Why Does Aquarium stuff cost so much in SA???

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  1. brentv

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    Guys, Sponsors... fellow country men....

    Why are our costs on Aquarium equipment so expensive in SA, compared to the States, OZ, and pretty much everywhere...
     
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  3. shaunn

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    here we go again
     
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    Cus there is a big bad ocean between us and the US which costs money to cross and then our lovely guvament also wants a piece of the action with import taxes. Its no mystery...
     
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    Not this debate again
    There are so many factors to consider
    Biggest one for me would be the fact that in the States you could sell 1 million of skimmer X where as here you can only sell 1 thousand of that same skimmer, so cost is cheaper in States as it is on a mass scale.
     
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    volumes, transport (we are pretty much far from everywhere), taxes and import duties etc....
     
  7. NickW

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    Not 100% sure, but as far as i know our import duty and tax is exceptionally high in South Africa, so you could import something for R100 and after the import duty you could be paying well over R200.

    Its the goverments way of trying to encourage local manufacturers to continue manufacturing instead of importing, and thus creating more jobs in SA.
     
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    Common Logic:

    Exchange Rate
    Shipping Costs
    Import Duties
    Transport from port to wharehouse
    Limited Market

    End of debate ;)
     
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    so looks like we are all on the same page...

    thread can be closed :p
     
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    Had this debate before.
    Youll find all the answers you need in FransSny's post.
    Think debate can be closed.
     
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    wham bham thank you mam ;)
     
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