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Offline anotherforumuser

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In the case with Ferrari is Ateco has a monopoly, they can charge $1mil for a 458, people will still buy it.

Its still a case of Supply and Demand that sets the price. Both sides set the price but the consumer has the final say.

Ateco wants to make the maximum profit it can from the cars it has from its supplier. So the lack of supply effects the price in the case of Ferraris in Australia. That price is the maximum price they can ask that will sell the maximum number of cars they are able to offer for sale. If they were able to get more cars they could offer the cars at a lower the price and make more profit in spare parts and the dealers would make more money from spare parts, service and warranty repairs. The lack of supply from Ferrari means we pay more for the cars than the US Market. That is also why the Focus RS is expensive here and why cars like the GT40 when it came out, the 458, here right now and even the PT Cruiser were all able to sell at above RRP when they were first released. The supplier wasnt able to meet the markets demand for the product so the price went up.

When things are discounted it is because the consumer hasnt bought the product at the price they were asking and they need to get rid of it to recoup costs or make as little loss as possible. There was an over supply of product at the price they were asking.

So supply sets the recommended retail price and the consumer demand sets the final price payed.



Offline fastoy


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If it doesn't sell, put the price UP until it does.....

Just think, if we could buy a Porsche Panerama for $90,000 like the Americans can today, what would it do to the market for other cars?



Offline dodger

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If it doesn't sell, put the price UP until it does.....

Just think, if we could buy a Porsche Panerama for $90,000 like the Americans can today, what would it do to the market for other cars?

Might get those frikin Volvos off the road :thumbsup:



Offline Wattens

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Who cares about the other cars, if everyone drove around in Porsches, with their great handling and almost fool proof driving/accident safety features, all of our insurance premiums would go down, speed limmits will be raised, and the road toll will drop. Win win from my closed opinion tunnel vision viewpoint lol
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline dodger

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Who cares about the other cars, if everyone drove around in Porsches, with their great handling and almost fool proof driving/accident safety features, all of our insurance premiums would go down, speed limmits will be raised, and the road toll will drop. Win win from my closed opinion tunnel vision viewpoint lol

+1 :thumbsup: (bloody true)



Offline jmancool


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The specs are a fair bit different and I guess it comes down to this....... where else can you buy one? The government doesn't allow private imports after 1989 unless you've owned it for more than 12 mths overseas. As you can see from almost everyone posts, it doesn't matter what car you buy, most imported cars are heaps cheaper overseas. Itís well known amongst car companies that Australia (because of the import laws) is a profit opportunity.



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