Just received this email from India......you can buy 3M, Kerr, Caulk pretty much anyhting you desire at INCREDIBLE $$$$......
This email has been sent all over North America....don't you know it was manufacturers that created the GREY MARKET...trying to make quotas and reach the "3rd world" !!!!
It keeps coming back in to haunt everyone.....
TOP DENTAL PRODUCTS FROM INDIA
z100 syringes 8004 14.5US$
Z250 syringes 1370 16US$
Z250 xt syringes 20US$
z250 kit 7syr kit 100US$
z350 1370 16US$
z350 flow 6032 36US$
p60 8100 17US$
scotchbond adhesive 3009 25US$
scotchbond primer 3008 25US$
singlebond 2 51202 25US$
soflex discs 4851 10US$
soflex discs 4931 10US$
relyx arc 3415 a3 46US$
relyx ceramic primer 2721 19US$
relyx luting 2 3525 A 100US$
relyx U200 110US$
express std putty 7312 50US$
express light body 7302 38US$
express xt putty 36972 60US$
express xt light body 36974 48US$
ketac fill plus 55280 38US$
ketac cem radiopaque 37200 38US$
cavit G 44313 11US$
relyx temp ne 56660 26US$
ss crowns pack of 2 6US$
relyx fiber post 56861 100US$
relyx unicem capsules 56816 110US$
express xt light body 36974 48US$
express xt putty soft 36972 60US$
adper easy one 85010 58USS$
ketac molar easy mix 56633 32US$
vitrebond kit 7510 58US$
vitrebond powder 7512p 36US$
vitrebond liquid 7512L 36US$
adper easy one 58US$
imp soft medium body 31755 58US$
imp penta cartridge 77792 90US$
imp penta single pack 31791 65US$
imp penta soft 31792 65US$
penta mix tips 71457 pack of 30 28US$
elastomer syr 71225 90US$
express xt penta putty 36892 66US$
express xt penta h 36891 ^^US$
protemp 11 A3 90US$
protemp 11 A2 90US$
protemp 4 a3,a2,a1 105US
durafill vs syringe 66000008 17.5US$
solitaire syringe 66001634 20US$
charisma syringe 66003775 17US$
charisma flow syringe 66015497 17US$
gluma comfort bond and desensitizer 66021368 39US$
gold label 1 50US$
gold label 11 32US$
gold label 1x 44US$
g bond 62US$
miracle mix 80US$
ah 26 48US$
ah plus 52US$
prime and bond nt 3ml32US$
k file 5US$
what is really amazing is the price that product are sold for in different areas of the world. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be giving this outfit my credit card numbers for any discount. Let the buyer beware!
It's not the manufacturers entire fault; its the distributor. Somewhere along the distribution chain of their products a 3M distributor has divereted 3M products to a non-distributor. This is the problem. If this distribution problem could be solved there would be no grey market. It's the distributor not the manufacturer or the dentists fault. If you want to avoid the grey market avoid the distributor and buy direct.
Not sure if I would blame the distributor on this one, I may be bias though :). From what I have seen not to many customers turn down getting the same product at half the value. It's all based on money. The distributor in another country sees a way to make more money by selling to unauthorized dealers in other countries and makes a profit, then the dealer sells to the dentist making more of a profit then they would have selling the same product but buying it legit, then the dentist makes more of a profit on his patient. How to stop these things? Personally I think if I product is sold to the dealers in the USA at xxxx price it should be sold throughout the whole world at the same price.
I agree that the manufacturers issue the wholesale prices and let the products go out there. They are trying to get sales in a depressed market. The distributing companies have to make something on the items to market and sell them! Depends on their overheads. Most try to maintain decent profit margins.
I have just returned from Europe. You think things are bad in North America? Just wait....All wealthy Italians are bailing out of Italy with their money and France will be next!
It is obvious that the world is now catching "down"(not UP!) to realistically selling at Asian prices.
Lets face it the worlds global ecomony woes have been mostly started through the massive oil industries greed causing delivery, food, clothing, housing etc as well as manufacturing costs to spiral out of control. The goverments never will tell us there is any price fixing because they are involved in getting monthly rebate checks!!!