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A recent copy of EPE in England came with a free Jaycar catalogue. The
Jaycar prices often seem quite a bit higher than Maplin's for
equivalent products. For instance, the Press 'n' Peel pack of 5 sheets
is around A3%12 from Maplin, but around A3%34 from Jaycar. And there was
an etchant tank that appeared to be identical to the Maplin one, yet a
lot more expensive. These are by far not the only items that caught my
eye whilst perusing the Jaycar catalogue. Maybe the Ozzies don't have
any alternative outlets down under? Dunno why anyone in Europe would
order stuff across such a distance, anyway.

MM


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A recent copy of EPE in England came with a free Jaycar catalogue. The
Jaycar prices often seem quite a bit higher than Maplin's for
equivalent products. For instance, the Press 'n' Peel pack of 5 sheets
is around 12 from Maplin, but around 34 from Jaycar. And there was
an etchant tank that appeared to be identical to the Maplin one, yet a
lot more expensive. These are by far not the only items that caught my
eye whilst perusing the Jaycar catalogue. Maybe the Ozzies don't have
any alternative outlets down under? Dunno why anyone in Europe would
order stuff across such a distance, anyway.

MM

I think you got both salient points there. :-) I can't understand why they
advertise over there if it's mail order from over here.

Cheers.

Ken




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A recent copy of EPE in England came with a free Jaycar catalogue. The
Jaycar prices often seem quite a bit higher than Maplin's for
equivalent products. For instance, the Press 'n' Peel pack of 5 sheets
is around 12 from Maplin, but around 34 from Jaycar. And there was
an etchant tank that appeared to be identical to the Maplin one, yet a
lot more expensive. These are by far not the only items that caught my
eye whilst perusing the Jaycar catalogue. Maybe the Ozzies don't have
any alternative outlets down under? Dunno why anyone in Europe would
order stuff across such a distance, anyway.

MM


***** You silly Pommie ,the Jaycar prices are in Australian Dollars not
GBP!!
Brian Goldsmith.



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Brian, me ole mucker, I have the catalogue open right now, on my desk,
page 188: Press 'n' Peel Film, Quantity 1, A3%34.95

Note the A3%A3A3%A3A3%A3A3% sign! Here, hang about, I'll put my glasses =
on.
Yep, it's STILL a A3%A3A3%A3A3%A3A3%A3A3% sign! Wait a mo, here's my
jeweller's loupe (this would magnify the smallest ant to make it look
as big as an elephant). Sorry, IT'S STILL a A3%A3A3%A3A3%A3 sign!

(Just thought I'd make this clear...)

MM


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Brian Goldsmith wrote:
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Brian, me ole mucker, I have the catalogue open right now, on my desk,
page 188: Press 'n' Peel Film, Quantity 1, 34.95

Note the sign! Here, hang about, I'll put my glasses on.
Yep, it's STILL a sign! Wait a mo, here's my
jeweller's loupe (this would magnify the smallest ant to make it look
as big as an elephant). Sorry, IT'S STILL a sign!

(Just thought I'd make this clear...)

MM

In Australia the product sells for AUD $34.95, which is significantly lower
than 34 pommie quid.  Sorry my keyboard doesn't have that strange currency
symbol and I ain't looking up the ASCII code for it either. :P

http://www1.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=HG9980&CATID32%&keywords=&SPECIAL=&formCA%T&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID25%5

However Maplin's price at GBP12 is roughly AUD $28 which makes their product
cheaper even if the price is a misprint.

Cheers,
Alan



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The plot thickens...

The Maplin web site gives me a price of GBP14.99, and
www.jaycarelectronics.co.uk says GBP10.75.
Andy Wood
snipped-for-privacy@trap.ozemail.com.au

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Some sort of mixup there - my Jaycar catalogue (p188) lists those PressnPeel
for A$34.95 - looks like someone forgot to change the price to funnymoney
for the Brits

How about listing a few more prices at random - just for interest sake

David - who wonders why they (apparently) printed a version for England


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hey- i'm going to contact jaycar and say that: for a fee i can boost sales in
pommieland 100 fold.

wata lota fuckwits !

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On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 11:05:13 GMT, quietguy

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Sounds like someone was told to change the Dollars to Pounds and did
just that without doing the actual conversion (ie changed the Dollar
signs to Pound signs only)!

Alan

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MM, 60% of my sales are overseas.
Here is what some of my recent UK customers said:

21-Jul-2005 Brian Warburton, Turbo Systems Consultants Limited UK
Hi, just a quick note to thank you for your prompt dispatch of the copy
of PicBasic Pro I recently ordered. It has arrived as expected and at a
price 20% lower than I could have got it for in the UK, the enclosed
SimmSticks look interesting as well !  Thanks very much, Brian.

23-Sep-2004 Chris Hardy  London United Kingdom
Great customer service and a great price. (The UK distributor wanted
about twice as much!) Chris

25-Jan-2004 Romilly Cocking Cocking and Co. Ltd. London England
My order arrived in the UK yesterday, 5 days after I placed it. Superb
service. Thanks very much.



2-Dec-2003 Robert Crooks Leicestershire UK Hi there, Thanks for the
prompt way that you have dealt with my order, I got the thing ordered and
                 registered in 5 hours total. Great service guys. Better
service from Downunder than here in the UK.Regards Bob

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It's a question of horses for courses.  It's unusual for one supplier to be
the best for everything, so shop around.  When I was looking for a
particular Czech made PIC programmer, I found it cheaper from Kanda in the
UK than from either the manufacturers or their local agents.

Cheers,
Alf



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