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Old 02-19-2002, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default IMPORTANT: Why should you pay more for products?

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...5&pagenumber=1

if you buy products from this board i would strongly suggest you read this and put your .02 cents into it.
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Old 02-19-2002, 03:59 PM   #2
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no one cares that Imprezer is telling everyone to jack up their prices so they can sell here?

you like paying more for your products when they could be much cheaper?

odd group we got here
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Old 02-19-2002, 05:42 PM   #3
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That thread cracks me up! Welcome to reality kiddies.

"But in a perfect world all Subaru parts would be free. Those theiving business owners--who are they to profit from my McDonalds paycheck! Fascists, communists, Republicans!"

No wonder so many reputable vendors choose to stay out of the trenches...
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Old 02-19-2002, 05:46 PM   #4
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i club has always been the (and my) main source for scoobie news and parts. But I am seeing now what is going on. Now that the US has a huge product and market in the wrx, i feel it wont be hard to find products for it cheaper than we had on the 2.5 rs. it will also be easier to find the parts too. i feel to that there will be more competition threw competitors on price and here is the example. if you read this thread you will understand something i see. this guy is able to sell his products for less than others.

why? i could see to get his name out to be a low cost good seller or, he is willing to sell it at a lower cost in hopes to sell more of the product and that is how he will make his money. i personally think that imprezer is a nut if he wants to ban this guy because of his low prices. if he is a competant vendor, not a scammer like jc sports, and can offer the product for less, people will buy from him,COMPETITION WINS HERE and imprezer is jealous.

If the guy does not provide the product, lies to people, i understand imprezers concern and there is no room for anymore scammers at i club.

just my .02

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Old 02-20-2002, 07:28 AM   #5
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i'm suprise that not more of you care about this
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Old 02-20-2002, 09:14 AM   #6
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me too tom i feel it is a issue peoples should be concerned with
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Old 02-20-2002, 11:27 AM   #7
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I'm not quite sure what retail industry standards are but I do know that the manufacturers will many times set a resale price for a product and not sell to any vendors or resellers that won't honor that price. Manufacturers don't want to alienate their resellers and therefore have taken a stance to protect their resellers interest which in turn protects their interest. One example off the top of my head, G-tech pro. It sells for 139.95 everywhere. There may be a few rogue places but they are hard to find. That isn't the vendors getting together and setting prices, that is the manufacturer setting the price.

I think imprezer's point is that every other vendor, including himself, has agreed to the manufacturer's demands via some sort of agreement. So even if ABC Performance wanted to sell the greddy evo exhaust for 550, they may lose their supply from the manufacturer by doing so. This german-autowerks probably isn't getting his product from the manufacturer so he hasn' t had to sign such an agreement.

This presents a predicament for imprezer, vendors, and the i-club members. If this guy is allowed to sell his parts cheaper on i-club and ABC Performance is still required to sell at the manufacturer's price or lose their part availability from a particular manufacturer, then everyone will buy from the lower price while the other vendors get shafted. If all vendors except one gets shafted, then we as i-clubbers are worse off.

Hopefully this clarifies the fact that this isn't a black and white issue. Business, ESPECIALLY the retail business has many rules and agreements that we as consumers never see and as a result are more naive when something like this happens.

For example, Wal-mart, the King of Cost Cutting and Retail, has manufacturers offering goods at certain prices all the time. Sometimes wal-mart could go to a company making say, pots. They would say to management, "We'll buy your pots from you, if you let us come in and make your whole manufacturing process cheaper, but then you can only sell to Wal-Mart."
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