>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
<<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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