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Why are wooden sheds so expensive in NZ?

Old Apr 22nd 2013, 9:26 am
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Default Why are wooden sheds so expensive in NZ?

Sorry for this whinging post but I am just fed up with being ripped off by NZ retailers.
An 8x8 wooden shed ( delivered free ) in the UK £350 = $634
An 8x8 wooden shed ( delivery not free ) in NZ $2750 = £1518.
For the same bloody shed.


Its not like we don't have any trees here so why the extortionate price?
Then I started thinking about other NZ rip offs like paint.
And ready lawn.
And beer.

And...........
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Old Apr 22nd 2013, 10:32 am
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lawnmowers.
And registration for motorbikes.
And any veggies out of season.
And anything associated with the word "baby", or "house".
Shocking eh!
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Old Apr 22nd 2013, 10:36 am
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..... and dishwashers. OMG

not forgetting the premium added to anything with a merest hint of 'European' ingredients, styling or design.

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From looking at the title of the thread, I assumed you meant houses.
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Old Apr 23rd 2013, 5:45 am
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Default Re: Why are wooden sheds so expensive in NZ?

Originally Posted by Arthur Daley View Post
Sorry for this whinging post but I am just fed up with being ripped off by NZ retailers.
An 8x8 wooden shed ( delivered free ) in the UK £350 = $634
An 8x8 wooden shed ( delivery not free ) in NZ $2750 = £1518.
For the same bloody shed.


Its not like we don't have any trees here so why the extortionate price?
Then I started thinking about other NZ rip offs like paint.
And ready lawn.
And beer.

And...........
Because a real kiwi bloke would make it himself!
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Old Apr 23rd 2013, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by Mark Smith View Post
From looking at the title of the thread, I assumed you meant houses.
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Old Apr 23rd 2013, 7:48 am
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I wondered the same. Bought a metal one.
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Default Re: Why are wooden sheds so expensive in NZ?

Originally Posted by jmh View Post
Because a real kiwi bloke would make it himself!
Funny thing is I have just ordered 800 dollars of wood and an electric saw.
So when I buy the roof for it will have cost me about 1300 dollars.
What a bloody bargain.

Just checked that old Kiwi favourite trademe which apparently is always good for a bargain.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living...-585331288.htm

Maybe not.

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Yeah, my thoughts too
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Default Re: Why are wooden sheds so expensive in NZ?

Originally Posted by Arthur Daley View Post
Funny thing is I have just ordered 800 dollars of wood and an electric saw.
So when I buy the roof for it will have cost me about 1300 dollars.
What a bloody bargain.

Just checked that old Kiwi favourite trademe which apparently is always good for a bargain.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/home-living...-585331288.htm

Maybe not.
Why dont you just make and sell them then, if the markup is that good and seemingly accepted?
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Originally Posted by jmh View Post
Because a real kiwi bloke would make it himself!

...... out of old offcuts & rustled wood from the bush.


Am thinking of several wee sheds around here. Must see if I can sneak a couple of pics.
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Default Re: Why are wooden sheds so expensive in NZ?

I was going to reply, 'Because people continue to buy them!' Then I realllised you were talking about shed sheds!
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