Originally Posted by Downhilldai
That would be around £300 for a DF4. Is that true?
There were no DF2.5, DF4, or DF5's there. I don't know if they were also included in the sale, and were already sold, or if there weren't in the sale.
I suspect they were not. In Germany under a 5hp, you don't need a license, and they generally cost a premium, often almost as much for a 5hp as a 9.9hp cost.
There were DF6 – DF25's, I was back a week later and all were gone. The DF6 was about 660 Euros or about £535.
They now have new ones, at normal prices.
Funny, but as more and more motors are made in China, the profit margin has risen considerable, but until now the prices have not come down for us.
It is also funny that you are the first person that has replied to my question about the normal profit margin for these motors, although I have asked it on a half dozen forums.. There seems to be some “mafia” type industry secrecy surrounding this topic.
This price information is readably available for the motorcycle and auto industry, but the boat industry is anything but transparent.
They say they are having a hard time selling the motors because of the world economic situation, but it seems in most cases they would rather just sell less but at a higher "Chinese style" profit, than to reduce the price a little and sell more. This is the first time I have seen such a sale.