Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dippy9876, Oct 20, 2005.
Does anyone know when the benq 8720 is due for release???
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.....
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.
Take a look at our site. It's a tentative price at the moment but I'd sit down before looking.....
there is a site selling them for
£3,300.00 (£3,877.50) inc vat
Excellent review of Benq here - http://www.projectorreviews.com/review.asp?reid=51
Compares very nicely to Marantz S4!
Given the imminent release of the Sony Ruby, I'd expect the Benq price to drop (along with every other DLP pj).
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
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.
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.
The price has recently dropped to just above £5000 (!) making the VW100 and the new ProjectionDesign Action Model 2 look like bargains....
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.
Yes Ken the ProjectionDesign Action Model 2 does look very tempting.
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