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Old 04-04-2008, 10:47 AM
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You hit those numbers right on the head. I'll be happy to show them the EXPENSE side of the ledger. But I'm not complaining I am my own boss.
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You hit those numbers right on the head. I'll be happy to show them the EXPENSE side of the ledger. But I'm not complaining I am my own boss.
Fortunately.......I love what I do also!
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:48 AM
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I make a profit on about every 4th customer and even then it is not much, because the internet has almost as low as dealer cost advertised. By the time you ad in freight, it is more than advertised on the net.

Oh, well, if it was easy, anyone could do it.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:49 AM
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Exactly. The majority of the time your only making 10 percent sometimes 5 percent on items. If the consumer only knew the other side of the story.
Don't fogt youstill have to pay income tax on the profit.
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Don't fogt youstill have to pay income tax on the profit.
That's my point......... A 20 percent margin is a fair price when you can do it. .........the key word is WHEN .
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That's my point......... A 20 percent margin is a fair price when you can do it. .........the key word is WHEN .
In some cases, I would assume that 100% margin would be OK.
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By the way, the shell station down the street from my house has the gas pumps screwed up and they are pumping premium at 2.49. I am not sure how long it will take them to catch it, but there are power boats filling up in the rain right now.
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By the way, the shell station down the street from my house has the gas pumps screwed up and they are pumping premium at 2.49. I am not sure how long it will take them to catch it, but there are power boats filling up in the rain right now.
I am on my way
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I am on my way
They caught it after my buddy pumped 150 gallons into his boat in the rain.

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Quote: "The reason s MAP price has to be in effect is do to "WHORES" out there like we have seen where Trick went with pricing......right down the toilet. Dealers should all give a fair market price which is already far below retail. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the word profit. Most people do not realize "we" as dealers which I am for just about everyone out there, DO NOT make hardly anything for profit. The other thing consumers must realize is not only are you purchasing a product, but many times depending on who your dealing with, your gaining valuable information. If someone buys components from me there usually ask me about 3-10 other questions engine related , which I assist them on. The pricing does need to be even across the board to benefit everyone- consumer,dealer, and manufacturer. Otherwise everyone gets hurt."

Dean is right. Knowledge is powerfull and he is the man. It is worth it for me to purchase from someone that I can call and ask a question.

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