Originally Posted by chuckr
(...) the usa cost of about $1,900 -
(.) the wanted $6 for a duracell "d" battery
(..) $50 for a parachute flare
(...) $20 for a hand held flare
You glibly omitted labour costs. ;-) You think them locals love ya this much to do it all for free? That was 1800 mista, but now 2012 you must pay something. (And also pay something extra - for what our forefathers 'forgot' to pay back 1800 ;-)))
Here, a recert of a 1k value of a raft is 8 hundreds ...
Same story everywhere I think. Once something becomes obligatory the prices of related services skyrocket.