Yello to Mello wrote:dramtastic wrote:
Useing some of these examples this is what I have to pay In Australia.
'fiddich 15 $90
HP 12 $65
Laph CS $120
Mac 12 $75
Ardbeg 10 $85
Tali 10 $75
Cragg 12 $75
Laph QC $100
HP 18 $150
Tali 18 $130
JW Green $75
Balvenie DW $90
You get the point.
If those prices are in AUD, most of those prices arent *that* bad. Ardbeg 10 looks like a good bargain. The only ones that look like gouges are the Balvenie DW and the Lappies.
MTY those prices are in Aussie Dollars. Now the probem is the false logic of using exchange rates to give what you would perceive as they're real value/cost.
I earn Aussie dollars not USD. Now having lived in the US for a time i can tell you that most jobs, like for like, pay similar money here as there. We don't earn twice as much in any particular job that would make those prices look reasonable.
So if you earn USD100 in the states and buy a bottle of a'bunadh the cost is roughly 50% of that $100. In Australia for that same AUD100 I get payed, I have to pay 100% of my hard earned to buy that bottle.
Now if you come from the States to Australia and change your money you will get slightly better value than I do when you buy anything. Only slightly mind you, as the Aussie dollar is now worth a bit over 90% of the USD so even after exchange rates you as a tourist would still have to pay 91USD for a bottle of a'bunadh etc etc. Which is not an advantage I have anyway.