished stainless with a nice tip. Their price just for the muffler $440.00, guess what, got the same muffler off eBay for $200 AUD delivered.

Go figure!!
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