rkelsen wrote:jcjordan wrote:Makes me wonder we're they are getting their stock from.
As of 2 months ago shimano Australia whole sale prime on a DA chain was $58
If I owned a business which depended upon dealing with Shimano Australia, I'd call around and gather support from other shop owners in a similar situation.
Then, once I have the support of as many fellow shop owners as I can find, I'd organise a meeting with Shimano Australia to try and hammer out a better deal. You have a [virtual] bottomless pit of evidence when it comes to significantly lower prices for the same product.
You have to be prepared to threaten to walk out en-masse. If the current situation is allowed to continue, everyone will lose. Shop owners, customers and Shimano. Everyone.
You can change things. Don't just sit around crying about it.
Indeed this is what happened in the US where the LBSs complained that their market share for Shimano products had collapsed due to cheaper overseas prices and Shimano US agreed to lower wholesale prices. The same needs to happen in Australia. Getting rid of the $1000 exemption for GST won't save the LBS.