fantastic mark up

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by jimtylee, Apr 19, 2011.

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  1. How do these uk military suppliers get away with charging incredible prices for parts and equipment??? have of late been buying some Clansman bit and pieces ....a ordinary aerial C plug bought on ebay for £2.50 pounds.........came in suppliers sealed package with the price to H.M GOVERNMENT of wait for it £35.00..........could quote lots of other instances...of how the tax payer is being ripped off.......who authorises these deals????
  2. Probably because people keep nicking the bits to sell on ebay for £2.50
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  3. <Cough!> 'antenna' <Cough!>
  4. A bloke with us who was most eager to meet his German Girl friend over the weekend offered me 1000DM to do his guard for him, that was around £330 back then!

    There are many crazy examples of wild finance costings in H.M Forces, and it is true that the manufactures of such items make a killing.

    I suppose that the old argument that "it goes back into the British economy" could be some acceptable justification for this financing madness.

    As a matter of interest, Sweden, (a neutral country) made huge financial profit during WW2 supplying kit for the Nazi war machine !

    Link ..... Co-Opting Nazi Germany: Neutrality in Europe During World War II