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Re: Ripped off ? or a fair profit ?

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Originally Posted by colemj View Post
Here is an example. One can buy the "big-name marine manufacturer" blower: https://www.amazon.com/MARINE-PERFOR...gateway&sr=8-3

Or one can buy the identical item from a "no-name manufacturer": https://www.amazon.com/MARINE-PERFOR...gateway&sr=8-3

I own one of each of these, and both are in operation, and I can tell you that there is not a lick of difference between the two except for the thin sticker around the middle.

I suspect that all "manufacturers" are not actually making these, but getting their supply from the same builder.

Mark
The only difference is the big guy spends a lot more money on advertising in all the glossy marine mags.

I just went through this comparison on three new bilge pumps. I spent $150 on the no name brand rathers than $360 on the name brand ..... I could not tell the difference.

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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