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Old 03-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #701
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Well $15 USD + $85 USD to ship it on a plane that can land upside down.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:21 AM   #702
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:22 AM   #703
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Can it land vertically instead?
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:22 AM   #704
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I hope $100AUS is like $15USD.
You just cannot explain this to yanks, but your prices for everything is amazingly low due to forced competition.

Theres only 1 place in oz to buy that sensor so its 108 dollars + post.

Which is probably 150USD.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:01 AM   #705
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You just cannot explain this to yanks, but your prices for everything is amazingly low due to forced competition.
Yay capitalism! But keep it quiet. We don't want 2ndyearRubbers to get upset.

I seriously loled IRL at the plane landing upside down.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:23 AM   #706
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We have capitalism, we just dont have enough of it.

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:27 AM   #707
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We have capitalism, we just dont have enough of it.

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we suffer from the same problem in Canada, only advantage we have is we're a lot closer so shipping is cheap. our strong dollar helps right now. I can order just about any part out of the states and with shipping its still up to half of what I would pay locally for the identical part.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:44 AM   #708
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You sure it doesn't have more to do with the cost of business? Like taxes, tarrifs, and all that other bullshit. You have to fund all your socialist programs somehow.
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You sure it doesn't have more to do with the cost of business? Like taxes, tarrifs, and all that other bullshit. You have to fund all your socialist programs somehow.
Nah, it's just the US over-consumption that makes the market filled with used junk
**** rolls downhill, the higher the hill the more stuff there is to be found at the bottom. If the stuff gets used or recycled is up to the market.

For stuff that we have decent turnover of the prices seldom differ more than taxes between US, China or local shop (e.g. consumer electronics).
For Miata parts (only 4k cars in the country and close to none at the scrapyards), the shipping companies get more than $500 from me in a slow year (US and UK mostly)... E.g. BP engines are 2-3 times more expensive here than in the UK.

If the volume is low the margins gets higher (besides the normal supply&demand).
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #710
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you mean you guys don't think it has anything to do with Canada's Population being 10% of US and OZ being at ~6%? You're not that far behind us in wasting **** mate!

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #711
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Thats what I said last, not enough capitalism, just not enough people and business' to have legitimate competition on all products.

In Oz you have a $600 muffler, you mention you can get it for 350 shipped from the states and all of a sudden its 350 here.

Supply and demand, even if there is little demand if there is only 1 supplier what are you gonna do?

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:26 PM   #712
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We have capitalism, we just dont have enough of it.

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A lot of it probably has to do with economies of scale within the country.


Smaller population (22ish million)
= fewer economic incentives to enter industry
= limited availability of products
= shortages
= prices increase
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:47 PM   #713
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Spot on, and when there are only say 2 or 3 suppliers theres a good chance they will all just keep their prices high and F the community.

With 20+ suppliers guaranteed one will undercut to a realistic price.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #714
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11.8 @ 122.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #715
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Post the time slip and video
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #716
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I have video of a 12.5, owner has slip ill get a copy.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #717
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what was the trap on the 12.5 run?
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #718
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what was the trap on the 12.5 run?
something more believable than 122.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #719
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Rubbish, 104 i think.

He only got 4 runs in, by memory it went like 14.5, 13.6, 12.5 and 11.8.

he hadnt done it before so the first couple were very poor, his first run he staged and then dropped the clutch at 2000rpm and spun 1st 2nd 3rd on the limiter etc etc etc.

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Old 04-22-2013, 12:37 PM   #720
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it was 1050 kg without driver as raced also, i got a photo of that.

My phone cable seems to have died so I cant post it, but patrick should have the slip around ill get a photo of it.

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