Economys of scale

Economys of scale

Found this 21' glass boat for sale on a U.S. site - with a running in/out Mercruiser for the exorbitant sum of $2900 bucks - including trailer. Needs a buff.


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Good price Ian....just a few more dollars

Thu, 2009-06-11 14:56

...to convert the trailer to RH drive. 

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Nah, Col

Thu, 2009-06-11 15:30

simply tow it in the right hand lane - saves costs. It's worth a look at Craiglist just so you can drool over how the size of the market dictates boat prices. 10% of the price you would pay here - but duty shipping and packing would take care of the savings - i've done the exercise.

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i've done the exercise

Thu, 2009-06-11 17:00

Careful Ian, you could hurt yourself SurprisedLaughing

 

"simply tow it in the right hand lane - saves costs" - LOL Ian!

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I dont think its just the

Thu, 2009-06-11 17:41

I dont think its just the size of the market though. Australia gets reamed by the middlemen on practically everything we get. It cant be economies of scale when you can buy something retail from the US, ship it over quick and you're still way out in front. The size of the market here has an effect, but its the middlemen, not the manufacturers that are jacking up the prices. Have a look at all the things produced in a factory in china or taiwan and compare the US and Australian prices. Its the same product, from the same run, so we are in the same 'pool' for economies of scale on manufacturing costs (i.e. out of the factory cost). You do get some reduction on volume purchasing from the factory though, but it doesnt account for the disparity.