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Old Sep 5th 2002, 6:11 pm
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Hi,

I was looking on the Australian site carpoint.com.au and noticed the following car up for sale:

FIAT COUPE 20V TURBO (1997) - $49000 (£17'500)

The same car in the U.K would sell for around £7500.

Is this right, or am I missing something. I am aware that the costs involved in shipping a car like this is over there are around the £4000 mark, however this would still make the U.K car £6000 cheaper.

Are there any other make/models that have such a differential market value.

Any one in the land of oppotunity with knowledge of this, please advise.

Thanks for your time.

Cheers,

Glenn
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Old Sep 5th 2002, 6:36 pm
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Hi Glenn

I think as a general rule of thumb European makes are a usually a much higher price than the Australian and Japanese makes.

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Old Sep 5th 2002, 8:02 pm
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try to compare a Toyota Land Cruiser between the 2 UK price £25,000 to £35,000 Oz
price $20,000 to $45,000

"glenn_somers" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    > I was looking on the Australian site carpoint.com.au and noticed the following car
    > up for sale:
    > FIAT COUPE 20V TURBO (1997) - $49000 (£17'500)
    > The same car in the U.K would sell for around £7500.
    > Is this right, or am I missing something. I am aware that the costs involved in
    > shipping a car like this is over there are around the £4000 mark, however this
    > would still make the U.K car £6000 cheaper.
    > Are there any other make/models that have such a differential market value.
    > Any one in the land of oppotunity with knowledge of this, please advise.
    > Thanks for your time.
    > Cheers,
    > Glenn
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Sep 5th 2002, 8:12 pm
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Hi Glenn,

i found out much the same. My 5yr old MX-5 will only get around £4k here in UK and equivalnet in Aus is £11k!

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Old Sep 5th 2002, 8:51 pm
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To get an even more accurate indication, have a look at
www.redbook.com.au which gives book
retail/wholesale price indicators and is used by most car dealers less their margin
of course.

Rob Edwards
www.australianaustralia.com.au

    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I was looking on the Australian site carpoint.com.au and noticed the following
    > > car up for sale:
    > >
    > > FIAT COUPE 20V TURBO (1997) - $49000 (£17'500)
    > >
    > > The same car in the U.K would sell for around £7500.
    > >
    > > Is this right, or am I missing something. I am aware that the costs involved in
    > > shipping a car like this is over there are around the £4000 mark, however this
    > > would still make the U.K car £6000 cheaper.
    > >
    > > Are there any other make/models that have such a differential market value.
    > >
    > > Any one in the land of oppotunity with knowledge of this, please advise.
    > >
    > > Thanks for your time.
    > >
    > > Cheers,
    > >
    > > Glenn
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > >
 
Old Sep 5th 2002, 9:29 pm
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In <[email protected]> Ailmore's wrote:
    > try to compare a Toyota Land Cruiser between the 2 UK price £25,000 to £35,000 Oz
    > price $20,000 to $45,000

I found a Land Cruiser 100 for over $87k on
www.toyota.co.uk and it didn't have as good an
engine as the UK model.

What Land Cruiser sells for $20k in Oz ? Got a link ? I find it too hard to believe
unless it's a stripped down pickup, and even then it's suspiciously cheap.
 
Old Sep 5th 2002, 11:26 pm
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Hi Glen,
Yes, second hand cars are a lot more expensive over here....BUT...they will last a hell of a lot longer because we don't have to put salt down on the roads to get rid of the snow and ice....usually putting a new engine in will give you a virtually new car again.

Steve
 
Old Sep 6th 2002, 12:07 am
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Hi all

Don't get too carried away!

We looked at importing a 2nd hand CLK Merc which cost £30,000 in the UK and sells
here in Oz for the equivalent of £60,000 (A very nice profit indeed!).

Anyway when you research this you will find that you now need to own the car for 12
months prior to import, then there is the shipping and insurance costs, followed by
import duty then luxury car tax (50+ %) and also the risk that it will require
modifictions to get plated for use in Oz. Guess what! The total bill comes to the
selling price in Australia.

Coincidence?

I think not!

Hope this is useful info

Cheers GDay



"glenn_somers" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    > I was looking on the Australian site carpoint.com.au and noticed the following car
    > up for sale:
    > FIAT COUPE 20V TURBO (1997) - $49000 (£17'500)
    > The same car in the U.K would sell for around £7500.
    > Is this right, or am I missing something. I am aware that the costs involved in
    > shipping a car like this is over there are around the £4000 mark, however this
    > would still make the U.K car £6000 cheaper.
    > Are there any other make/models that have such a differential market value.
    > Any one in the land of oppotunity with knowledge of this, please advise.
    > Thanks for your time.
    > Cheers,
    > Glenn
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Sep 6th 2002, 8:20 am
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Talk about importing, try from Hong Kong


"GDay" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Hi all
    > Don't get too carried away!
    > We looked at importing a 2nd hand CLK Merc which cost £30,000 in the UK
and
    > sells here in Oz for the equivalent of £60,000 (A very nice profit
indeed!).
    > Anyway when you research this you will find that you now need to own the
car
    > for 12 months prior to import, then there is the shipping and insurance costs,
    > followed by import duty then luxury car tax (50+ %) and also the
risk
    > that it will require modifictions to get plated for use in Oz. Guess what! The
    > total bill comes to the selling price in Australia.
    > Coincidence?
    > I think not!
    > Hope this is useful info
    > Cheers GDay
    > "glenn_somers" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I was looking on the Australian site carpoint.com.au and noticed the following
    > > car up for sale:
    > >
    > > FIAT COUPE 20V TURBO (1997) - $49000 (£17'500)
    > >
    > > The same car in the U.K would sell for around £7500.
    > >
    > > Is this right, or am I missing something. I am aware that the costs involved in
    > > shipping a car like this is over there are around the £4000 mark, however this
    > > would still make the U.K car £6000 cheaper.
    > >
    > > Are there any other make/models that have such a differential market value.
    > >
    > > Any one in the land of oppotunity with knowledge of this, please advise.
    > >
    > > Thanks for your time.
    > >
    > > Cheers,
    > >
    > > Glenn
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > >
 
Old Sep 7th 2002, 4:04 pm
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No No New Zealand has some dirt cheap seconds. Many being Jap imports. See as
Australians we protect our car industry and this costs us directly. Checkout
www.autopoint.co.nz and compare this to the
Australian prices. Why NZ has no car industry and we do. Oh I live over here now so I
can enjoy this benefit but I do miss home "Robert Edwards"
<[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Talk about importing, try from Hong Kong
    > "GDay" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi all
    > >
    > > Don't get too carried away!
    > >
    > > We looked at importing a 2nd hand CLK Merc which cost £30,000 in the UK
    > and
    > > sells here in Oz for the equivalent of £60,000 (A very nice profit
    > indeed!).
    > >
    > > Anyway when you research this you will find that you now need to own the
    > car
    > > for 12 months prior to import, then there is the shipping and insurance costs,
    > > followed by import duty then luxury car tax (50+ %) and also the
    > risk
    > > that it will require modifictions to get plated for use in Oz. Guess
what!
    > > The total bill comes to the selling price in Australia.
    > >
    > > Coincidence?
    > >
    > > I think not!
    > >
    > > Hope this is useful info
    > >
    > > Cheers GDay
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "glenn_somers" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > >
    > > > Hi,
    > > >
    > > > I was looking on the Australian site carpoint.com.au and noticed the following
    > > > car up for sale:
    > > >
    > > > FIAT COUPE 20V TURBO (1997) - $49000 (£17'500)
    > > >
    > > > The same car in the U.K would sell for around £7500.
    > > >
    > > > Is this right, or am I missing something. I am aware that the costs involved
    > > > in shipping a car like this is over there are around the
£4000
    > > > mark, however this would still make the U.K car £6000 cheaper.
    > > >
    > > > Are there any other make/models that have such a differential market value.
    > > >
    > > > Any one in the land of oppotunity with knowledge of this, please
advise.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for your time.
    > > >
    > > > Cheers,
    > > >
    > > > Glenn
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > > >
    > >
    > >
 
Old Sep 7th 2002, 4:38 pm
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    > No No New Zealand has some dirt cheap seconds. Many being Jap imports. See as
    > Australians we protect our car industry and this costs us directly. Checkout
    > www.autopoint.co.nz and compare this to
    > the Australian prices.
Why
    > NZ has no car industry and we do. Oh I live over here now so I can enjoy this
    > benefit but I do miss home

I'm moving out to Aus and I find the car thing really interesting. Am I to assume
that the only way to ensure Aus has a car industry is to artificially price all
imports to a point where an Aus made car is really the only viable financial option?

Have you ever heard of making and designing a better product than your competitors?

I remember a story that Japan used to allow foreign fresh foodsuffs to be imported as
long as they passed certain checks. Then they would leave them at the docks until
they rotted before checking them. Of course they failed the checks and no-one
bothered to try to import them again.

Thank god countries don't use anti-cometitive practices anymore like taxing the
competition out of the market!

Dean
 
Old Sep 7th 2002, 4:42 pm
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In <[email protected]> Dean wrote:

    > Thank god countries don't use anti-cometitive practices anymore like taxing the
    > competition out of the market!

I hope that was meant to be sarcastic.
 
Old Sep 7th 2002, 6:09 pm
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    > > Thank god countries don't use anti-cometitive practices anymore like taxing the
    > > competition out of the market!
    > I hope that was meant to be sarcastic.

I'm English. Of course it was sarcastic.
 
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Originally posted by glenn_somers:
Hi,

I was looking on the Australian site carpoint.com.au and noticed the following car up for sale:

FIAT COUPE 20V TURBO (1997) - $49000 (£17'500)

The same car in the U.K would sell for around £7500.

Is this right, or am I missing something. I am aware that the costs involved in shipping a car like this is over there are around the £4000 mark, however this would still make the U.K car £6000 cheaper.

Are there any other make/models that have such a differential market value.

Any one in the land of oppotunity with knowledge of this, please advise.

Thanks for your time.

Cheers,

Glenn

You will have to pay stamp duty on top of sale price on new and second cars in Australia.
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