Re: [OM] Re: Cost of goods, no OM content

Subject: Re: [OM] Re: Cost of goods, no OM content
From: "lion1" <c1000s@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 13:46:53 -0500
Hi Simon,

>Don't throw your bike in the bush!>

<<er, what does this mean, exactly?>>

Like, your so mad you could spit.

A childish reaction to a frustrating experience. :-)

I picked that one up in Western Australia.  That's what happens when you
work with Aussie tradesmen for a while.  You pick up local wisdom.

>Is it the importers who create unreal prices or the unions and the
>tax man?>>

<<In the case of cars & motorcycles it is the importers (who admit it) who
a price "which the market can take".  Literally translated, they will charge
what they think we will put up with.  This is quite blatant, and I guess is
the same for other goods.  I don't think the unions get a look in, and tax
isn't so complicated here - everything gets hit by VAT, domestic or
imported.  AFAIK we have no trade barriers or protective pricing now, though
there is a small import duty on goods purchaed outside the European Common

<<Margaret Thatcher, most overrated and bigoted British PM for years, killed
off domestic manufacturing so there's no point in having trade barriers.
Sorry, I'll get off the soapbox now.>>

Wasn't she a friend of Ronald Reagan?  Adious to both of them.

Simon, have you noticed that this thread is now about beer.  :-))


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