Chief Wiggum wrote:What is it about most of us that we feel embarrassed or "cheap" asking for a better price from retailers? I think more and more these days retailers expect the question to be asked.
Yes and Shimano think that nobody can use the internet in AustraliaBenn0 wrote:I've just returned from working in the cycling industry in Europe, the big disadvantage (for retail and consumers) that I can see we have in Aus is that we generally only have one importer per brand. For example, the prices Shimano charge to the Australian retailers are hardly competitive in comparison to buying online and in most cases trade prices are much more expensive than those of the well known online retailers. In Europe there are any number of wholesalers able to supply shimano and they all compete resulting in better pricing all round.
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