Rhino Rack Ripoff

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Rhino Rack Ripoff

Postby marmel » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:26 am

I'm quite keen on a Rhino Rack Pioneer tradie to sit on my roofbars.

I saw the rack on the aussie Rhino Rack page, $1009AU or $1079NZ.

Imagine my shock when I saw the price on the NZ Rhino Rack site, $1914NZ.

A big thanks to the NZ importer for further encouraging kiwis to shop offshore.

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Re: Rhino Rack Ripoff

Postby marmel » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:50 pm

Here is the reply from the NZ distributor Facebook page:

"Hi there Marty, just checked out our websites. The part number this refers to is 45107B and they price up as $1009 AU and $1315 NZ. NZ pricing takes into account the exchange rates and freight component."


So they appeared to have plucked the exchange rate out of the air as it is miles out. They also appear to be claiming it is costing $600 per roofrack for freight. What a load of shite.

It's pretty annoying because I would much rather support local businesses but at those prices they are asking their customers to bend over and take one for the team.

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Re: Rhino Rack Ripoff

Postby Crash bandicoot » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:46 pm

I just brought a cheap $180 dollar one and cut it and extended how I wanted.
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Re: Rhino Rack Ripoff

Postby marmel » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:23 pm

Crash bandicoot wrote:I just brought a cheap $180 dollar one and cut it and extended how I wanted.


Is it a full tray type?

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Re: Rhino Rack Ripoff

Postby skid » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:39 pm

What vehicle do you have. I have a rack I bought years ago but never used. Think it was for prado or landcruiser 100 series
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Re: Rhino Rack Ripoff

Postby marmel » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:45 pm

skid wrote:What vehicle do you have. I have a rack I bought years ago but never used. Think it was for prado or landcruiser 100 series


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Re: Rhino Rack Ripoff

Postby marmel » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:50 pm

Image

This is the Rhino Rack Tradie.

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Re: Rhino Rack Ripoff

Postby Korando29 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:31 pm

Just saw this post. I recently had fitted a Rhino Pioneer Tradie rack as pictured on this thread for NZ$1039.00 from Opposite Lock 4WD in Chch. Plus riviting of rails onto my Pajero & labour. But the Tradie Rack though imported from Aussie seemed to be the standard price at the moment from other suppliers i saw online?

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