Originally Posted by Extreme_RC
Considering all the costs involved in importing, clearing through our customs and ports with containers, GST, and the VERY small market we have here (less than 10% of the US market) Plus the fact we earn about twice what the average US citizen does, I think the prices are damn good.
Be thankful you can get the stuff like this, I cannot see us lasting the way we have, something has to give looking at the rest of the world and commerce in general.
That's sort of my point, most of the prices are very very good, surprisingly so considering all the cost adding factors you listed, so why is there such a big exception for the Albatros? I'm not whining about prices in general, just this one in particular because it stands out from all the good deals we get. Please pass the special princess tissues.
I know how good we've got it atm - I started off buying RC stuff living in the US being paid in AUD when the AUD = 0.47c US and Aus standard of living was relatively a lot worse than now. At least I wasn't paying much freight.