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Old 18-02-2015, 10:45 AM   #21
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I've heard of this, sending a vehicle to Poland etc to have it repaired/restored on the cheap. Parts might cost the same but labour rates can be lower and as a large % of the total bill is labour there could be savings. However, quality could be compromised to some extent?

Why do some people have a problem with profit in the UK?
It's like it's a dirty word.
Without profit nothing in commerce/industry would exist, why would it?

A recent example of profit is the Brighton bug, bought on the cheap and flipped for £££s. Is that a shyster taking advantage or an opportunist spotting a bargain and turning it to their advantage?
A wise man once said on here 'You walk to your own beat' and that's true. If you're happy profiteering then good for you, but don't expect everybody to have the same moral compass
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Old 18-02-2015, 10:53 AM   #22
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A wise man once said on here 'You walk to your own beat' and that's true. If you're happy profiteering then good for you, but don't expect everybody to have the same moral compass
There's earned profit and exploitation, a big difference IMO.

How do you think the world works then? The last cup of tea you bought would have cost around 1-2p for the tea bag, but you'd have paid around £1 for it. Is that blatant exploitation or providing a beverage at a reasonable price in a place you're at with somewhere warm and dry to sit and staff to serve you with crockery, tea spoons, sugar and milk? You tell me what's right?

I supply auto components, I also provide some level of tech advice, ensuring my customer gets the correct part for their requirement. I provide post purchase back up as well. I provide a serviced/tech product sale and make a few £s for my trouble/time/effort/knowledge, is that somehow wrong in your world. Should I supply at cost?

FYI I walk a path I'm comfortable with thank you
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Old 18-02-2015, 10:59 AM   #23
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I think as long as the work is up to standard and the vehicle is safe it's fine. If someone is prepared to pay a price they think it is worth, then fine. Is this pretty much not what a load of established places are doing? Shipping in buses they buy cheap from abroad, tidying them up a little then making a decent mark up?
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