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With on line shops like thomann and alike with basically no import taxes, how can u compete.
I think customer service and being able to walk out the store with the item, are about the only advantage the corner shop has.
will be interesting to see what happens in the future.
People used to hang shit on the retailers as though we were making mega profits. Then they turned to the distirbutors. Sure, some worked old school, but they're either gone, less relevant, or have changed. No one's making mega profits and "ripping people off". Al&^%s was the DISTRIBUTOR AND RETAILER of many of their brands and still failed, so how does that work? Last time I looked people making mega profits didn't go out of business.
Try this for some perspective, wish it existed before I had to spell it out long hand
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/co ... ntries.jsp
To go back to my original post. US Federal minimum wage for non-exempt employees is now US$7.25, around a 40% increase, but that happened in 2009, hadn't changed for a few years before that, and hasn't changed since.
Australian federal minimum wage has increased around 30% in the same time, but so too have superannuation, payroll taxes, and workers compensation expenses along with that. And with everyone else in Australia, businesses electricity and water and other essential services have increased, we ALL of us know that pain. So what stood in 2005, stands today, and will continue to until Australia has sent all of it's money off shore and we'll end up back to the start of the cycle all over again