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New Balace shoes prices in Poland


zion  
10 May 2007 /  #1
can some one tell me how a NB shoe cost 54,99 GBPin London and the same shoe here in Warsaw cost 363 PLN what is 65,00 GBD ?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! since when Warsaw can be more expensive then London when people make less then then half of the wages here in Poland can some one tell me how come ????
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
10 May 2007 /  #2
I can only think that it is because over in London there are plenty of upmarket competitors with a better image so that they can't command the same premium. Maybe in Warsaw there is not the same level of competition from other brands?
OP zion  
10 May 2007 /  #3
there are Adidas and Puma and many other big names here so ...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
10 May 2007 /  #4
What about the mega expensive US brands from the hip hop boys that command top money in London? Sorry don't know their names cos I tend to buy Hi Tec trainers (ie sad old git)
Decorator 4 | 291  
10 May 2007 /  #5
New Balance do excellent running shoes, i have rarely paid over £100 for a proper pair of running shoes though..

(How can i weedle the Cheeky Girls in this thread...hmm damn it i can't....)
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
10 May 2007 /  #6
can i weedle the Cheeky Girls in this thread

I think they wear trainers in bed..... helps Lemsip get to the Division Bell on time
OP zion  
10 May 2007 /  #7
the same shoes in the USA is about 30 US bucks !!!! and is NB we talking about here not a luxury brand like DG or Versace !!!
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
10 May 2007 /  #8
There can't be much competition in Warsaw then. If there was, prices would fall as the retailers unloaded the stock..... Is the 'Russian' market still going down at the Stadium... loads of bargains there.
Decorator 4 | 291  
10 May 2007 /  #9
It's is probably as szarlotka said Zion, the competition for sales in U.S and the U.K is so high, it naturally pusehes the prices down.. it's a pity for you but life i suppose.. Don't you know anyone in U.K who can get a pair for you?
OP zion  
10 May 2007 /  #10
There can't be much competition in Warsaw

There are !!! plenty all the big names brands are here I guess is just having EU prices but not EU wages !
hello 22 | 891  
10 May 2007 /  #11
ALL brand clothing in Poland is more expensive than in the US or UK.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
10 May 2007 /  #12
Smaller market of affluent poles and expats. There is no way the average earning Varovian could afford those prices
OP zion  
10 May 2007 /  #13
sales

for who they will sell ??? the most folks around here can not pay more then what cost in the UK is crazy men !

the reasson things cost more in the UK is becouse people make more money ! here people make less much less as matter effect so if things start to cost the same or like in this case even more !!! soon will be no people to buy anything in here they will be all in the UK !!!
Frank 23 | 1,183  
10 May 2007 /  #14
It could well be that the Polish government adds an extra "tax" to imports, which roughly doubles the price of some items....hence the high value goods from the West cost more in Poland, even the cars are more expensive!
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
10 May 2007 /  #15
It could well be that the Polish government adds an extra "tax" to imports,

I guess that was the obvious answer Frank.... I got embroiled in supply & demand theory.... Did they get dispensation from the EU to do that... If so, how long for?
Frank 23 | 1,183  
10 May 2007 /  #16
In Ireland they have been doing this for decades to cars..........50% Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT...or close to that!)...this is on the net price, so the government gets about 1/3 overall straight back to the taxman.
OP zion  
10 May 2007 /  #17
the shoes comefrom the UK not from the USA so from the EU area I know they Polish gonverment has high tax from out side the EU but dont know if is the same if the good come from the EU area
Eamon - | 27  
11 May 2007 /  #18
There should be no tax from the uk as it is free trade across borders, or should be

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