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Postby Rob Harknett » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:23 pm


Without knowing all the figures involved you cannot really comment.
So ask yourself, what has only doubled in price in the last 25 years. What was your wage 25 years ago, is it less than double now. Petrol has gone up from 35p a gallon to something like £7, 20 times more. But you still buy it.
To say you won't pay £10. is your choice, to shop arround is your choice. When you do that, dont forget to knock 10% off the club price when comparing prices with another company.

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Postby en7jos » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:07 am

£10 now seems reasonable - you only need to spend £100 to make your money back. But £5 25 years ago must have seemed rather extortionate!

Good that the spares scheme is optional rather than being lumped in to the membership, so you can make your choice. Seems unlikely that the it is making huge profits in the current climate doesn't it, and even if they were, aren't the profits going back into 'our' club anyway?
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Postby bigwol » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:01 am

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£10 now seems reasonable - you only need to spend £100 to make your money back. But £5 25 years ago must have seemed rather extortionate!

Good that the spares scheme is optional rather than being lumped in to the membership, so you can make your choice. Seems unlikely that the it is making huge profits in the current climate doesn't it, and even if they were, aren't the profits going back into 'our' club anyway?


Best post i've seen on this subject to date. At £10 still seems like excellent value to me for a 10% discount on any spares purchased throughout the year.
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Postby Eamonn » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:41 am

£10 - in my part of the world that's two fish and chip suppers. To forego two portions of fish and chips each year in order to get 10% discount in spares isn't a difficult choice!


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Postby bigwol » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:58 am

2? Blimey fish and chips is cheap in your part of the world Eamonn!
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Postby Rob Harknett » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:55 am

Send 2 Fish & Chips to Kettering, you may even get 11% off

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Postby moley » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:11 pm

I am not concerned at the increase at all but i think we all should bear in mind the Andrew's Engineering and AMC CLassics which do a lot of the new parts as well and how much income will be lost if people choose to go to other suppliers which to be honest are always comparable in price. Dont get me wrong looking at the JAMPOT spares online doberry i have spent £8,500 over the last 10 years and believe the service is excellent along with the delivery. Cheers andy

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Postby Flash » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:57 pm

Sorry Rex, Got my numbers mixed up, didn't realise I put 50%. When I went to school, quite close to Kettering we had quite good results on maths 75% of us passed easily, the other 45% gave up.

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Postby Rob Harknett » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:32 pm

This is what you need to consider.
When the discount started at £5.
Only for example.
Say £5,000 was recieved from 1000 members paying the £5.
& the discount they all got, was £10,000.
For that same £5,000 received now, the discount given would be one hell of a lot more that £10k. The gap between money in and discount given just got too wide.

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Postby Malleon » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:52 pm

Rob,
Surely this will be fully explained in the reports to the JSL Annual General Meeting as in my earlier post ? When the information is given, there should be no doubts that your 'example' is very close to the true position. In which case, JSL must have cost the Club a substantial amount over the years.
I will wait and see !
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