#1
Everything here in Australia (instruments). Now I know about the cost of shipping and all that stuff, but is it really neccesary to charge musicians obsurd amounts of money for an instrument?????

I mean seriously, why does a $500 amp suddenly become a $1100AUD amp???!?!?! Even converting the USD to AUD is pretty much 1:1 now... So why the random price spike. If i could convert this properly, a Valveking 212 (u guessed it) would have customs (10% of price) + shipping

=$550 for amp + $150 shipping at least

So at $700 why the hell is it $400 more?!?!

Can someone pls explain?

P.S: does this also affect you in your country?
#2
It's like the UK, it's because people like to rip you off in certain countries. VAT doesnt help as well.
#3
Where's your source? Got a link? Because that seems pretty friggin' nuts. You should just buy from an American site that is willing to ship to Australia for some extra dough, but it shouldn't cost near to that much more!
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#4
i know how you feel man
i too live in australia.. im trying to find a nice guitar and all these americans are like "this schecter is reeeeally good and a steal at 400".. then i look at aussie stores and its like $1200.. ****ing bull**** i duno how they can get away with it.
#7
Economies of scale. Australia is a very small market, demand is much lower therefore the transportation and distribution costs per unit are much higher. There's also not enough demand to warrant having a direct supply line so they likely come from a distributor rather than direct from the factory.

Schecter might shift 50,000 guitars a year in the US, they'd be lucky to sell 1,000 in Australia.
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Economies of scale. Australia is a very small market, demand is much lower therefore the transportation and distribution costs per unit are much higher. There's also not enough demand to warrant having a direct supply line so they likely come from a distributor rather than direct from the factory.

Schecter might shift 50,000 guitars a year in the US, they'd be lucky to sell 1,000 in Australia.

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#9
Couldn't you just technically just buy from wholesale at www.amazon.com and just pay the Australian shipping rate? I know damn well it wont be as overpriced as what I just looked at in disgust, lol.
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It's like the UK, it's because people like to rip you off in certain countries. VAT doesnt help as well.



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Economies of scale. Australia is a very small market, demand is much lower therefore the transportation and distribution costs per unit are much higher. There's also not enough demand to warrant having a direct supply line so they likely come from a distributor rather than direct from the factory.

Schecter might shift 50,000 guitars a year in the US, they'd be lucky to sell 1,000 in Australia.


it's pretty much a combination of these two things.
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