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#1

Balmain Bob
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From: Hill End, NSW
Joined: 10 June 2013
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03 December 2019 07:13 am

https://cwpsupplies.com.au/

Sorry to see this shop gone.


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#2

nucopia
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From: West Gladstone, QLD
Joined: 07 July 2015
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03 December 2019 07:27 am

Yeah
i got on line last week to order a gold pan from them and their web site said they were shutting down.
Sorry to see them go too.


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#3

StoneTheCrows
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From: Central Coast, NSW
Joined: 21 February 2018
Posts: 699
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03 December 2019 08:26 am

Is that the shop at Mudgee?

#4

OrangeNugget
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03 December 2019 08:31 am

yes

#5

mudgee hunter
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03 December 2019 11:52 am

Wow! I better duck down and have a look!


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#6

RM Outback
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03 December 2019 04:05 pm

Not good they were great to deal with perfect I hope everyone involved isn't affected to much, I'll ask a few questions and see what I can learn.

#7

ctxkid
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From: Up Ship Creek
Joined: 12 April 2018
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03 December 2019 07:11 pm

that is so sad to hear , another one bites the dust sad


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#8

CreviceSucker
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Joined: 24 November 2013
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04 December 2019 09:30 pm

Two of my best industrial suppliers shut down this week after 30 & 40 years in business .

One said November was his worst month since 1989 cry

#9

ctxkid
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From: Up Ship Creek
Joined: 12 April 2018
Posts: 2,263
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06 December 2019 06:44 am

even coffee shops are quiet around here yikes

things are crook brokenheart


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#10

OrangeNugget
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06 December 2019 07:24 am

bLame china

and people who buy chinese
(which is everyone btw)

#11

ctxkid
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From: Up Ship Creek
Joined: 12 April 2018
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07 December 2019 08:16 am

OrangeNugget wrote:

bLame china

and people who buy chinese
(which is everyone btw)

we need a trump in Australia to ban chinese import


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#12

goldwright
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07 December 2019 08:43 am

Australia continues to make it so hard for small to medium businesses. Been in Business for nearly 20 years now and just my safety expenses in the last 5 years alone has gone from 2ish% to nearly 8% out of my margins. Carbon tax was introduced eletricity bill went from 3% to 6% and even after tax was removed still paying more no reduction, just the QBCC alone this year cost $1000 as they now want smaller business to have financial audits for what reason, who knows. Trump might not be popular with the masses but reckon business owners would love him.

Sad to see another business close down


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#13

OrangeNugget
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07 December 2019 10:10 am

yep truth is the government in australia has become a machine. serving only to protect itself . a skynet if you will. no longer serving the people as it’s supposed to do. it’s investing in itself to rob you more and more.

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#14

Digger58
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From: Caloundra Sunny Coast Qld
Joined: 27 November 2019
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07 December 2019 10:19 am

Hi, it's sad the number of businesses closing, and with them the loss of jobs.

I think it is probable many small rural towns are going to turn into ghost towns as well. The economy and businesses closing have a domino effect.

The GFC destroyed me, and It was hard times, but what I believe is coming will leave that in the shade.

The harder things get, the more worried people become, and they want to hang on to their money -- just in case. A vicious circle.

I cut back as much as possible: no-one in my immediate family buys each other gifts anymore, we are all adults, by the way, otherwise, we would buy for kids, we have a big family day with drink and food and we talk and laugh. We are keeping the money close and not buying much meat as it has become expensive to us, and I've been told cosmetics are getting expensive too, electricity and fuel are being restricted with the Sunday drive to get out of the house is only a memory now.

I think it strange that shop closed down as when times get tough I believe people gamble more in the hope, and getting into prospecting would be another way to bring home some money. Just my thinking. Anyway, that shop has people who are where now? On the dole?

Merry Christmas all, and I hope everyone has health and happiness and a great 2020, cheers.

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#15

robmoto
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07 December 2019 11:36 am

People talk , there,s not much gold left for some and most of whats left is getting smaller, areas that are easy to get to are almost a waste of time now too, but the best thing is it gets you out of the house the drought no more running streams the country side looking very dismal and poor is a big turn off for some but good for detecting in real terms.

#16

mbasko
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From: Central West NSW
Joined: 27 January 2015
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07 December 2019 12:44 pm

I don't believe any "downturn" had a great deal to do with it.
Mudgee is one of the busiest & one of the most prosperous towns in Central West NSW if not the most prosperous. The drought is having an impact but Mudgee has many strings in it's bow - tourism, wine, mining, agriculture, tree changers etc.

Speaking at the shop last week there were a number of things that lined up to ultimately lead to the decision. CWPS was one of the leading east coast Minelab distributors & I believe was awarded #1 shop last year. I'd assume their Australia wide online sales would have been a fairly major part of their overall sales.
Some of the things that led to their decision:
- Had been for sale since around May 2017 but hadn't sold https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=21919
- Lease expired leaving them without a shop. The owners of the building are moving their business office front there. A new shop would have been more than double the current rent (retail property is expensive in Mudgee).
- Owner lives in Victoria & has a property + other business interest there. Long commute for any issues, checking on things etc.
There were also other factors.

Sometimes there are many other reasons businesses close apart from going broke or untenable downturns.

It's a real shame to see they thought closing was the best option as CWPS was a real bonus for the town, not just as a shop front but they were also community involved in a lot of things (i.e. organised Cooyal Gold Festival) as well as sponsors + contributors for broader area events.
Wishing them all well for the future clap

There is talk that a business closer to Newcastle may take over the authorised Minelab dealership? Time will tell.

Last edited by mbasko (07 December 2019 12:44 pm)


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#17

Mackka
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From: Brisbane
Joined: 18 February 2014
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07 December 2019 01:38 pm

There are always another side to the story. Thanks mate for sharing the truth.
Mackka

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#18

ctxkid
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From: Up Ship Creek
Joined: 12 April 2018
Posts: 2,263
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07 December 2019 02:51 pm

OrangeNugget wrote:

yep truth is the government in australia has become a machine. serving only to protect itself . a skynet if you will. no longer serving the people as it’s supposed to do. it’s investing in itself to rob you more and more.

google is skynet, but i agree with the rest of your statement

Last edited by ctxkid (07 December 2019 02:56 pm)


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#19

ctxkid
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From: Up Ship Creek
Joined: 12 April 2018
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07 December 2019 02:54 pm

mbasko wrote:

I don't believe any "downturn" had a great deal to do with it.
Mudgee is one of the busiest & one of the most prosperous towns in Central West NSW if not the most prosperous. The drought is having an impact but Mudgee has many strings in it's bow - tourism, wine, mining, agriculture, tree changers etc.

Speaking at the shop last week there were a number of things that lined up to ultimately lead to the decision. CWPS was one of the leading east coast Minelab distributors & I believe was awarded #1 shop last year. I'd assume their Australia wide online sales would have been a fairly major part of their overall sales.
Some of the things that led to their decision:
- Had been for sale since around May 2017 but hadn't sold https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … p?id=21919
- Lease expired leaving them without a shop. The owners of the building are moving their business office front there. A new shop would have been more than double the current rent (retail property is expensive in Mudgee).
- Owner lives in Victoria & has a property + other business interest there. Long commute for any issues, checking on things etc.
There were also other factors.

Sometimes there are many other reasons businesses close apart from going broke or untenable downturns.

It's a real shame to see they thought closing was the best option as CWPS was a real bonus for the town, not just as a shop front but they were also community involved in a lot of things (i.e. organised Cooyal Gold Festival) as well as sponsors + contributors for broader area events.
Wishing them all well for the future clap

There is talk that a business closer to Newcastle may take over the authorised Minelab dealership? Time will tell.

and the bloke that knew what he was talking about no longer worked there !! dont forget that one !!


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#20

Swinging & digging
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From: Rowville, VIC
Joined: 29 March 2014
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07 December 2019 02:54 pm

goldwright wrote:

Australia continues to make it so hard for small to medium businesses. Been in Business for nearly 20 years now and just my safety expenses in the last 5 years alone has gone from 2ish% to nearly 8% out of my margins. Carbon tax was introduced eletricity bill went from 3% to 6% and even after tax was removed still paying more no reduction, just the QBCC alone this year cost $1000 as they now want smaller business to have financial audits for what reason, who knows. Trump might not be popular with the masses but reckon business owners would love him.

Sad to see another business close down

Trump is not popular with the Main stream media, especially in Australia.
Been a business man himself he strives to reward effort with fair taxation and sensible regulation.

Had a conversation with a small business owner early today and people in Australia who set up their own company and work hard are good Australians.
Go back to the smear campaign of the 2019 federal election here in Australia? Higher taxes, more regulations and less reward was all we heard from the
favourite to win? cry lol mad

Good on you Goldwright keep up the hard work mate! thumbsup goldpan

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#21

mudgee hunter
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07 December 2019 03:04 pm

The media portray him in a negative way.
Turnbal and Morrison never wanted a .... swinging competition because it would make them even more pathetic!
Who else has locked horns with N Korea and China. No Australian priministers have had/ got the gonads to even try.


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#22

Jaros
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07 December 2019 06:04 pm

Plse drop the politics or topic will be closed.


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#23

Wimbo
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08 April 2020 07:27 pm

I'm a little late on this but I'm saddend to hear of Central West prospecting's closure, I bought my GPX 4500 from them and got a great deal with good old fashioned country service. All the best cry


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#24

mudgee hunter
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08 April 2020 07:47 pm

Yeah, I can't even think of a place local to even buy a gold pan!!!
45 minutes away from the site of the world's biggest chunk of gold ever found!!!!
Crazy!


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#25

Balmain Bob
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From: Hill End, NSW
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08 April 2020 09:05 pm

You can buy gold pans at Northys Shop in Hill End , once the current situation is finished.

HILL END IS CURRENTLY SHUT DOWN TO NON LOCALS. PLEASE DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT HEADING THIS WAY.

YOU WILL BE REPORTED TO THE LOCAL COPPER.


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