Australians Are The Most Price Gouged in The World
Last edited 10/02/2019 - 19:32 by 1 other user
But not the fault of retailers most of the Time the insane costs of Rent and buying retail properties and the Middlemen and today lot of middlemen are the franchise companies, a major example is Jerry Harvey of Harvey Norman a Franchiser, A Landlord, a middleman.
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Then a lot of online retailers work on very High-Profit margins Australian and the extremely Large Ones operating out of China. Plus with online Shopping from China, the Multi-National Freight carriers have got their claws in. when I started buying directly from China nearly 2 decades ago the freight companies were Chinese and air freight was reasonable and so was postage.
Today the only way to get good deals is Have a close Chinese friend in Australia who can help you with only shopping from the Chinese Language only online sellers. Then have family friends in your city that the Will to shop ahead example Christmas and Birthday Shopping many months ahead and same with electrical Appliances, tools. items for the car, the prices from these Chinese languages retailers is often 50 to 75% cheaper than the All language super sites. But there is one last ingredient you need is a Forwarding Agent where all your items are sent to one Address and then when all have arrived are packed and sent by ship. But the one I used now just has two Australian companies as customers. The best example of this I can give you is a Table Saw I wanted and it's not sold in WA just Qld, NSW, VIC and the Price close to $2800 without any add-ons such as a sliding table. Then the freight to WA was over $300 and an extra $100 if I did not have a Forklift or the means of lifting off a truck. I kept searching for it online and found a link on a web site and it turned out to be the Factory in China and I noticed minimum order ONE yes 1 I contacted the manufacturer and the Price was $1700 plus $100shipping & Insurance. The $100 shipping is the important part as it comes in a large Carton with a Shipping container base and the weight over 80kg. You can do the same with the USA and there are plenty of forwarding agents that give you a USA address such as this one https://www.myus.com/ and there are a lot more.