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- Jun 4, 2008
- Nations Capital....seriously
I looked at buying a 7900 when I bought my 660 but the HD filter was like $260 locally which made it not much cheaper overall than the 660. (yes I know they are like $75 if you get them from the us but I just wanted to buy a saw ready to go.) I am quite interested in the solo 658 to replace an 034 but at 1200 here in oz it will have to wait. Would get one from the states but I don't have the contacts over there to be able to.
Yeah, the price for the HD filter here is a joke, as are most spares.
OK, it's a complete new bottom plate housing, top housing, etc, etc but the RRP here for the Dolamr HD filter kit is crazy.
Before I ordered my HD filter kit from Kyle @ Edge & Engine I emailed Makita here and at the time they were on the boat from Germany and about to land and they advised me the RRP.
I told them they needed to sharpen their pencils and that I was buying most all my small parts from the US already.
I get the impression that Makita Oz really aren't interested in *** from my dealings with them directly and the nearest dealer who also handles Husky, and pushes them in preference to Dolmar/Makita.
Apparently the nearest dealer moved a lot of Dolmar saws in the eighties, but Husky really come to the party in terms of advertising these days and there could be a fair old difference I margins too.