From: Noddy on 30 Jul 2010 09:17
"Clocky" <notgonn(a)happen.com> wrote in message
> Holly Wood wrote:
> Are you offering trade on that?
Trade's half price, so that'll be "garn git" thanks :)
From: Noddy on 30 Jul 2010 10:34
"Kev" <kevcat(a)optunet.com.au> wrote in message
> BTW I'm buying any that I see for $250(doesn't take much haggling either)
> and making a killing on Ebay right now selling them for double what I
> paid, which is still half RRP
Watch out the ATO doesn't pick up on your little Capitalist adventure :)
From: John_H on 30 Jul 2010 17:53
Jason James wrote:
>Often thought who gets the rip-off when the item is sold at retail
>prices,...must just be the reseller. How does this effect their bottom line?
>I mean how much stuff is sold "trade"? Does the supplier get a cut of the
>"retail? I bought a roof-mounted evap AC drum drive belt. It was 1 1/2 m
>long and I thought was going to cost a motsa,..she sold it to me trade for
Welcome to the world of free enterprise... where you buys it as cheap
as you can and sells it for as much as market will bear. Or should
that be... sell as many as you can as quickly as you can at a margin
you're comfortable with!
Using your above example. The main belt for my wife's Toro ride-on was
$150 as genuine part last time I priced it. Same size belt from my
usual belt and hose supplier (trade) was $13. His retail price is
probably something like $20 but I'd doubt if any of his customers
would ever pay RRP.
The Toro dealer probably sells half a dozen belts a year. The trade
supplier probably sells 10,000.
Then there's the supply chain... It starts with the manufacturer,
thence to the distributer, who sells 'em on to the wholesaler, who
sells 'em on to the trade supplier, who sells 'em on to the trade that
sells 'em to the wood ducks.
Then there's the lawn mower manufacturer, who buys them from the belt
manufacturer in small quantities, sells them on to his own distributer
who sells them on to dealer who sells 'em for RRP.
Axiom: Don't ever pay the dealer to replace the belt in your lawn
mower (or your evaporative cooler)! ;-)
>Always handy to have someone in the game...
Especially if it's a Chinese factory worker who can sneak 'em out the
From: Warren Smith on 30 Jul 2010 22:46
"D Walford" <dwalford(a)internode.on.net> wrote in >
> The difference between retail and trade price at Repco is usually a lot
> more than the normal 20%, their retail price is usually so expensive that
> I only buy from them if I can't get what I want elsewhere.
I know where you're coming from! I broke down a few years ago while passing
through Mt Isa. Repco had the parts in stock but they charged me the very
top price. They must have seen me coming. Since that day I've always avoided
From: Fraser Johnston on 3 Aug 2010 01:27
"Warren Smith" <warren.smith(a)aol.com.au> wrote in message
> "D Walford" <dwalford(a)internode.on.net> wrote in >
>> The difference between retail and trade price at Repco is usually a lot more
>> than the normal 20%, their retail price is usually so expensive that I only
>> buy from them if I can't get what I want elsewhere.
> I know where you're coming from! I broke down a few years ago while passing
> through Mt Isa. Repco had the parts in stock but they charged me the very top
> price. They must have seen me coming. Since that day I've always avoided
Unless you want some underbody neons and a sub woofer there won't be much
reason to avoid them soon.