1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. TheDutchman92

    TheDutchman92 Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,171
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Anyone know why on earth monster dogs cost $90US on the US site and $160AUD on the Australian site even though the AUD is on parity with the US and has been for almost a year?
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. Juleye Exclusive Eyewear

    Juleye Exclusive Eyewear http://www.juleye.nl

    Messages:
    744
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Prices are being decided depending on the currency at the moment of release. That's how they work at Oakley, after that they stay the same. That's the reason for some of the big differences.
     
  3. TheDutchman92

    TheDutchman92 Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,171
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Knowledge is power, thank you
     
  4. Oakley_Sight

    Oakley_Sight Gotta love a good DOG

    Messages:
    4,189
    Trophy Points:
    523
    There are also the import & tax dutys with the different countries plus transport in shipping the goods around the world etc. We here in the UK pay VAT on everything imported into the county (or rather should if we have paid for it from abroad) if the amount is below something like £30. If it is above that amount then we pay (or should pay) import duty & VAT.
     
  5. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

    Messages:
    7,333
    Trophy Points:
    1,973
    I sell some stuff in AUS on a regular basis. One item for instance shipping in the US is $25, shipping to AUS is $195 but... includes shipping the pan from my warehouse in Missouri to California, loading it to a container headed for Australia, importing it into Australia (including duties and fees) and then shipping it to your location.
     
  6. Herbsley

    Herbsley Royal Duke of Hijinx

    Messages:
    5,516
    Trophy Points:
    1,943
    And then the other reason why Oakley charge higher prices outside the U.S. is simply because they can.
    They are a premium product.

    Example being Juliets RRP in US $350.
    UK is £300. Which is about $450.

    And bearing in mind retailers have a 100% profit margin on Oakley sunglasses too, makes buying them outside of the US a little bit more galling.

    But hey, it's like everything. We like 'em, so we buy 'em anyway.
     
  7. yoshi1984

    yoshi1984 I love working Dispatch

    Messages:
    4,711
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ^+1.

    For most Oakley addicts, we are willing to do what it takes to get what we want from them lol. I just sacrifice in other areas to make up for it which is rough at times.
     
  8. TheDutchman92

    TheDutchman92 Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,171
    Trophy Points:
    208
    Well said Yoshi couldn't agree more, can be very tough when multiple rare models you want all appear simultaneously
     
  9. Oakley_Sight

    Oakley_Sight Gotta love a good DOG

    Messages:
    4,189
    Trophy Points:
    523
    This is true so I just pick & choose what i'm after as they will come up again. Took me 6 months to get my collection of Plate together & i've being looking at OTT's for over a year now so the OTT is the priority for me now & then who knows what next. Possibly a Romeo 1. It's all a game of patience sometimes:cool:
     
  10. TheDutchman92

    TheDutchman92 Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,171
    Trophy Points:
    208
    OTTs sure are an interesting piece, very futuristic IMO