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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby The Ash Man » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:54 pm

Last week Bunnings had 7500 shipping containers stuck on the wharf in China with no idea when they will be released.

This is great for someone, like me, that manufactures products for the construction industry in Australia and doesn't rely on China
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Postby Booney » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:02 pm

The Ash Man wrote:Last week Bunnings had 7500 shipping containers stuck on the wharf in China with no idea when they will be released.

This is great for someone, like me, that manufactures products for the construction industry in Australia and doesn't rely on China


Not for us, who manufacture in Australia from products sourced from (our own factory) in China.
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Postby Footy Chick » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:18 pm

The Ash Man wrote:Last week Bunnings had 7500 shipping containers stuck on the wharf in China with no idea when they will be released.

This is great for someone, like me, that manufactures products for the construction industry in Australia and doesn't rely on China


This whole thing should hopefully have the government rethinking how we should be more self sufficient and not rely so heavily on China
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Dutchy » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:45 pm

Footy Chick wrote:
The Ash Man wrote:Last week Bunnings had 7500 shipping containers stuck on the wharf in China with no idea when they will be released.

This is great for someone, like me, that manufactures products for the construction industry in Australia and doesn't rely on China


This whole thing should hopefully have the government rethinking how we should be more self sufficient and not rely so heavily on China


Wont happen, when products can be made in China at around 1/3rd of what it costs here, aussie companies cant compete.

It must be a worry in China though, some of those business are on wafer thin margins, a couple of months of lost business and its all over. The flow on effect will be huge.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Booney » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:34 am

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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Booney » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:34 am

Dutchy wrote:
Footy Chick wrote:
The Ash Man wrote:Last week Bunnings had 7500 shipping containers stuck on the wharf in China with no idea when they will be released.

This is great for someone, like me, that manufactures products for the construction industry in Australia and doesn't rely on China


This whole thing should hopefully have the government rethinking how we should be more self sufficient and not rely so heavily on China


Wont happen, when products can be made in China at around 1/3rd of what it costs here, aussie companies cant compete.

It must be a worry in China though, some of those business are on wafer thin margins, a couple of months of lost business and its all over. The flow on effect will be huge.


1/3? :lol:
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Dutchy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:11 am

Booney wrote:
1/3? :lol:


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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Booney » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:22 am

Dutchy wrote:
Booney wrote:
1/3? :lol:


?


You said products can be made in China for about 1/3 of the cost of that in Australia, it's about 1/10th...or less.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Dutchy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:41 am

Varies depending on the product and industry.
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Postby Booney » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:54 am

Dutchy wrote:Varies depending on the product and industry.


Of course, but if it was only 1/3rd the cost to manufacture by the time you actually have it landed in Australia you're not making much money at all.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Dutchy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:29 pm

Dutchy wrote:As some know we had our trip to Bali cut short in March last year as my MIL's cancer suddenly got on top of her, we raced home and got to spend the last 24 hours with her. To get home the same day we had to fly via Perth and just paid whatever we needed to make it.

Anyway Ive been putting off contacting Jetstar about the return flights we never used, had some time today so got onto their live chat service, thinking Id have to fill out forms, send multiple emails etc just to get the value of the flights back, about $400.

After they asked a few questions and I uploaded the Death Certificate, it took about an hour, but they came back and said they are arranging a $1,000 credit for us to use and we will have the email in the first week of Jan. I was taken back cause the return flights only cost us $800, but then remembered that the flight we took from Bali to Perth was Jetstar and that cost us around $900 from memory, that was obviously considered.

They have copped a bad rap lately but well played Jetstar :)

Will use that to get back to Bali for Dec next year for our 50ths


Jetstar have a sale on at the moment, just booked December trip to Bali using voucher, cost us $500 out of pocket for 4 of us.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Corona Man » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:57 pm

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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:09 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Dutchy wrote:As some know we had our trip to Bali cut short in March last year as my MIL's cancer suddenly got on top of her, we raced home and got to spend the last 24 hours with her. To get home the same day we had to fly via Perth and just paid whatever we needed to make it.

Anyway Ive been putting off contacting Jetstar about the return flights we never used, had some time today so got onto their live chat service, thinking Id have to fill out forms, send multiple emails etc just to get the value of the flights back, about $400.

After they asked a few questions and I uploaded the Death Certificate, it took about an hour, but they came back and said they are arranging a $1,000 credit for us to use and we will have the email in the first week of Jan. I was taken back cause the return flights only cost us $800, but then remembered that the flight we took from Bali to Perth was Jetstar and that cost us around $900 from memory, that was obviously considered.

They have copped a bad rap lately but well played Jetstar :)

Will use that to get back to Bali for Dec next year for our 50ths


Jetstar have a sale on at the moment, just booked December trip to Bali using voucher, cost us $500 out of pocket for 4 of us.




I'll send thru my share shortly :lol:
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Footy Chick » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:24 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Dutchy wrote:As some know we had our trip to Bali cut short in March last year as my MIL's cancer suddenly got on top of her, we raced home and got to spend the last 24 hours with her. To get home the same day we had to fly via Perth and just paid whatever we needed to make it.

Anyway Ive been putting off contacting Jetstar about the return flights we never used, had some time today so got onto their live chat service, thinking Id have to fill out forms, send multiple emails etc just to get the value of the flights back, about $400.

After they asked a few questions and I uploaded the Death Certificate, it took about an hour, but they came back and said they are arranging a $1,000 credit for us to use and we will have the email in the first week of Jan. I was taken back cause the return flights only cost us $800, but then remembered that the flight we took from Bali to Perth was Jetstar and that cost us around $900 from memory, that was obviously considered.

They have copped a bad rap lately but well played Jetstar :)

Will use that to get back to Bali for Dec next year for our 50ths


Jetstar have a sale on at the moment, just booked December trip to Bali using voucher, cost us $500 out of pocket for 4 of us.


It'll cost you more than that when Bali becomes a do not travel destination :lol:
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:05 pm

Booney wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Footy Chick wrote:
The Ash Man wrote:Last week Bunnings had 7500 shipping containers stuck on the wharf in China with no idea when they will be released.

This is great for someone, like me, that manufactures products for the construction industry in Australia and doesn't rely on China


This whole thing should hopefully have the government rethinking how we should be more self sufficient and not rely so heavily on China


Wont happen, when products can be made in China at around 1/3rd of what it costs here, aussie companies cant compete.

It must be a worry in China though, some of those business are on wafer thin margins, a couple of months of lost business and its all over. The flow on effect will be huge.


1/3? :lol:


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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby The Ash Man » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:40 pm

Footy Chick wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Dutchy wrote:As some know we had our trip to Bali cut short in March last year as my MIL's cancer suddenly got on top of her, we raced home and got to spend the last 24 hours with her. To get home the same day we had to fly via Perth and just paid whatever we needed to make it.

Anyway Ive been putting off contacting Jetstar about the return flights we never used, had some time today so got onto their live chat service, thinking Id have to fill out forms, send multiple emails etc just to get the value of the flights back, about $400.

After they asked a few questions and I uploaded the Death Certificate, it took about an hour, but they came back and said they are arranging a $1,000 credit for us to use and we will have the email in the first week of Jan. I was taken back cause the return flights only cost us $800, but then remembered that the flight we took from Bali to Perth was Jetstar and that cost us around $900 from memory, that was obviously considered.

They have copped a bad rap lately but well played Jetstar :)

Will use that to get back to Bali for Dec next year for our 50ths


Jetstar have a sale on at the moment, just booked December trip to Bali using voucher, cost us $500 out of pocket for 4 of us.


It'll cost you more than that when Bali becomes a do not travel destination :lol:


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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby DOC » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:16 pm

Dutchy wrote:
Dutchy wrote:As some know we had our trip to Bali cut short in March last year as my MIL's cancer suddenly got on top of her, we raced home and got to spend the last 24 hours with her. To get home the same day we had to fly via Perth and just paid whatever we needed to make it.

Anyway Ive been putting off contacting Jetstar about the return flights we never used, had some time today so got onto their live chat service, thinking Id have to fill out forms, send multiple emails etc just to get the value of the flights back, about $400.

After they asked a few questions and I uploaded the Death Certificate, it took about an hour, but they came back and said they are arranging a $1,000 credit for us to use and we will have the email in the first week of Jan. I was taken back cause the return flights only cost us $800, but then remembered that the flight we took from Bali to Perth was Jetstar and that cost us around $900 from memory, that was obviously considered.

They have copped a bad rap lately but well played Jetstar :)

Will use that to get back to Bali for Dec next year for our 50ths


Jetstar have a sale on at the moment, just booked December trip to Bali using voucher, cost us $500 out of pocket for 4 of us.


Normally very wet and very humid in December. .You will need to be by the pool drinking plenty to survive. Lucky it's your 50th.
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby Dutchy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:25 pm

Thats this week is over, it can GGF'd!!!
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Re: Things that you rate!

Postby mighty hounds » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:36 pm

Tested out the Northern Connector today. 11 mins to get to the Virginia exit. Speed limit is only 80 atm as well. 30km to Angle Vale now and only 40 to Gawler.
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