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Subject: Fighting and Emotions at Loopers Delight
>next pertinent question: Why can't the Europeans get the EDP and at a
Because just about everything costs more in Europe? I thought the
European tradeoff was cheap healthcare, lower murder rate, and great
soccer coverage versus cheap and plentiful consumer goods.
There's taxes, exchange rates, higher cost of living [driving up retail
overhead], etc. I think there was also some electrical certification
that had to happen, that costs money also, which gets added on to the
Whenever I've visited England I couldn't finding a good deal on the
English gear, and all the imported gear seemed to have the same price
tag as in the states, but with a "pound sterling" replacing the dollar
sign. I think the only way the Europeans could get a comparable price
is if Gibson lowered their profit margin, and we've already seen that
they're not too interested in that.
Speaking of which, Kim pointed out that Gibson was selling all they
could make, and someone suggested that they should increase production.
There may be factors which prevent that from being a scalable factor,
such as overall manufacturing capacity being maxed out, constraints on
third-party part supply, and so on.