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Some established companies who are *needed* agencies get away with only giving 30 to 40%.
But surely, when you "expand" in the future, with premises, staff, and other normal business expenses, your profit (slurp) will have to increase to cover it all ?Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote: ↑Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:34 pmThat is the next step in the slurp that needs sorting as we go along, but it is the traditional shop and the way they operate and rip you off that is the first target. You will find they are already going on-line to try and save themselves - but reality dictates their time has come to die.
Compared with RPM times in the 50's and early 60's you are paying over 10 time as much for equivalent product now as you were then. That is the slurp, I would be happy to go back to the levels of profit of RPM days, that is not slurp, excessive rip-off pricing is the slurp not NORMAL business.
Some of the Si and good components not cheap China Crap and have gone up in price, but the worst cost to me is chassis. the old UK chassis maker are gone, and then you have to buy abroad in my case Italy, and in small runs the cost are very high. Even cardboard boxes I have to buy 1000s of if I want a fair price and then pay for storage, it is not a good place to make and design good Hi-Fi in this UK. We the British have killed our on market place by letting money men run it just to make big profits.
Take a point in hand:-
A cable company buys and has made in the UK a good range of cables, but the so called Money Guru has read a American book that state "why work hard" when you can make less product and sell 500% over the cost, just bling it up.
So now we have cable costing less than £5/M to build and it is nothing special or chemically complex, but the Dreaded Profit Guru kicks in lets sell it on at £1500/M and just add mystic crap and tell nobody how it is made and a shiny covers what a Statement of affairs we live in.
But we fools are to blame we buy crap deals like this every day and make men like Trump very rich.
OK the Hi-Fi dealer has high relative cost to sales ratio, let face it he is not Tesco, and Million of customer do not pass through every day so he does have to make a profit, So how do you get a balance a fair price and a good service with good kit?
One way is to take production on and sales and service just like Richie Sounds, Cambridge Audio, etc OK yes it is nearly all made in China, but from my experience with there design team, great care is taken to get good parts.