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Old 03-24-2004, 08:53 PM   #21
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So then what is a fair markup? Would it include rent, wages for staff, property taxes, that sort of thing? Naaa, the guy is just there as a public service, right? Fact is, markup has to do with survival, not gouging; ask ANY retailer, regardless of product!

Also, where would you get the idea that the LHS could get a better "deal" than what you got? Has your retailer got the time to surf the web, looking for the best deal on each individual product? No, he just lazes around his office, making out the TON of forms for GST, PST, import forms, wage reports, business tax reports, all of the crap that you don't have to go through to order in from the US, and I suppose that while he is writing those forms and checks, he just writes some biggies for himself.

I know that some LHSs spend a lot of time building clientele, others depend on walk-in trade. Your job is to find a shop that works for YOU, just like the rest of us. If you don't like that shop, find the one you like; otherwise when you go looking for clevises or tires or whatever, there won't be anyone to help and you will end up dealing for 50c items over the net. What a plan...
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