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Yes you are right Mhh, but that is more of a by-product of LCT and the private importing companies mark up, does the cheaper price of a 458 overseas make the car any less exclusive? No way, the dealers here arn't going for exclusive, they are just forced to make $50k or more per car and the government likes to put an extra 33% tax on top of the 15% they already charge for imports and GST. That is 48% Tax on top of the exempt $57k threshold, and we haven't even put on the dealers profit yet.

Quickly doing the sums i'd be surprised if Atico is making less than $150k/car over their whole range.
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et.

Quickly doing the sums i'd be surprised if Atico is making less than $150k/car over their whole range.

You probably got that the wrong way around ... I got offered a California a month ago at Dealer price.



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also with European currency we have only gained 10cents Euro and 10 pence GBP over the last year and a half, yet we have gained 30cents over the USD in the same amount of time, really we look good because the combination of a weakening USD and a slight strengthening of our $$$, mostly the weakening USD though.

The rest of the world doesn't see us as a leader of any sort or would look at us because the USD is the one that made this possible, if the USD didn't fall we would still be worth only 80cents to the 1USD, quite far from where we are right this minute. Why would Europe look to us for Currency support when the BGP is worth 1.6USD and the Euro is 1.41 USD, they are still light years ahead of us in that respect.
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You probably got that the wrong way around ... I got offered a California a month ago at Dealer price.

What how? And how do you know what dealer price is? Dealer price is the same all around the world, the world pays for Ferrari's in Euros, everyone is in the same boat, only variables are LCT, GST, Import duties, the dealers markup and on road costs that varies. And why didn't you take the offer except for the obvious reason that the California being the most undesireable new Fez apart from the 612?
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I got offered it at dealer price because my friend is an authorized dealer .



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actually if we take it back further a couple of years, if the USD didn't fall we would still be worth 50-60 cents/ USD if the USD didn't fall. We owe our buying power to the falling USD not the strengthening AUD, despite what the Gillard government says.
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actually if we take it back further a couple of years, if the USD didn't fall we would still be worth 50-60 cents/ USD if the USD didn't fall. We owe our buying power to the falling USD not the strengthening AUD, despite what the Gillard government says.

but then we could take it back a lot of years and if the Australian Govt didn't devalue the Australian dollar where would it be now.... ??

All you can really look at is the now and not the what ifs.



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I got offered it at dealer price because my friend is an authorized dealer .

Your friend is Ateco?

Neville Crichton?
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No hes an Authorized Factory Dealer, he owns a dealership.



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Its true that our dollar is where it is because the USD is weak. The US is printing money and so their currency is likely to remain weak for some time to come. Our dollar is sought after because of the yield available here.



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