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We are told to report price gouging in tough times

Old 04-07-20, 09:09 AM
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We are told to report price gouging in tough times

So I am officially calling out Rapha.
$270 is waay too much to pay for bib shorts
Just sayin


probably Assos, too. Too lazy to check.
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I'm assuming that this is a parody thread.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124132354050

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I've never paid more than $130 for Assos bibs.
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Just ordered three. Thanks for the info.
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In Australia, they do take action against those price gouging.
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I used to say the same thing about running clothes, until I realized that the cheap stuff wears out 3x faster than the quality stuff. I don't mind paying extra as long as its quality
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High priced items are not price gouging. Price gouging is raising the price of an item when demand is high or supply is short. I appreciate your opinion that Rapha products are overpriced, and I tend to agree, but that has nothing to do with price gouging. They market their items as premium products and charge premium prices. Having never owned any, I can't comment personally but based on reviews they do seem to be very high quality with great attention to design and detail. That adds value and whether that additional value is proportional to the additional price is for the consumer to decide. A luxury item which has maintained the same, albeit high price point is not in any way an example of price gouging.
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Originally Posted by NumbersGuy
High priced items are not price gouging. Price gouging is raising the price of an item when demand is high or supply is short. I appreciate your opinion that Rapha products are overpriced, and I tend to agree, but that has nothing to do with price gouging. They market their items as premium products and charge premium prices. Having never owned any, I can't comment personally but based on reviews they do seem to be very high quality with great attention to design and detail. That adds value and whether that additional value is proportional to the additional price is for the consumer to decide. A luxury item which has maintained the same, albeit high price point is not in any way an example of price gouging.
All true, but the OP was joking.
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Price gouging only applies to essential items such as food, sanitation supplies, medicines, cleaning supplies and personal protective items such as respirators...Rapha bibs or campy group set or chris king headset are non-essential items.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
....campy group set or chris king headset are non-essential items.
Bite your tongue!!!!!
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Tubeless sealant $25 a quart?!?! I can get 5 rolls of toilet paper for $25.
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