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Imported and Local made
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:27:07 AM »

Hi everyone

This question has been in my mind for some time and it does kind of confuse me. So here it is

Why do local made (UK) cricket bats costs more than India and Pakistan made?

In UK its easy to source willow but for asian market they have to import from uk. So that costs importing charges. Then why asian bats are cheaper compared to UK made .

On other hand imported australian made cost a bomb.

Why is that?


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Re: Imported and Local made
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 10:59:34 AM »

Taxes and overheads plus minimum wage.
UK costs are very large compared to India or Pakistan
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Re: Imported and Local made
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 10:59:38 AM »

Labour, scales of economy, value of goods and services in different places, overheads... lots of things will vary company to company and country to country

I don't see UK made bats as more expensive though, more that the UK made bats in a range tend to be the higher end models and having the "UK made" tag adds a perception of quality and value to a top end, expensive bat. Look at the value of almost all the smaller companies and bat makers in the U.K. and I'd actually argue they work out far better value than bats imported to the UK.

Edit: Actually to add to that, not just the smaller UK companies offer better value... is there a better sensibly priced bat that will perform and last ages than a GM Signature? What 130 imported bat comes close?

Edit 2: Everything is expensive in Australia but wages are high and the minimum wage is massive even compared to the UK. Their VAT equivalent is low and import duties are high which also adds to the cost of getting an Aus bat to the UK

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Re: Imported and Local made
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 11:04:39 AM »

Bats in Australia are just expensive. Doesn't matter if they are made locally or not. CA top of the line costs 450-500 Australian dollars here in Pakistan, but is sold for 1000$ (GCCC price) in Australia.

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