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Old 03-17-2015, 03:52 AM   #321 (permalink)
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I was reading that the profit margin in the food industry is often around four percent, so at least there, price and cost should have a relationship.

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Do you mean the grocery industry? Groceries are a commodity where they don't dare raise prices on much except gimmicky stuff.
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I bet if we go window shopping and test eating our vegetables, haggle over the price and return some rotten fruit, then the margin would need to be much higher

The margin in the food industry can be small as it is pretty much a constant process with relatively low investment and a quick turnover.
If you add the shops to the calculation the margin needs to be higher. There is a big gap between what the farmers get for their crop and what it retails for in the supermarket.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:58 PM   #324 (permalink)
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Net profits of 4% are common. If you have trouble sleeping read Kotler on Marketing.
Take care of the paying customers and they will feed you and your family.
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If you don't like air bags then disconnect them in favor of a five point harness and a helmet.
If I did it into a car from 2014 or newer it wouldn't be roadworthy in my country.
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If you don't like air bags then disconnect them in favor of a five point harness and a helmet.
There was a study that showed a simple foam headband would be more effective than an airbag.

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There was a study that showed a simple foam headband would be more effective than an airbag.

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Cheaper, lighter, interchangeable to other vehicles...
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There was a study that showed a simple foam headband would be more effective than an airbag.

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One estimate has put the potential benefit of such a device (in terms of reduced societal Harm) as high as $380 million, compared with $123 million for padding the upper interior of the car. This benefit derives from the fact that in a crash, the head strikes objects other than those that could be padded inside the car.
Doesn't mention airbags.
It is better (according to one estimate) than padding, not airbags.

You'd get even better protection by wearing a crash helmet.
And a racing overall, gloves and boots.
And HANS.
Err...

Aussie government should know damn well no Aussie would ever wear that unless it has Foster's on it in big letters.
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Aussies are big fans of safety headgear: all of their hats can be used as flotation devices.

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There was a study that showed a simple foam headband would be more effective than an airbag.
That's more than a "simple foam" headband. That appears to be basically 1/4 of a crash helmet. It has a hard plastic outer layer, and foam interior.

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