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    Are cockpitsonic ripping us off??

    Sorry to have to ask this question but I'm either being stupid or we are being ripped off, there may be a third option and I am willing to take advice if anyone has some

    I've been looking at buying 2 x ALPS Dual encoders with knobs from cockpitsonic, but when I searched I accidently clicked on their USA website, so I went onto order these at the total sum of 24.00 dollars and 2.46 dollars postage.

    However it wont let you order outside the USA so I went to the .DE site and clicked to order the same two items, suddenly the price has increased to 46 euros with a delivery charge of 19.63 euros.

    I have to ask why are these 3 times more expensive to buy and roughly 5 times more expensive to ship than in the USA especially whn the USA site claims all parts are shipped direct from Germany in the first place

    I really dont like the idea of being ripped off so if anyone has any idea why, besides the obvious 19% tax, these are more expensive I would love to hear from you.

    thanks for your time

    Dave

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    I think Simparts.de has them for a reasonable price.

    Edit: just checked. 20 euros + shipping.

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    Have you taken into account exchange rates?
    There must be a reason, but I tend to agree with you. It does not sound fair.
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    How about the impact of VAT?

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    Dave, you're being a little harsh, don't you think.

    Don't ask us, ask Cockpitsonic, wouldn't you think they have the answer?

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    Excellent point Matt.
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    all i know is... that their shipping can be fairly hefty. because of this i stopped buying from them. shame cause he is such a nice bloke.

    @matt...he is asking everyone that has ever bought from cockpitsonic....cockpitsonic run a business and they will tell him whatever...as he did to me....dunno if it would be good to ask them (i run a big business so i can talk..he he)..he isnt being harsh..WE ALL know their shipping is HUGE!!.

    @airbus319.....there are plenty of other suppliers out there, pick and choose....no point in winging about what you cant change.

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    Hi folks

    thank you for all your replies so far

    I did not mean to be harsh in any way, yesterday I spent most of the day wiring up my cockpitsonic breakout board to my MIP which I kindly bough from Bobrelax at the tail end of last year, it's a fantastic piece of kit (although the wiring diagram is a bit of a nightmare) and this is what made me think about using the company again for some other bits and bobs.

    However I just couldnt believe the price difference between the two websites, even when taking into account the 19% tax that's payable in europe.

    My intention is to email cockpitsonic direct on monday, but I didnt think there would be any point until then as I considered that the business would only trade within business hours but what I wanted to do was ask the question here as I know that the experiences of the members is widely varied and reliable.

    I meant no offence folks but I had to ask the question and if indeed the answer is that the european prices have been somewhat inflated then I feel I have a duty to let you folks know that aswell

    I will keep you updated when I get a reply from cockpitsonic

    regards

    David.

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    Simple

    They have got the exchange rate back to front

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    Cockpitsonic are not ripping us off - thats my opinion

    Hi All, I started this thread and I hope to finish it with this final post

    Cockpitsonic USA are selling the rotary encoders with knobs a lot cheaper than cockpitsonic.de.

    They are happy to post to Europe, I was quoted 10 USD for postage which I consider to be very reasonable.

    So there we have it, I hope someone else will make best use of this availablility and save some money for other cockpit parts in the process.

    best regards,

    David.

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