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Tools prices in America compared to UK


Stewart78

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Yeah it's a bit of a shock to us when we see the prices so much higher on that side of the pond. I've not looked into why that is, but probably mainly taxes and also a small part to do with currency value?

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Purely economics, lets face it north america is more of a through away world. Quanity is key too....... compitition is most likely a factor too.......probably a zillion places to buy tools and they all compete. Exchange rate do factor but Canadian pricing usually is reflected on exchange but some tools can be bought for less so it is confusing to say the least....

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Not only that but sometimes the store owners jack up the price purely for profit despite already making a profit  i.e Milwaukee isnt as big in Ireland as the US as say Dewalt so when a shop gets it in the prices are huge. The 2nd gen Milwaukee impact driver is around €700 in a local place which is $788.

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