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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dippy9876, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. dippy9876

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    Does anyone know when the benq 8720 is due for release???
     
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    Officially availability is the first half of next month but there are a couple of them in the country which may be available now. They are fairly expensive though.....
     
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    Good Morning,

    Any ideas on what price you are likely to be selling these at. I won't sue you if you're wrong, but a ball park figure may assist me in my coming plans.
     
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    Take a look at our site. It's a tentative price at the moment but I'd sit down before looking.....
     
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    there is a site selling them for

    £3,300.00 (£3,877.50) inc vat
     
  6. Boris Blank

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    Given the uproar over the original pricing of the Ruby, I'm surprised that no-one has picked up on the same thing happening to the Benq PE8720.

    Price in US, $4400 (= £2539 plus vat so say £3000)

    Price in UK, £5000 (inc vat) - seems to be the going rate, couldn't find it any cheaper :eek:

    A £2000 mark up! Unbeliveable. At £3000 it could already be arguably considered as being slightly overpriced, at £5000 its a genuine rip-off! What an absolute joke AV pricing is in this country, pick-pocketing by another name.

    Paul
     
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    Paul,

    Your "price" calculation omitted shipping or import tax - one way or another there is a significant difference between USA and European pricing.

    However, I am presuming that....

    .... isn't directed at dealers - pricing decisions are usually made by the distributors - while I imagine that there is some room for manoeuvre at the dealership level, I seriously doubt that there's a £2000 margin or anything remotely like it, so I'm presuming that the term "pick-pocketing" is not aimed at the dealers.

    There isn't any fundamental reason for uniform global pricing - the reality is that business and market condition are important components in setting prices, and I don't think that anyone would consider the USA and the UK (or EU for that matter) markets to be similar.

    Sean.
     
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    The price has recently dropped to just above £5000 (!) making the VW100 and the new ProjectionDesign Action Model 2 look like bargains....
     
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    The post is aimed at whoever it is that determines and/or supports the UK pricing level for the Benq.

    Shipping and import tax do not amount to £2000 by any stretch of the imagination so a unhealthy profit is being made by someone. Sales of projectors and other IT/AV items in Europe now rivals that of the States so there is no longer any excuse for regional mark-ups or variations. Anyway, wasn't the Benq being manufactured in Europe? I think the 8700 was (not sure).

    Indeed Ken, a very good point.

    Paul
     
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    Yes Ken the ProjectionDesign Action Model 2 does look very tempting.
     

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