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6th August 2018
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  • Absolutely not. They don't always conform to Australian safety regulations, power connections, and they mostly do not have agents in Australia. So if the machine breaks down local techs can't fix it because (a) they are unfamiliar with the machine and (b) the parts will have to be sourced overseas. That would be very hit and miss trying to explain exactly which part is required when the language barrier is taken into consideration. Even if you found a tech, and the correct parts could be sourced the machine would be down for a considerable period.
    I am afraid we prefer the safety of an imported machine with solid backing in Australia in regards to techs and parts.

  • Do you look for printed products on alibaba, made-in-china.com etc to bypass Australian Printers and their huge markups.
    That doesn't sound nice does it? Suppliers of machinery, like most people reading this have wages and rent to pay as well. There is no crime in making a profit to make sure your employees have a job to support their own families. A bit of tall poppy syndrome going on with this question.

  • I know some people search for products online in the hope of saving a few dollars but you have to ask yourself, is it worth it, bearing in mind you might need support, if it is equipment you are purchasing. If it is consumables, yo have to consider the quality of the product. I would never do it and I don't recommend it is a practice that you should.consider.
  • Resellers of equipment in Australia are entitles to make a profit, just the same as the person who put this question up. "Huge markups" - I suppose the size of the markup could be determined by the guarantee and support that could be required.
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