Imagine if we'd have had to pay first world residents to produce them in the first place. Remember your parents and grandparents hobbies? My dad's dad listened to sports on the radio because it was free and my mom's dad cut and split wood to sell.Ive just looked at the exminster site to price s forstner bit and got a shock! Same Chinese carp but very new prices.
It seems that a wind of change has hiked them out of my reach.
If you take out competion, ie other suppliers then you have free reign over what profit margin you decide to take and is why competion is important, not only for cost but product development and a process of continual improvement.I’m struggling to follow the logic of it being unfair. Unwelcome maybe but presumably they are doing what most businesses do - covering their costs and a Margin for profit. There are other suppliers we can all choose to buy from.
When I was contracting at HBOS I had to spend about 4 days trying to find out who posted a £10 charge into our accounting ledger and why they'd done it. The tolerance for error was zero, so even it had been 1p I'd have had to go through the process. At my day rate it would have been cheaper to write the money off after about 15 minutesI remember spending the better part of a Monday morning ringing around for prices because our boss wouldn't allow us to use our intelligence and experience to just go out and pick stuff up. The system reverted to the status quo ante when I told him I'd spent the morning saving him three pence.
But up until the last couple of years that increase in price has in no way been linked to a increasing deterioration of componant/or build quality as it does nowThe bottom line is Axminster have always had large price rises despite Brexit, exchange rates, China or any other pet subject folks want to blame it on. Its been a running theme as long as I’ve been on the forum, a quick search brings up many results on the matter here’s one from 2012 Axminster price increases? long before the pandemic or Brexit.
I’m afraid I’d disagree there Droogs, the last Axminster own brand machine I bought was 10 years ago & I stopped at that point because of the drop in quality this coincided with them launching their perform range which from my point of view was when the rot set in.But up until the last couple of years that increase in price has in no way been linked to a increasing deterioration of componant/or build quality as it does now
I'd have to agree - late 2018 I bought a 2nd hand Axi 200mm tabletop saw being advertised here, that was only a couple of years old and had seen almost no use "because I couldn't get on with it", I looked it over at the sellers place, but didn't give it a white glove inspection - It's an axminster right so should be just fine.. how wrong was I? I paid top price too for the same "it's an axminster" reason.Price may be going up but component quality is definitely going down. It looks the same as it always did but the bits inside are nowhere near as good as they used to be. They are fast approaching a similar position with regards quality and reliability of the kit they sells as I hold Rutlands to be at. Yes Axi have always had good to very good customer service but I don't buy things to have a relationship with a company's customer service department but to avoid it completely
I had similar a couple of days ago but the price went down. I put something in my Amazon basket (was about £40), I went to flick on the kettle for a coffee before I checked it out and when I got back I had "Important information about the item in your basket", when I checked it had come down in price by 2p!I had to build a new computer a few months back.
I had three parts in an amazon cart, but purchased them elsewhere.
I try pretty hard not to use Amazon, so it was only yesterday that I logged on again.
"Important information about items in your basket"
(I might be mis quoting)
Anyway, the three lines, a case, some memory, and some other part, had ALL risen in price.
Not by a small amount either. 10% or so.