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Old 26 November 2007, 14:57   #31
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This is a great double-topic thread, but I reckon you're getting better advice on plant hire, which you've already finished with, than garage doors
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Old 26 November 2007, 15:03   #32
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This is a great double-topic thread, but I reckon you're getting better advice on plant hire, which you've already finished with, than garage doors
yep no further with doors but windows are now in
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forgot to add 1 mini digger and driver to level it out were we where dumping the spoil and it all included v.a.t with invoice
Ah .. thats a bit more like it ... Just for all you chaps wanting to know, the cost of hiring hardware by and large hasnt gone up in 15 years !!, (unless you go to a well known 3 lettered high street chain) its the labour element pushing up the prices. What other industry could you say that about *moans*
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Perhaps, but demand has which should equate to a profit. Shouldn't it?
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Old 28 November 2007, 08:44   #36
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What other industry could you say that about
Electrical goods / Computers
I bought a Philips 32" Widescreen TV around 5 years ago for 650 - thought I had the bargain of a lifetime. Today, I could buy a 42" Plasma for not much more.

Loads of new laptops around now for sub 300. 5 years ago, they would start at double that figure.

Mobile phones - say no more

Furniture
Sofas, chairs etc. are cheaper now than they were 10 years ago

Cars
New small cars for around 6k - same as back in 1992.

Clothes
Dirt cheap in real terms, compared with 15 years ago.

Music
CDs now cost less than they did 15 years ago

etc.

I do sympathise with the plant boys though - a hard game to make decent money in.
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If I remember right.. if you spent 15k on say a 5.5, last time I got a quote it was about 700.00/week to hire, the same investment in a digger would cost 180/week to hire, now I know the RIB will be more seasonal, but the return difference is huge
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Electrical goods / Computers
I bought a Philips 32" Widescreen TV around 5 years ago for 650 - thought I had the bargain of a lifetime. Today, I could buy a 42" Plasma for not much more.

Loads of new laptops around now for sub 300. 5 years ago, they would start at double that figure.

Mobile phones - say no more

Furniture
Sofas, chairs etc. are cheaper now than they were 10 years ago

Cars
New small cars for around 6k - same as back in 1992.

Clothes
Dirt cheap in real terms, compared with 15 years ago.

Music
CDs now cost less than they did 15 years ago

etc.

I do sympathise with the plant boys though - a hard game to make decent money in.
I know what you are saying, although I was looking more at hire rates though, the cost of buying plant actually is increasing , but the rates to hire it aren't keeping pace, despite reasonably healthy demand.

As far as specific industries are concerened, say electronics, yes mass market goods have become cheaper as demand and competition has multiplied massively, production costs have fallen here though, which has helped this happen which is not the same with plant. Per pound of investment, plant yield is falling in otherwords. Depending on which plant sector you look at, some areas are worse/better than others. I hired a power drill a couple of weeks ago for a week and I ended up paying more for it than a 2 tonne digger purchase cost 350 versus 14000 for the digger. Whilst the numbers of kit in circulation is increasing, its nothing like the explosion in say the numbers of computers, or mobiles, so I dont think thats a fair comparison, also, the technology has become far more advanced, to dig a hole in the ground today, was just the same 15 years ago, and the achine has not changed much either
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If I remember right.. if you spent 15k on say a 5.5, last time I got a quote it was about 700.00/week to hire, the same investment in a digger would cost 180/week to hire, now I know the RIB will be more seasonal, but the return difference is huge
Presumbaly the digger either is in use a lot more (say 80% utilisation) when most charter ribs are probably <25%. Do they depreciate at the same rate?
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Getting back to the subject of garage doors!
now the rain has stopped the trusses are on and roller shutter now being made I got away with it with 1" clearance
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