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Are equipment prices higher in the UK?

Bravo

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I was browsing and found myself on a site for a retailer in Edinburgh Scotland.

I checked a few items and the prices seemed to be pretty high to me. I used a 2x exchange rate.

ProV1's which sell in the US for $44 USD - sold for $62USD in Scotland.

My Ogio Grom II bag which I paid $145 USD for here - sold for $200 USD over there....

Are the prices that much higher there and if so - why?
 

The master

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Prices are higher here for alomst any product.

Though people say why don't we just order over the net well I have foolishly made the mistake before buying of pgatour.com, I went to buy a grip kit severa; months ago at $36 I think including grips methalated spirits and tape, then to my surprise deleivery was $19 which I realsied after ording so I thoguht it will still work out roughly the smae price no damage done so 14 days ;ater it arrives at the door little to my surprise having to pay $18 in duty fees, so that's why it is not cheaper of the net.

I don't actually know why prices are dearer but we don't add on vat maybe tproducts aren't as much higher than you think.
 

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A friend of mine took 3 friend out for coffee and muffins in London when he was there. He said it cost the better part of 40USD. Sure, it was probably a designer coffee house, but cripes, 40 bucks?

Thanks, but no thanks.

I'd rather take that money and shoot two 75's.

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Yes London is proabaly the mopst expensive place in the UK by a long way, living costs are of the richter a standard 2 bed flat would be about £250,000, that's why jobs pay very high there and I guess that things in general are just more expensive there.
 
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Well I can see how coffee at a trendy place in one of the world's largest cities might be expensive. Its the "sophistication charge"...

Every time I go to NYC I am reminded of this (although if you know where to go there you can get some superb food for decent prices).

I just cannot understand how the equipment manufacturers can get away with charging a large premium in a very large market like the UK. Large demand for equipment year round and you upcharge like this??

Shipping costs?!?!?!

I mean if you put 25,000 drivers in a container and ship it from California to the UK - it ain't gonna add 40% to the cost of the product....

I think they are raping their UK customers - or colluding on prices.
 

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:p I mean that any products that I have bought form states have higheposting costage like ebay costs $30 to deleiver a club form usa, just getting a little OT.

I don't really care about the prices I usually get discount and know how much everything is at shop cost price as working in the pro shop.
 

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Bravo said:
I think they are raping their UK customers - or colluding on prices.


I saw a program about a month ago stating that the UK is the world's leader for purchasing sex toys.

Basically, it worked out to 2 of every 3 people would have a sex toy. 66%, that seems crazy. Now, i know that many people would have multiples, making that number slanted.

For comparison, the US was 1 in 28.

But they cost 40% less. You know, shipping costs to the UK and all.

Hey Master, I'll sell you a dildo for 25 quid. That's a savings of almost 10 pound! ;)

R35
 

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Everything is more expensive here. For example to fill my car up with petrol, or gas as you call it costs me £35, which is around $60 I think. What does it cost you guys to fill your tank? $20 I would think. And your cars have far bigger engines.

Levi jeans are £50+ here so err around $100, I bought 2 pairs for $40 while I was in Florida 6 weeks ago.
 
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You are right.

Filling up my tank (16 US gallons) is $30 USD or 15 British Pounds. And the jeans would cost around $20-$25.

I don't understand this. Is there some sort of tariff imposed on foreign goods that drives up the prices?
 

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690.CB said:
Everything is more expensive here. For example to fill my car up with petrol, or gas as you call it costs me £35, which is around $60 I think. What does it cost you guys to fill your tank? $20 I would think. And your cars have far bigger engines.

Levi jeans are £50+ here so err around $100, I bought 2 pairs for $40 while I was in Florida 6 weeks ago.

I've always heard that your taxes are also higher, is that true as well.

Our gas is running around $1.75 a gallon right now so around $30 is average.
 

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