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Old 15th April 2019, 07:18 AM   #91
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Old 15th April 2019, 08:40 AM   #92
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haven't chinese done it already?
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Old 15th April 2019, 09:28 AM   #93
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I know many in the US do not see Japanese motorcycles as real motorcycles but that aside.
Many motorcyclists don't see US motorcycles as real motorcycles! (I have one Japanese and one Italian)
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Old 15th April 2019, 12:38 PM   #94
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5.1 surround sound system that I remember we were selling for $500. The buy in price for that one was $6/unit.
Nobody can make a usable 5.1 HT system for $6, so that had to be an unusual case. There are some exceptions, but it is usually a case of "dumping" or an overstock or outdated model being liquidated.

I can think of a product line where the company owns a 90% share of the market in the US and better than 50% worldwide, and the ASP is about 10X the rolled product cost. It isn't made in China, but isn't made in the US either. It's been in production since the 60's in different forms, and still is, so I can't get much deeper into the details. A huge sales and engineering staff is required to support it all though.
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Many motorcyclists don't see US motorcycles as real motorcycles! (I have one Japanese and one Italian)
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Harleys sold in the U.S. are indeed assembled in one of four plants located in Wisconsin, Missouri and Pennsylvania. But the brakes and clutch are imported from Italy, the engine pistons are made in Austria, the bike suspension comes from Japan, and other electronic components originate in Mexico and China.
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Nobody can make a usable 5.1 HT system for $6, so that had to be an unusual case. There are some exceptions, but it is usually a case of "dumping" or an overstock or outdated model being liquidated.
The product line could quite possibly have been acquired through a liquidation but huge retail markups were common particularly for the high-bling items such as CD mixing desks, laser light shows etc.

And it wasn't a particularly good system - blow mould plastic satellite speakers with the cheapest, nastiest speaker (although I still have some as my workshop sacrificial speakers).

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But the brakes and clutch are imported from Italy, the engine pistons are made in Austria, the bike suspension comes from Japan, and other electronic components originate in Mexico and China.
Over this side of the world, certain items that claim to be 'product of australia' now start to carry a label to denote the proportion of imported ingredients versus nationally sourced.

Just today the wife pointed out a box of dumplings that (in big bold type) are 'proudly Australian owned, family made, traditional Australian recipe' etc..and in tiny writing on the back: Product of Vietnam
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The dynamics of the global economy and the cycling of leading economies in it through the centuries is a complex game. Prior to the last half century or so the historical basis of dominant economy succession was usually catalyzed by a major power war. Now that those are (hopefully) off the table since Oppenheimer and Teller raised the stakes, we are in unexplored territory. A key element for winning the prize is a large and hungry workforce. The reality is that with success the hunger eventually subsides. It's tough to stay on top forever!

Oh and profit margins are in no way limited to 100%...a buddy recently bought a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 15 year for $800. The cost of production was somewhere under $50. ($800-$50)/$50 is about 1500%. Of course that margin was taken in several bites.
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