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Minx...Hmmm what to do!!
#1
Well Im thinking of getting into Minx. so I start looking around and decide that I may buy the kit. I have heard and seen (on web) Minx and Im loving it. But its really expensive to buy so I thought I would buy straight from Minx. I couldnt find anywhere in Australia (that I could find). So joind Minx and they email me and say we have a supplier in Aus. Now the kit is $300 and I gather Minx is USA somewhere,to buy the kit in Aus is $631 converted to USD its $669. well see my dilemma, if I buy from Aus thats means I have to charge so much more to do minx and I dont think clients will pay that (I dont think I would either). I cant understand why its so expensive here when post isnt that much. Minx wont get back to me now that they gave their company email(the Australian one) to me but at the end of their email they said any questions let us know..this sucks so I dont think I can offer minx and not one salon in my area does minx let alone knows what it is....Im a beautytech junkie Thanks girls for opening my eyes to the fabulous world of nails..........Thank you for all letting me post my frustrations...and any ideas to get around this would be fantastic too...
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#2
I haven't tried Minx yet but I understand that shakee nails are similar. Maybe they would be cheaper.
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#3
This is the information for Minx Australia. I had signed up with them at one point not knowing that this was for distributors in Australia and this is some of the information they sent me. I hope it helps you find someone in your area with better pricing!!

"You can also contact the Minx specialised distributor in your state should you require personal assistance or to see the complete range. Call us for your local distributor. Minx Nails is also supported throughout Australia and New Zealand by our highly skilled team of accredited Style Squad members offering a range of education options from 1 on 1 and group bookings to over the phone & in salon technical support. FREECALL us on 1 800 700 510 in Australia and 0800 578 908 in New Zealand for more information. JOIN THE FAMILY TODAY"
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#4
I just found this information for them as well:

5a.19 township drive west burleigh queensland australia 4220

p. 617 55200464 f. 617 55202733 [email protected] http://www.switchfunky.com.au

1 800 700 510



I believe you can find them on facebook as well under switch funky. Good luck!!!
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#5
I would wait, dashing diva is coming out with a unbelievable product January, so beats minx, and it lasts, I had the luxury of trying it in July at cosmoprof, it's wonderful, no lamps, no mess, easy and it lasts 10 days..... Hold out, it's really fab, kudos to dashing diva!
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#6
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:43 pm Post subject:
I just found this information for them as well:

5a.19 township drive west burleigh queensland australia 4220

p. 617 55200464 f. 617 55202733 [email protected] http://www.switchfunky.com.au

1 800 700 510


This is who is charging so much..
Is it a US product or ???
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#7
Tbaglette, this issue exists everywhere outside the US. I live in Canada, and the same products are very costly here as well. International distributors have to pay for the product using their own currency, shipping, customs and duty. If you were able to order it directly from the US, you'd be charged all these things as well before your delivery person would hand over the package to you. I guarantee you'd save very little in the long run. Sometimes you do, it just depends on what you're ordering. Distributors have the right to earn a living selling these products, they're not in business to give it away. I know it seems rather pricy to you, but you need to factor in all the different costs and then decide if it's worth it to you.
Laura Merzetti
http://www.scratchmyback.ca
CND Education Ambassador
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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#8
scratchmyback, I understand all that and I feel for them but I also own a business and I find it a tad frustrating when some companys supply and charge what they like at a crazy price(I have know idea what they pay or their mark up) but this was just a vent and I didnt want to upset anyone.....My busness wont be selling minx when its at this price and this makes me sad that my clients wont see it unless they buy off ebay (which isnt that much more expensive than the price i pay) And I know it may not be as good as a pro job .... This is just my opinion
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#9
Suzanne :
> I would wait, dashing diva is coming out with a unbelievable product January,
> so beats minx, and it lasts, I had the luxury of trying it in July at cosmoprof,
> it's wonderful, no lamps, no mess, easy and it lasts 10 days..... Hold out,
> it's really fab, kudos to dashing diva!
Can you buy dashing diva products at the cosmoprof beauty supply
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#10
No drama with any of this now as Minx won't even answer my emails. This is so frustrating, when they finally answered my first email they said email if any questions , thats only if they like the questions you send them. Thank you for all your answers to my first post everyone. And I will have to find something else thats cheaper than minx.....
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#11
Hey there, if you want to try Sheekee a place called NZ Nail Academy Ltd http://www.nznailacademy.co.nz ship to Australia and they are so much cheaper than Minx but work the same if not better and they have french tip designs to go under acrylic or gel. Worth contacting them cheers Smile
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#12
Suzanne :
> I would wait, dashing diva is coming out with a unbelievable product January,
> so beats minx, and it lasts, I had the luxury of trying it in July at cosmoprof,
> it's wonderful, no lamps, no mess, easy and it lasts 10 days..... Hold out,
> it's really fab, kudos to dashing diva!

They had samples in Nailpro. Hope these are as good as they look and not expensive. That's why I haven't done Minx or Sheekee.
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#13
Quote:garyjon414 :
> Suzanne :
>> I would wait, dashing diva is coming out with a unbelievable product January,
>> so beats minx, and it lasts, I had the luxury of trying it in July at cosmoprof,
>> it's wonderful, no lamps, no mess, easy and it lasts 10 days..... Hold out,
>> it's really fab, kudos to dashing diva!

.
> Can you buy dashing diva products at the cosmoprof beauty supply

Hi Tbaglette, I feel your frustration, I hope you find something less pricey and with better costumer support.

I honestly can say, in my own opinion I've seen and touched both(Minx and Dashing Diva), and Minx still looks better quality to me, better selection, and much better colors, and yes 'Dashing Diva" they are for sale at cosmoprof I just saw the display at my local store. I am still trying to find something also like minx but not as pricey, I am going to look at the Sheekee and see how it looks, thanks vampnail for the info.
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#14
It's political.

The underlying reason that goods are more expensive in Canada is the tax. I am unfamiliar with social services in Australia so I can't comment on that. The extra costs are associated with paying distributers costs and more taxes than we have in the US. One huge example is Canadas national health care. As of yet, we do not have that in the US. It would take much higher taxes for everybody, added to goods and services, than we currently have to be able to pay for national health care. Also, distributers costs keep those people working and adds another layer of taxation.

Agree or disagree with the principal, but that is why the same products cost more in some countries than the US.
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#15
I believe I heard that Sheekee is closing down. Just wanted to give a heads up in case you were considering ordering from them. Of course, you might want to contact them to verify that, but I believe that is what they posted on their facebook page.
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#16
kkgunn :
> It's political.
>
> The underlying reason that goods are more expensive in Canada is the tax.
> I am unfamiliar with social services in Australia so I can't comment on that.
> The extra costs are associated with paying distributers costs and more taxes
> than we have in the US. One huge example is Canadas national health care.
> As of yet, we do not have that in the US. It would take much higher taxes
> for everybody, added to goods and services, than we currently have to be able
> to pay for national health care. Also, distributers costs keep those people
> working and adds another layer of taxation.
>
> Agree or disagree with the principal, but that is why the same products cost
> more in some countries than the US.

I don't normally do this, but I just had to respond.

I fail to see how my country's health care system makes products more expensive to purchase here in Canada. We are talking import/export here, not the business of government. We do pay brokerage and duty on products imported into Canada. Brokerage fees go to the carrier (ie UPS, FedEx, etc). Duty is the amount of sales tax we would pay on the item if it were for sale here in this country.

Not that it matters, because we are discussing the OP's desire to purchase Minx in Australia, so I don't know why you felt the need to explain how my country works.
Laura Merzetti
http://www.scratchmyback.ca
CND Education Ambassador
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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#17
I often read posts about how much more expensive goods are in Canada (as well as the UK and other countries) and techs wondering how they can get things shipped to them without paying import/duty tax.

I thought maybe if people knew why it costs more maybe they would stop asking how they can get things cheaper. The product itself doesn't cost more, it's the tax that makes it more expensive.
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