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just found out how i got screwed..

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by MurphyZ, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Oct 27, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    MurphyZ

    MurphyZ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    http://www.randyellisdesign.com/HOME%20PAGE/index.html

    these are the manufactures of the kc light bar that retail for 400+
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    if you notice the only difference is that this bar is missing the kc punchout. and 200 dollars cheaper. he cant say they make them but he said they produce them and other companies buy them and sell them(KC)
    just got off the phone with them they make light bars for the 1st gen and 2nd gen tacomas and FJ's and Tundras too.
    (602) 803-1122
     
  2. Oct 27, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    raskal311

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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    I dont see how you got screwed, you paid what was asked and you got what you paid for at the time. BTW are the lights included are is it just the bar?
     
  3. Oct 27, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    MurphyZ

    MurphyZ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    just the bar
    hey im going to charge you 400 dollars (cuz) you buy from a name you trust, then, i (the big name company) will go to a small business buy the bar for half that and smile as you take it. yeah i didnt get screwed.;)

    im all for price margins and profit but that is crazy. 30% percent i understand but 50% crazy. next time i will look around more, hope this link helps someone else get a GOOD deal on a Great light bar.

    no disrepect meant just saying the wool was pulled this time. haha:rolleyes:
     
  4. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    SC4333

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    If that's the case, that is pretty lame. My family has been in the automotive wholesale distribution business for quite some time, and this is not common practice. Of course there will be markup, but not on this kind of a scale.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    Nothing unusual about 100% markup at retail. Consider the overhead costs of marketing, advertising, salaries, bricks and mortar, etc., and add in a little profit, 100% is typical in many businesses. In my business (shoes), factory to retail is 500% by the time it gets to the market. If you hadn't found the middle man, you would stll be happy, no? Live and learn.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    MurphyZ

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    bb your right im in love with the bar. it looks good. strong. warrenty. so i cant be that mad but it makes me want to look around alot before i buy again.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    raskal311

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    50% is pretty standard for a large item, its 100%-500% for smaller items. You have to remember these are not volume items so marking it up 50% is reasonable.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    There you go, we have all paid to much for something and regretted it later. I try to view it as if I thought it was a good deal at the time it's still a good deal now. I have paid a grand for a camera body only to see it for $500 or less a year later.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    Hey I wouldn't feel too bad about it, I bought the same thing installed with 2 Liteforce lights and a mickey mouse switch for over $1000. Quite the markup for shipping up here...but I like it.
     
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