COMM: Digital Cameras at Cost

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Steve, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    We are clearing out our current range of Digital Cameras including Sony,
    Canon and Kodak. We have very limited stock left at these prices so be
    quick - PLUS we will give you 10% off all Memory cards purcahsed with
    your new camera.
     
    Steve, Jan 14, 2004
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  2. Steve

    mSake Guest

    Its funny how your 'at Cost' prices are dearer than some retailers who
    have margins already added!
     
    mSake, Jan 17, 2004
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  3. Hence the reason we are off loading the stock at OUR cost - the fact
    that other resellers are buying the stock at better prices than we are
    makes it pointless for us to try to sell the goods with ANY margin at
    all.

    So remove the cynical tone in your comments, and try to understand the
    situation rather than try to make out we are not selling at OUR cost.
     
    Wicked Digital, Jan 19, 2004
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  4. Steve

    MD Guest

    sounds like time to find a new line of business
    or negotiate with suppliers


    prices just don;t look that wicked - esp when hyped up to be a bargain
     
    MD, Jan 19, 2004
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  5. Steve

    mSake Guest

    You never mentioned at your 'our cost' at all, hence the cynicalism.
    Consumers presume that 'at cost' means they wont find it cheaper
    anywhere else, hence the cynicalism.
     
    mSake, Jan 19, 2004
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  6. Steve

    Narelle Guest

    The business is in Neutral Bay; people who shop there will pay those prices
    without much problem (or reseach).
    Also, not all their prices are over-inflated. I had a quick look at the A70
    and it is cheaper than DCC listed price.
    N
     
    Narelle, Jan 19, 2004
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  7. Steve

    MD Guest

    Sounds great then. Normally walk-in customers are a lot more tolerent than
    us mob, and most often less aware of various pricing. Value is based on the
    individual perception, and if a deal looks good to them, no matter where
    else they can get it (but unaware), it is still a good deal.

    All the best with the business, just sounded like a desperate plea in the
    last tone.

    ps - normally not so keen on news groups as commercial advertising
    space.... - not so bad from the individual, but if every camera store in Aus
    started with COMM: messages, signal to noise would be a shocker.
    (thoughts from others)
     
    MD, Jan 20, 2004
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  8. Steve

    vip Guest

    At cost usually means that the store is selling it at the cost price
    they bought it at, well that's what I've always thought.

    And the way the store has replied suggests there customer support is
    very poorly run. Never ever have a argument with a consumer an dnever
    do it in a public news group forum.
     
    vip, Feb 6, 2004
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  9. Steve

    Me Guest

    Damn, I was looking at that site, but that type of talk to customers ensures
    you get no business from me. Maybe you should have taken the 'How To Deal
    With Customers Course' before opening your store.
     
    Me, Feb 6, 2004
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  10. From your reply, it sounds like the guy is dammed if he does and dammed
    if he doesn't. Just because he didn't kiss your butt. What he didn't
    realise is that most "customers" (as you call them) are terminally
    stupid. Particularly the ones who don't have any clue about business.


    You don't have arguments with customers on usenet. A customer is someone
    who is already in your customer database and talks to you personally.
    The rest are just fscking cheap skates. For those, there is Aldi
    supermarkets.
     
    Terry Collins, Feb 6, 2004
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  11. Oddly enough. Research shows that argumentive customers almost never buy
    from small retailers. Maybe the "let the dogs out ma" attitude when some
    stroppy customer gets going on group behaviour is the reason or it might be
    that they (stroppy customers) get their rocks off by being aggressive and
    not actually being buyers.

    Whatever the reason, when you advertise sand in Arabia, you are going to get
    a lot of Arabs asking dumb questions. After all, they already have the sand!
    So...

    How quaint it is to try and sell computers to Internet users? How quaint
    too, is it to try and sell cameras to photographers? Quainter than either is
    trying to sell digital cameras to computer literate newsgroup lurkers...
    Maybe not quaint but stretching the limits of possibilities. About all that
    will happen is a thread of wanna be's arguing the merits of pixels and price
    when they really haven't a clue in the first place.

    Before you get to drive a car on a public roadway, you have to prove to
    someone you actually can and pass an examination to get a license. Pity of
    business in Australia is that you don't have to do any of that. Just set up
    a shop and advertise your wares. The problem with that is the people who do
    are the ones responsible for the shocking statistics about business
    start-ups going broke.

    My contribution to this thread?
    Advertiser: Get some market knowledge before you try again. You only need to
    sell at 'cost' because you don't know how to make a profit. Learn and you
    too can buy a BMW.

    To the Troll hiding behind the name of 'me': Piss off.

    DD
     
    Duncan Donald, Feb 6, 2004
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  12. Steve

    fred Guest

    LOL Why should we give a shit about what it cost you??? You're still a
    ripoff no matter how you look at it.
     
    fred, Feb 7, 2004
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  13. Steve

    roughplanet Guest

    Well said. The ratio of genuine buyers to tyre kickers on the net is about
    1:1000. And speaking about &%$*#! Aldi, did you know that

    (a) They won't employ anyone who is studying at tertiary level.
    (b) They demand their staff to be available 24/7, for which they guarantee a
    miserable minimum of only 15 hours per week.
    (c) Their 'shifts' are almost always 1/2 an hour short of having to offer
    paid
    meal breaks.

    In short they are just as mean spirited as the fast food joints who employ
    only juniors & unload them a couple of months before they would have to pay
    them adult wages. Far better to support your local stores, who know you by
    name & treat you with the respect you (hopefully) treat others with.
    The few dollars more you have to pay is only pin money anyway. What price
    the convenience of having them there when you need them, and ensuring that
    Australia remains the great place to live that it always has been.

    ruff
     
    roughplanet, Feb 7, 2004
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  14. Steve

    VH-CBR Guest

    nothing like wankers that have to come in to tell us all whether something
    is a good buy or not. To stupid to realise that we can tell without their
    stupid assistance ..
     
    VH-CBR, Feb 7, 2004
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  15. Steve

    VH-CBR Guest

    I've found there prices, alhough cheap, are no cheaper than elsewhere.
    Buying crap brands from Aldi is no different from buying home brand from
    woolies. There is no saving difference between buying from the two stores
    UNLESS you don't compare prices as you shop.

    There is an Aldi near work, I went in there .. it was grubby and awful and
    didn't encourage a return visit. Makes me wonder though, why people are
    happy to buy unknown brands from Aldi but not homebrand from Woolies (or
    it's Coles equivalent). Maybe the packaging is more appealing ... (you
    know, bright colours are attractive to kids and all that).

    *shrug*
     
    VH-CBR, Feb 7, 2004
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Nope, mindlessly superficial crap. Yours in spades.
    Drivel. Almost everyone on the net buys stuff, fool.
    Their choice. Whatever it takes to deliver aggressive pricing.
    Their choice. Whatever it takes to deliver aggressive pricing.
    Their choice. Whatever it takes to deliver aggressive pricing.
    That approach does however train plenty of kids MUCH
    more effectively than union wankers as 'teachers' ever do.

    You get to like that or lump that too.
    Most clearly disagree.
    Soorree, not interested in paying more for that.
    Mindless pig ignorant drivel.
    I prefer the big operations open all the time thanks.
    You pissing against the wind like that aint gunna change a thing, child.

    You're so stupid that you get stuck with shit jobs like that ? Your problem.
     
    Rod Speed, Feb 7, 2004
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    fred Guest

    **** off you motherless piece of shit.


     
    fred, Feb 7, 2004
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  18. Steve

    VH-CBR Guest

    my .. what a little potty mouth ....

    hit a nerve did I?
     
    VH-CBR, Feb 7, 2004
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  19. Steve

    fred Guest

    Nah I'm just sick of dickheads like you.


     
    fred, Feb 7, 2004
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  20. Steve

    roughplanet Guest

    Clearly your're one of the 'fsking cheap skates' TC was referring to. No
    further comment necessary. Into the killfile with you too Speed. You can
    spend your time swearing at PA. No doubt he'll accommodate your vulgar
    language. I certainly won't.
    PLONK!!

    ruff
     
    roughplanet, Feb 7, 2004
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