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Rod
02-12-2003, 10:22 PM
Check out these prices from an Australian company. You guys down under is this for real?

http://www.alanasports.com.au/tips.shtml

Alfie
02-13-2003, 01:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> Check out these prices from an Australian company. You guys down under is this for real?

http://www.alanasports.com.au/tips.shtml <hr /></blockquote>Multiply by .6 to get US equivalent.

still...

qSHAFT
02-13-2003, 04:22 PM
I have bought the blue diamond tips individually for AU$2 (US$1) and their price for 50 is AU$3, so its certainly not cheap for out here, but not particularly out of the ordinary. Billiard supply stores are a bit of a rare commodity out here so they can pretty much set prices to what they want and still sell to the ignorant. In Sydney there are probably 6 suppliers and Sydney holds about a quater of the population of Austrlia, so I suppose extrapolating that figure there might only be about two dozen suppliers in the whole country (80% seem to specialist in English billiard products rather than American equipment). Also gotta remember that everything has a fair bit of shipping charge involved cause hardly anything is made out here, apart from the odd table maker cause they are obsenely expensive to import.

Rod
02-13-2003, 06:47 PM
I guess it is a sellers market down there. Up here those tips are about $20 for a box of 50. I figured the suppliers deal mostly with snooker and such. If there is only a couple of dozen suppliers that is thin. It appears the large cities are on the coast. It would be a long lonely drive across your country. Yes shipping would be expensive, they probably make some of that up on tip prices. Thanks for the reply.

Troy
02-13-2003, 07:49 PM
It would seem to be advantageous to find someone in the USA willing to mail some supplies directly to you..... /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif Then again, maybe there would be export/import problems.... /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Troy
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote qSHAFT:</font><hr> I have bought the blue diamond tips individually for AU$2 (US$1) and their price for 50 is AU$3, so its certainly not cheap for out here, but not particularly out of the ordinary. Billiard supply stores are a bit of a rare commodity out here so they can pretty much set prices to what they want and still sell to the ignorant. In Sydney there are probably 6 suppliers and Sydney holds about a quater of the population of Austrlia, so I suppose extrapolating that figure there might only be about two dozen suppliers in the whole country (80% seem to specialist in English billiard products rather than American equipment). Also gotta remember that everything has a fair bit of shipping charge involved cause hardly anything is made out here, apart from the odd table maker cause they are obsenely expensive to import. <hr /></blockquote>

qSHAFT
02-13-2003, 10:37 PM
It's not that bad as long as you know what the going rate is for things. That advert is also for a place in South Australia which is one of the more remote places in the country. In Sydney there is some resemblance to competition. I don't really mind paying $2 for a tip every 6 months when most pubs round here charge $3 per game.

Fingers crossed the ozzy dollar will go up in value - yeah right!

qSHAFT
02-13-2003, 10:58 PM
I've actually got a supplier that will import pretty much anything at reasonable rates so I'm not too worried. Besides I am currently only going through about 2 tips a year, and I tend to make tools myself such as a tip shaper and tapper.

Rod
02-13-2003, 11:16 PM
Three Dollars Per Game!!! I"d definately go back to gambling or at least the three dollars it costs. LOL How much is a beer with that game? You guys must need trucks to haul your paychecks to the bank.

qSHAFT
02-13-2003, 11:22 PM
Fortunately the place I frequent is the only one that charges $2 a game. However those in the know around my area don't realy need to pay for a game as there is ample free table time, just gota know where and when.

Perk
02-14-2003, 09:23 AM
My god..3.00 a game...2.00 a game...I am upset about a dollar a game. Its almost not worth it, considering the level of play myself and friends are at.

Next thing you know, the Vally Bar Boxes will have a dollar bill slot that takes ones and fives.