The phrase "scene tax"

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The phrase "scene tax"

Postby FBI » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:29 am

Usually said by those relatively new to the scene (correct me if I'm wrong) who have not seen prices steadily build over a long period as costs go up and rarity of items increases.
If someone states looking for a part for my bus but not looking to pay "scene tax" prices what I read is I am looking to pay less than the item is worth.
The phrase is done. But it's quite possible these guys still say "Wassuuup" when they answer the phone.
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Re: The phrase "scene tax"

Postby shelltoes » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:44 am

I try not to get eggy about it, but i completely agree.
"Scene tax" just seems to be a jealous(?), annoyed or at least misinformed way of saying "market value"

Anyone using the term should be made to advertise their bus at what Parkers guide value it at.
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Re: The phrase "scene tax"

Postby Huw » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:13 pm

Totally agree Graham, its not tax, its pure supply and demand.

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Re: The phrase "scene tax"

Postby vwJim » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:47 pm

I think it's more of a "lazy" or "ignorance tax".

Supply and demand covers the rare, hard to produce stuff etc etc.

The inflated prices for basic nuts and bolts type stuff, is simply paying for someone else to sell you the correct item so you don't have to research the answer and buy yourself
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Re: The phrase "scene tax"

Postby Huw » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:50 pm

Yes Jim,
But as soon as someone comments 'scene tax' it transfers into my head as, I'm a dick head!


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Re: The phrase "scene tax"

Postby macca1 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:24 am

got to agree with jim , some items for sale are pure rip off,lot of people including long time dealers cashing in..

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Re: The phrase "scene tax"

Postby DOUGAL » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:25 pm

I agree that 'scene tax' doesn't exist for rare items and a lot of (original) parts have become harder to get.
But if you want to buy a rubber and it's priced a lot more than when you go to your local car/camping/boat shop what is that called?
I agree with Jim. If you look around you will find cheaper ways of getting the basic nuts and bolts type stuff.

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