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post #15 of Old 01-07-2007
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... different business format.

Some manufacturers price the engines at very low prices with the intent of gaining market share; this market share then becomes a captive audience for their parts/spares which are greatly overpriced and coded so as not to make it easy to find aftermarket replacements. Very much like the consumer printer/fax market, they practically give the hardware away but then you must pay for the toner/ink at a very high price/manufacturer margin.

BETAMARINE does not get into price wars to gain acceptance by the builders so you pay more on initial purchase but you can get parts at the local KUBOTA tractor dealer for decent prices (without the "Marine" mark up). We give you the KUBOTA part numbers and you are free to buy where ever you get the best pricing. Of course, we sell all parts and we have to compete with the market at large.

Also, BETAMARINE has chosen the re power niche. And when you order we can match the Atomic 4 engine mount foot print ... for example.

BETAMARINE is an OEM option on some vessels like CaboRico.

George.

George Llop
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