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Old 02-07-19, 05:17 AM
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Is it such a surprise ?

Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
The secret sauce.... Shimano USA.
Big Shimano gets their revenue once they settle with each respective authorized distributors, regardless of country. So you would like to think it ends there.

But of course, NOT. They don't like a competition problem when those distributors cross over into others territories VIA those distributors official retailers dumping over.

The consumer today can simply finger around a smart phone and shop the world. How one factors selecting a reputable seller, dealing with shipping and duties is all part of the 'fun'.

Actually, its almost crazy how cheap one can buy a complete BRAND new bike with a group CHEAPER than buying the group separate boxed!

Going with that thought, there are clever Amazon seller's offering brand new Shimano parts, out of package because they buy new bikes and strip them for resale. Brand new takeoff parts! Even right down to the cables, trimmed as they be. Rather brilliant marketeers-~
I'd be amazed if it were otherwise. How much do you think a car (automobile) would cost if you made it from spare parts? At a guess it will be at least twice the price. Same goes for many things, from aircraft to kettles. Remember, also, that much quoted economic truism, you charge what the market will bear.
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