Cost of labour per hour in my LBS ( any job that takes less than an hour is charged at the hourly rate)......75 euros
Cost of service for forks including new oil/seals.....287 euros
Cost of Fox 650lb spring (4 week wait for delivery)....99 euros
Blimey - I thought Denmark was expensive!¨
It's no secret that I own an LBS in an expensive country....
Hourly rate is about £45, less for regulars. In cities it's more - but not much more.
Full Pace services costs about £70. £40 more if you need wiper seals.
Bear in mind too that Danish VAT is 25% and that because we pay 50% tax, you need an employee hourly rate of £18 for an employee to be able to pay the bills.
But as I've stated elsewhere, Rose & Discount make their own bikes and buy at OEM prices - and having worked at a distributor, I happen to know what they are. Every other post in Danish MTB forums at the moment seems to be "I'm a beginner - should I buy X Radon, Y Rose or Z Canyon?" so it sometimes seems like viral marketing.
In proportion to price paid by retailer - it ain't the LBS that's being greedy. Rose and Discount are just pricing everyone else out of the market by stacking high, selling direct and selling off what they don't need for bike production - I don't keep anything in stock that's available from them, apart from normal wear and tear stuff. There's just no point as nobody buys it. Chances of people using warranty for other than the most expensive items bought from them is slim too, due to postage costs. So tell me again? Who's being greedy? And who's having their cake AND eating it?
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.