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Old 18 July 2007, 07:18   #11
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it's the same deal with cars, if you were to buy all the parts on their own from say BMW and build the car yourself, you would end up paying about 100k fior a 30k car
Yes but they have to make them, keep them until you want them in a nice warm secure wharehouse, deliver it to the dealer who has to pay for his nice premises.

Or you could pay for them as a one off hand made spare + tooling and wait the 10 weeks for delivery before you can have the parts

Not defending them but there are reasons
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Yes but they have to make them, keep them until you want them in a nice warm secure wharehouse, deliver it to the dealer who has to pay for his nice premises.

Or you could pay for them as a one off hand made spare + tooling and wait the 10 weeks for delivery before you can have the parts

Not defending them but there are reasons
Still even with all this in mind mark ups and profit percentages are still the main reason why the prices are so expensive, sometimes these company's are making near on 1000% profit on there goods, i'm sorry but all the overheads and rates in the world can not justify that sort of mark up on goods.
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Zodiac is absoutley shameless in the pricing of their replacement parts. I was once considering the purchase of a used military FC 470 SIB and got a quote for a set of aluminum floorboards for it - $ 3000 CDN (about 1500 British pounds)
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Zodiac is absoutley shameless in the pricing of their replacement parts. I was once considering the purchase of a used military FC 470 SIB and got a quote for a set of aluminum floorboards for it - $ 3000 CDN (about 1500 British pounds)

I used to work for a German engineering company mark up on spares was x 3.1 cost price, crap if your buying great if your selling
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Wife claims she can make one - gawd elp us! Reminds me of the time she claimed she could cut hair........!
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Wife claims she can make one - gawd elp us! Reminds me of the time she claimed she could cut hair........!
Or knit you a nice little jumper
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