were are all being taken for mugs
Posted 04 May 2002 - 02:32 PM
TROUT PELLETS £4 kilo buy at farm for £12.50/56kilo DONT GET RIPPED OFF we need to know rip off we really do
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Posted 04 May 2002 - 05:14 PM
If a product is highly priced, and does not stand up to long-term scrutiny, someone will only buy it once and word will soon get around – not good for brand loyalty. You may get newcomers into the sport falling for the hype on occasion, but again they will soon find their feet and stay away from these brands in the future.
In many cases I would say that you get what you pay for, but I agree that in some instances, it’s hard to justify the prices charged for some products on a ‘like for like’ basis.
I wonder if some of the problem might be development and set up costs, for example, suppose a company invests a shed load of cash on an ‘all new’ product. The retail price has to justify the amount spent on development costs in order that they can recoup their investment. Then suppose another company copies their product (which happens a lot) and does not have to bear the development costs so sells at a cheaper rrp – does this mean that the original company is ripping people off? – What’s more a copied product is not necessarily as good as an original!
With regard to bait, I guess you would buy a product that gives you confidence irrespective of price, and if it banks plenty of fish for you, then surly it’s a worthwhile investment. However, I reckon there is no substitute for shopping around!
In my area there are quite a few big angling stores, and the difference they charge for the same products is unbelievable, down to the overheads and profit margins I guess, but this is surly the retailer ‘ripping off’ than the manufacturer.
All I can say is that value for money products are plentiful if you look in the right places.
[ 04 May 2002, 12:18 PM: Message edited by: Julian ]
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Posted 05 May 2002 - 03:28 PM
my biggest problem is kids coming into the sport feel they need the best kit and fork out loads only to be grossly disappointed its really angers me that the naviety and charm is being taken out by these people who are definately PUTTING INTO KIDS HEADS THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE ALL THE BEST STUFF which is a looads of tosh.
how many day ticket waters do you see that have kids bivvied up with big pit reels and transistor alarms but are fishing with **** bait because they only read the papers and are confused to hell we are all beind manipulated by the men at the top and it will kill fishing eventually mark my words hope all it wi :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: ll mate
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