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O U C H !!!

Postby Aja » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:38 pm

....got to be havin'a larf. I wus charged £33. Yup Thirty-three Pounds Sterling for a 1" MG Duff shaft anode from a weel kent chandlery not a million miles from where I stay.

Day light robbery. I kept on looking around for the t.v. cameras...... :cry:

If it wasn't for the price of my Gori prop........

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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby Arghiro » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:52 pm

Dare I say, you agreed to pay it?

Try your local boat jumble, or on-line, next time & keep one in the shed.

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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby Mark » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:57 am

Aja wrote:....got to be havin'a larf. I wus charged £33. Yup Thirty-three Pounds Sterling for a 1" MG Duff shaft anode from a weel kent chandlery not a million miles from where I stay.

Day light robbery. I kept on looking around for the t.v. cameras...... :cry:

If it wasn't for the price of my Gori prop........

Donald


I know a bloke who makes his own. Buys zinc granules for a model shop, melts them with a blowlamp and pours the lot into a mould. I don't think it's really worth it for him but it is for a buddy with a Steel yacht with 12 anodes.

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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby Greyfisherman » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:38 pm

Hallo - new to forum - try www.zincsmart.com

They have most types - hope it helps.

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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby sahona » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:11 pm

I needed silicone grease for the upmast electrics. The local chandler is charging £11.45 for a tube of radiospares-made stuff selling at £4.75 online. Good markup eh?
I'm all for keeping the local shop open and available, but not at that differential.
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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby Arghiro » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:49 pm

That's the point isn't it? You don't mind paying a premium to have the stuff available when you want it & on the doorstep. You know they have to carry large stocks, with low turn over, so margins need to be reasonable. But even if they were paying the retail price themselves a 200% markup is a step too far.

Are the Chandler's suppliers taking the pee from them too, I wonder?

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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby FullCircle » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:31 pm

I always order mine from John at Zincsmart.com
Very helpful chap and good service, excellent prices. I buy mine for 3 years at a time, because it saves on the postage.

CMX-03 . . . 1" (25.4mm). . . £10.84
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Postby fjarvis » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:56 pm

Another :thumbsup: for ZincSmart from me - great service and seems to be a good quality product. I had the bonus that I just found a couple of sets in the garage that I ordered a couple of years ago - so they are going on before launch tomorrow :D

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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby Aja » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:52 pm

Greyfisherman wrote:Hallo - new to forum - try http://www.zincsmart.com

They have most types - hope it helps.


Thanks for that ! Bit too late for this year. Will bookmark it for future ref. I assume that we are all comparing like for like here?

Are all shaft anodes created equal?

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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby Piperatsea » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:22 pm

All anodes are not created equal.
MG Duff use Milspec zinc-no idea what else is in them.
I tried to buy Aluminium anodes for a boat kept in brackish water (sea loch) all the chandlery bods looked at me like i was mental- some had clearly never heard of ally anodes. Ordered them from Anodes Direct on line. Pleasant surprise to see they were cheaper than zinc.

£33 for a shaft anode seems a bit steep but I saw stainless anode bolts priced at £30! Each! I bough Zn coated ones still£5 but at least the same material as the anode backing plate.

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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby Silkie » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:32 pm

Apologies for the delay in aprroving you Piper but I'm having computer troubles at the moment and have also been away all week. Don't know what Nick's excuse is. :fishing:
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Re: O U C H !!!

Postby Booby Trapper » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:03 pm

Definite rip off, £13.25 for a MG duff 1" shaft anode at Duncans. .


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