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RobDon
07-30-2005, 03:34 PM
Makes for sad reading for us Brits, but I did some comparing of UK prices Vs USA prices, no wonder we import stuff from Autopia (never mind that we can`t get many things either!)



Meguiars NXT shampoo - Â12.99 - USA - $7.95 (Â4.52)

Meguiars NXT tech wax - Â14.99 - USA - $14.95 (Â8.50)

Meguiars NXT glass cleaner - Â7.99 - USA - $5.95 (Â3.38)

Meguiars Supreme Shine MF 3-pack - Â14.99 - USA - $9.95 (Â5.66)

Klasse AIO - Â19.99 - USA - $20.00 (Â11.37)

Wolfgang Deep Gloss sealant - Â14.95 - USA - $19.95 (Â11.34)

Mothers FX SynWax - Â16.99 - USA - $12.95 (Â7.36)



And the list goes on and on ... !



If you convert some of our prices into $ - can you imagine the USA paying $22.83 for NXT shampoo, $29.86 for FX SynWax or $35.14 for Klasse AIO!!! Most of our prices are roughly DOUBLE what our overseas cousins pay - ripoff Britain is alive and well!!! :bawling:

Richt
07-31-2005, 01:12 AM
Worked out a few along time ago when I first found this place, dont it WILL upset you. We really do get bent over in a big way!



Megiuars UK told me went I had a rant at them it was all down to the costs involved to import them.

RobDon
07-31-2005, 01:21 AM
Yeah, so you`re just as well to import the stuff yourself, even with the shipping charges it still works out cheaper!

DJ Trackie
07-31-2005, 04:22 PM
yeah, but how much do YOU pay for a Land Rover or a Mercedes... and how much do WE pay?



USA makes better waxes, Europeans maker better cars!

ddolat
07-31-2005, 04:29 PM
yeah, but how much do YOU pay for a Land Rover or a Mercedes... and how much do WE pay?



USA makes better waxes, Europeans maker better cars!





I think that if you look at the Land Rover UK website you will see that their vehicles are more expensive in the UK than they are in the US, and I assume the same is true for Mercedes.

RobDon
08-01-2005, 01:28 AM
Cars in the UK are VASTLY more expensive here, so is petrol - we pay Â20,000 for a new Golf GTi - that`s $35,331, other cars like the Dodge SRT-4 are $20,000 which is only around Â11,332 - no way on earth would we get them for that, but we don`t even get them over here.



Petrol - we pay 93p a litre for Optimax, Â4.22 a gallon which is $7.45 in your money, how much do you pay a gallon? Fancy paying $88 to fill up your VW?

ddolat
08-01-2005, 06:53 AM
Petrol - we pay 93p a litre for Optimax, Â4.22 a gallon which is $7.45 in your money, how much do you pay a gallon? Fancy paying $88 to fill up your VW?



I guess paying $2.20 a gallon doesn`t sound so bad compared to your prices.

RobDon
08-01-2005, 06:56 AM
Exactly - we pay over 3-times as much as you guys!!!

J.J.
08-01-2005, 08:57 AM
I`m pretty much an idiot when it comes to over seas marketing, so can someone tell me what the "average joe" makes an hour over the pond there. In the USA, the average person makes about $5.XX something and hour. It seems to me the price difference has to work out somewhere. I mean, paying $7.50 for a gallon of gas would require the average person in the US a full days labor to fill-up their gas tank. That seems ridiculous to me, but I definitely could be wrong!! SO, do you all make more an hour on average than we do?



JJ

imported_pugoman
08-01-2005, 11:52 AM
In the USA, the average person makes about $5.XX something and hour.



SO, do you all make more an hour on average than we do?



JJ

If the average person in the USA makes $5.xx per hour, that`s about Â3.50... which is below the legal minimum wage over here. So I guess you`re right - we do make more per hour on average. I`m not really sure what the offical average wage is over here... I`ll do some searching around and find out.

Lowejackson
08-01-2005, 12:00 PM
I think the national average salary for a full time employee is around Â17,000 per annum

AndyC_1
08-01-2005, 12:40 PM
All I`ll say is that I`m slightly above the UK average for the insurance industry which is Â32 and a bit thousand per annum.



I think we have higher taxation but remember we do have a funded health service (please restrain your laughter....) whereas the USA doesn`t. Mind you, that`s the only major difference I know of so it kinda makes the huge prices we pay for goods seem a touch steep.



Makes the reasonably strong pound an even more compelling reason to buy products from USA sites such as here I guess?

imported_Axe
08-01-2005, 01:39 PM
I think the `average` figures quoted above are government average wages, I would hazard a guess that in reality the average wage is around Â5-6 per hour {$12.00 or so}. Which is a lot more than Â3.60 equivalent in the US. With those US figures in mind (I am a little shocked actually), then the prices probably work out similarly, like for like, country for country?

J.J.
08-01-2005, 01:55 PM
I think the `average` figures quoted above are government average wages, I would hazard a guess that in reality the average wage is around Â5-6 per hour {$12.00 or so}. Which is a lot more than Â3.60 equivalent in the US. With those US figures in mind (I am a little shocked actually), then the prices probably work out similarly, like for like, country for country?



That is what I expected too, although I think it is rediculous that or government believes the average person can live and function on 5.XX/ hr. I would definitely support and increase in the minimum wage here in the US. I just feel it`s way too low. I;m sure some economics expert will chime in any minute and rip my head off for saying that though! :lol





JJ

the other pc
08-01-2005, 02:21 PM
... In the USA, the average person makes about $5.XX something and hour. ...$5.15/hr is the Federal minimum wage for a US worker. Each state sets its own minimum wage (http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm), higher if it chooses. In California it`s $6.75/hr. That`s the lowest wage, average is considerably higher (http://www.bls.gov/ro9/aapca.htm).





PC.