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Dr. Spa

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In Topic: Hotspot Rhythm

09 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

I'm retired....No dealer here. Just a little knowledge about business. If a dealer can not compete within the market? It seems like the market is pretty consistent, from dealer to dealer (within a give area) Some of the regulars here, in the business, used to joke about being in the Lear Jet club.....sarcastically of course. I'm not offended, simply rolling my eyes at folks that don't even begin to have a clue as to the costs and risks of owning and running a business. You actually seem to be offended that no one will tell you their cost of a product you're interested in buying. Do you ask the grocery store what they pay for the food they sell? Any idea what the gas station pays for the gas you buy? Any idea what a movie theater makes off each ticket they sell? You want to know what a dealer pays for a spa, so that you can determine what YOU think is a fair price (which no one can possibly do without also knowing ALL of the expenses and overhead). How is that any less fair than a dealer asking to see what you made last year, and a list of all your expenses, so they can determine what YOU can afford, and price their products at a point they THINK is fair to you? Make an offer. If the dealer thinks it fair, they may accept it. If they think they're losing money (and they KNOW what they need to make on a sale to stay in business), they might make a counter offer.

In Topic: Hotspot Rhythm

09 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

Most dealer I know of work 10 to 14 hours, 6 to 7 days a week., invest and risk their own money into their business, putting their homes and kids college funds up as collateral. That's some pretty hard working!

In Topic: Hotspot Rhythm

09 August 2014 - 01:41 PM

What is the dealers overhead? Rent, wages, electricity, insurance, taxes, employment taxes, interest payments, building costs, vehicles, advertising, website hosting and maintenance, and everything else. While we're at it, how much did you make last year?

In Topic: How Many Gfcis Should I Have?

08 August 2014 - 07:42 AM

The way I read this, he's got two panels in his garage. One of the panels has a GFCI MAIN breaker feeding it, and then powers ALL 220v appliances in his home (I would imagine there's individual breakers then feeding each appliance... stove, dryer, air conditioner, spa etc.).

In Topic: Vibration Reduction Via Neoprene Pad

05 August 2014 - 11:01 AM

1" thick high density Styrofoam.

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