Full retail/list pricing

ewald

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Mid-Lincs
We all realise that list prices are only a starting point when buying many items - on a major item it is part of the game to haggle down 10 or 20 percent.
But I have just received an invoice from an electrical supplier for (among other things) 10m of jack chain - the lightweight chain used to hang light fittings etc.
97% discount - about £25 per m full price, 78p per m to me as an account holder.
Seems ridiculous - I can only assume that some electricians are making an absolute killing supplying to unsuspecting customers - cable not much better at 92%. The potential profit to be made supplying this stuff strikes me as almost fraudulent.
 

Stewart Setter

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Suffolk, UK
Screw fix are listing 5mm x 10m jack chain for £27.99 so £2.79 p/m. Wickes £2.79 for 2mm x 2m so £1.35 p/m .. I guess he has bought some bulk and can therefore price accordingly..

It is a very good price though.
 

Beowulf

Member
Location
Scotland
The potential profit to be made supplying this stuff strikes me as almost fraudulent.

Fraudulent? In what way exactly?

You can only charge what someone is willing to pay. The list price is irrelevant if nobody is willing to pay it, and entirely fair if someone is.

Electricians aren't going around holding guns to heads in the interests of selling more jack chain are they?
 

ewald

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Mid-Lincs
Fraudulent? In what way exactly?

You can only charge what someone is willing to pay. The list price is irrelevant if nobody is willing to pay it, and entirely fair if someone is.

Electricians aren't going around holding guns to heads in the interests of selling more jack chain are they?

I did say ‘almost’!

It is the sort of item that would get lost in the middle of a list of items for a big job - none of us object to a tradesman making a bit on materials, this just seemed excessive
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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