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Rip off Britain

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Crossman, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Crossman

    Crossman Well-Known Member

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    Just been looking at the Hammerli web site at the AP20, RRP 699 euro's with some German sellers advertising these as low as 599 euro's.

    At today's exchange rate 699 euro's = 559.14 pounds, 599 euro's = 479.44 pounds.

    So I thought that's not bad, I will check some of our well known dealers here in the UK, Blackpool Air Rifles £735, McAvoy's £700 and Solware £699 ! In the states Pyramid air sells them for $950 which = 699 euro's or 559 pounds!

    According to Ulrich Eichstadt from Umarex/Walther public relations department it is made to sell at 699 euro's which is the RRP.

    I think I might have to order from Germany.

    Colin.
     
  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Aye it's pish!

    in W.H Smiths yesterday, and picked up a snicker,

    90p!! and wasn't a large one
     
  3. warrenater

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    mostly tax i would think , who thought we did not have organised crime in this country .
     
  4. terry1001

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    If you order from Germany you might have problems getting the 12 ftlb version. I expect that the UK 12 ftlb market is small compared to the rest of the world so maybe the importers don't get such a good deal.
    If you could get the right version from Germany it would be worth a trip over there to pick it up! Being in the EU doesn't seem to be that advantageous does it.
     
  5. Crossman

    Crossman Well-Known Member

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    Hi Terry, the Hammerli AP20 is a sub 6ftb target pistol. I must agree that the whole EU thing doesn't seem to work for us!
     
  6. terry1001

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    Showing my ignorance there I'm afraid :(
    I imagine that there are very few of them sold in the UK. Are the Germans allowed pistols up to 6 ftlbs or do they have a lower limit?
     
  7. Crossman

    Crossman Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the Germans have the same limit on all unlicensed airguns whether rifle or pistol which is 7.5j, I think that is about 5 and a bit ftb.
     
  8. Greg1983

    Greg1983 Busy Member

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    Couldn't agree more! The prices some dealers charge are crazy! A local shop to me charge £140 for a xs78 and that's just a rifle in a box with no scope, moderator... Then a shop just a 2 hour drive away sell the same rifle with a silencers & scope for £80/£90! Then looking on the internet I found some dealers selling them even cheaper...
     
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  10. Ichabod Armacost

    Ichabod Armacost Donator

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    Free market forces innit. Personally I shop very carefully these days, because of the aforementioned free market forces, I tend to assume I am going to be ripped off. So I do my homework very carefully, it pays off in the long run, but boy does it spoil the whole shopping experience.

    If I find a shop / dealer, who charges fair prices, for a good and trustworthy service, I tend to stick to 'em like glue, even if I know I am going to pay a few pence more than I would at Mr. Stackemhighandsellemcheap on the internet.
     
  11. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I just don't get it! You moan about your local shop but look at it a different way.
    You drive 4hr there and back, fuel, wear on the car plus time on a rifle that's £50 cheaper. Get home and something goes wrong with the gun or scope. Now you have to drive there and back, how much have you really saved. F all!

    Andrew
     
  12. Kenbarcon

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    +1 some people just don't seem to be able to grasp the above. My Mrs said a couple of days ago that she had a coupon for 10p off a litre of fuel at Tesco's, so she would go and fill up, i asked her just how far is it to Tesco's?

    Her answer about 12 miles, and she already has a quarter tank of fuel, in a 60 litre tank. You do the math.
     
  13. Clubshot

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    No one works for nothing -

    If there was so much profit there would be more importers and retailers

    As most are aware UK cost of sending a insured Air Gun is £25.00 Plus - Now triple that from Europe with Extra Paper work

    As many found out that Items that seem cheaper overseas cas cost much more in the long run - Different Rates of VAT / Local Taxes

    All Air gun Manufactures Make for the World Market / Each Air Gun is Set up for Countries Power Limits which differ accross Europe and the World

    Some Distributer / Firm has to lay out funds to bring them into UK then fnd dealers willing to pay up front for Stock

    Most retailers have to pay within days or up front before they get Stock - Following past Failures

    Yet some Shooters expect Dealers to Stock a Gun without a Dealer getting a reward for Stocking and future Servicing the Gun -

    BOB/R
     

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