- 22nd May 2011, 03:27 AM
Masstika - maybe I just have terrible taste in oud!
- 22nd May 2011, 06:56 PM
The 'Unfair' Indonesian Oud Seller and his Oudragious prices: They are Oudh of this world.
thank you for you message...for sumatera bangkawi oil is not ready stock,must be order 1 month before...
price for 500 ml bangkawi steam oil grade pure 100 % is US$5900 for
500 ml bangkawi steam oil grade mixed ( non alcohol) US$2500
for Super Gold al Bangkawi is not ready stock,..made by order only,..and quantity only can be made 1 tola each is US$450/tola
500 ml Boya oud oil,good grade ( 4 filtering process ) US$450
thank you for your kindly attention,fell free to contact me if you have any question.
note : the price are exclude shipping cost..
oud al bangkawi
bangka island ,indonesia
- 22nd May 2011, 07:04 PM
MrP- You may have terrible taste in Oud.
But now the question remains, have you ever really tried PURE OUD, there are only 2 retailers out of a 200 I am aware of at this point.
Since this shocking news has been revealed
I can assure you that about 99% of the oils you get from the Middle East will be adulterated and shockingly enough, even 99% of the oils you get from the source countries are adulterated too.
- 22nd May 2011, 07:22 PM
MrP- I was puzzled when you mentioned
Resellers in West want to charge $400-800 per QUARTER tola!!! It is nuts.
but see you did not have the full knowledge, but know it has been explained.
even I did not know of the simple life suppliers lead, and did not realize or take into account every time a new batch of oud oil is distilled
they book airline tickets and have to pay cab fare and hotels and don't forget about food, I mean that costs money and if they have to wait for a second
distillation, the cost increases. More Hotel bills and food , cabs, etc. I can't imagine how many times some companies have had to travel to
India to get their oils, over and over, and you cant expect them to wear a primitive skirt and live in a grass hut with a dirt floor
and eat only bean and rice, just so we can get lower prices.
I once previously assumed, that once a reseller, has established a good trustworthy relationship with a distiller
they just have oils sent to them via courier service. I also assumed the oud world operates on a similar business model as others.
Meaning price points not neccessarily being determined by production or aquisition costs but by what the market can bear, and what is thought
it can be sold for.
I never really understood how Indian Agarwood Chips cost so much less than Cambodian, yet Indian Oil prices are usually in a much higher range than
Cambodian Oils. It's a mysterious world.
- 22nd May 2011, 07:59 PM
I also assumed if a distillation of lower cost wood yielded an oil with an exceptional aroma, sellers would consider selling it
for more money.
On another note
I must commend aluwwah for providing great oils at great prices even lower than if aquired directly from their sources
and still make a profit. How do they do it, why can't others do the same.