| dave21478 wrote:|
| The chap in Portugal selling the suspension bushes lists exactly the same item on both uk and fr versions of ebay, with the french price being exactly double the uk price. I contacted him through ebay uk and asked if he would post to france, which he was happy to do for the lower price!|
Bloomin good for him!!!!
I assume his "French" price is still way better than the factors in France, that way he gets a better margin and can be even more competitive with the UK market
It has always amused me how many people have lost my business by, as we say in these parts, "taking me for an American", yet are completely ignorant of the fact that they themselves are ripped off for most things that they themselves buy, the one only that decided that he had better rethink after I laughed in his face about the American price has gone on to have a good trading relationship with me and I now always have a list of things to bring back for him from the UK.
The very fact that around here we have the phrase "Vous me prenez pour un Americain hein!!!!" speaks volumes for the commercial awareness/values of the merchants.
My total purchases from motor factors in France in 6 years was one set of brake pads, I still havnt got over it yet especially as right after I found my stock set in the cellar that I had been searching for.
It only takes the requirement for something for which I havnt had the foresight to stock to trigger a visit to the UK for me, one time it was when I hit a masonry nail and nadgered my 160mm circular saw blade, €40 plus wherever I looked here, 3 for a tenner in the UK.