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  • #16
    interesting thread... The last comment about big volume dealers getting a lower price is only true to a very small extent. IMO, dealers who charge over the retail price listed on the order forms are akin to financial rapists... Companies like Sportaid have a retail brick & morter location, and employees to pay, & insurance and all the other overhead. And still they are able to discount products - sometimes significantly... Think about who you do business with and how much money they are making off of you, and you will then figure out why you are greeted with a big smile and why they are so happy to see you.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by grego View Post
      interesting thread... The last comment about big volume dealers getting a lower price is only true to a very small extent. IMO, dealers who charge over the retail price listed on the order forms are akin to financial rapists... Companies like Sportaid have a retail brick & morter location, and employees to pay, & insurance and all the other overhead. And still they are able to discount products - sometimes significantly... Think about who you do business with and how much money they are making off of you, and you will then figure out why you are greeted with a big smile and why they are so happy to see you.
      NO it is not a very small extent, they are able to discount products because they have as I said a deal with manufactures to buy a GUARANTEED number of chairs per year and thus get a volume discount. It is not a small extent it is the main reason.

      Lets use 20 chairs as an imaginary number. Lets say Sportaid tells Tilite that it will buy 20 chairs in 2010 and on December 31, 2010 they have only ordered 16 chairs, guess what Sportaid will be billed for 4 more chairs in 2010 at a previously agreed upon price to make up the contracted 20 chairs.

      While I get what you are saying about the retailers in most cases these retailers are small volume dealers and thus do not get the same discount. Volume discounts are not some thing that is limited to Sportaid and Spinlife they are a huge part of retail. Why do you think that grocery stores sell for cheaper than corner stores or Chain stores are always cheaper than the local stores, it's because of volume.

      What you should question is when the Chain store that comes into your town and it is cheaper for the first 6 months and then it is just competitive or a small percentage cheaper. They are the ones that are buying the largest volume from manufactures for the best price and are squeezing the most out of the consumer. They won't be greeting you will the big smile as you walk in the door with the flashing "SUCKER" on your forehead as they know you are here because of price and not service. These are the ones making 40% margin while the little guy that is happy to see you is making 20% margin.

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      • #18
        Find your LOWEST PRICE then check with SPORTAID we will beat it.
        Jimmy Green
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