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07-11-2007, 03:34 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
Exactly, that's the point. That's the market economy. Sell stuff as expensive as you can, get from your customers as much as they are willing to pay

You're not living in USSR planning economy where price of each product was determined purely by calculating costs for producing it Strange that you, who spent all your life in market economy, sometimes think like most Soviet people were thinking just after collapse of USSR

Australia hasn't always been a pure market economy, our manufacturers were protected by tarrifs which insured that items produced more cheaply overseas had a tarrif added so as the Australian made item could compete favourably in the domestic market - this led to an industry sector that wasn't innovative.

To an extent this is what is happening today with the internet - to protect Australian retailers they have duties. the other issue is taxation revenue is collected by the retailers from consumers when they purchase goods.

So do we support our retailers and local economy or do we save $$$ and shop overseas. Are our retailers up to the competition or not?

07-17-2007, 04:08 AM   #17
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I've long since stopped bothering trying to source lenses in Australia... there's no point when you can save hundreds of dollars buying overseas EVEN IF gst is levied on the purchase, which it usually isn't.

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