SOTP Vintage Series
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: Tiger Explorer 1200 XC
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Other Motorcycle: Moto Guzzi V7 Classic
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welshrob in Canada we are paying high retail prices. Some of that is due to the commodity and the industry classifications it which they exist. Taxes, tariffs, brokerage fees exist but the markup at the retail level has many questioning why prices are high.
Not sure if that answers your question,..
With comments like that you have obviously never run a business and have no concept of running one. Businesses (not online businesses) don`t exist to provide bargains for cheapskates, they have wages, tax, rent, power, insurance, running capital, shrinkage etc etc etc. The try and support my local business. It`s a big picture thing. I`m not completely innocent, I DO buy a lot of stuff from ebay, if the difference is $200 it`s a no brainer but if the difference is $50 then I`ll support my local business, because they employ locals who use MY business.
We are so obsessed with saving money on our mindless consumerism that we are buying ourselves a ticket back into the third world and nobody can see it.
"It will never happen." How many times I have heard those words from people that seem to think that the USA and Europe will remain at the top of the tree forever, because... well they just will, OK?
That is what the Romans thought. Their empire was much bigger and more powerful but it all went went pear shaped. The biggest single factor cited in the decline of the Roman Empire was the "Loss of Civic Virtue." Think about it.
Sorry. Rant Over.
We are short changing our own economies and our own cultures. We are bankrupting our own countries so that we can save $50 on a pair of bar end mirrors or a tail tidy and as I have said, we are buying ourselves a ticket to the third world, where our children will live with the consequences.
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