i don't BELIEVE it!!!!!!!

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  1. mo

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    i thought i'd a couple of things i leanrt today.
    believe it or not tesco,yes,tesco has started b&o tvs
    they've got hold of a batch of grey imports and are selling them in their tesco extra stores.
    watford,pitsea,kensington are amongst those few stores which will be carrying them....unbelieveable!!!!!!!!
    b&o must be going NUTS!!!! exclusive indeed.
    secondly,i just got some prices on the new articos arriving in the new year,it should be discounted in the £2000 mark give or take £100.
    the stand for this tv this tv has been earmarked for.......wait for it.........in the £1000+ mark. unbelieveable!!!!!!!
    yep!, theres no misprint here folks!
     
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    I wonder if Tesco has really given any thought before selling these sets.

    B&O is very unique in terms of taste and price. It is also very specialist when it comes to parts/service.

    People who buy these sets are usually very particular. They will expect lots of expert advice, demonstrations and would like to think they are buying something exclusive. They will get none of this from Tesco.

    Whilst I congratulate them for selling cut price jeans (which don't need to be demonstrated or repaired), I think they are going too far with this. What next, Rolls Royce cars?

    I think B&O will be upset with Tescos. And I beleive they have every right to be.
     
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    Although i do feel for B&O and understand and would have previous agreed with simons point, I would now thank Tesco for what they are doing.

    We pay far too much for goods in this country as a consumer. The supermarkets have the weight and the power to do something about that and that is exactly what they are doing.

    The fact that they are always choosing the top range, high quality, exclusive products is better for me personally as those are the products I want ;-)

    Agreed they wont be as "exclusive" anyone but who cares because they are extremely high quality and i would certainly want one over my 36zp18 toshiba!!

    M

    ps. went into B&O looking for a 36" set, the guy told me they don't make them because they cannot find a way to get the quality right on 36"!! , shame they didn't tell toshiba this!! ;)
     
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    Agree strongly with Markster. There's far too much hipe about 'exclusivity' which is often an excuse for raising rip off UK prices. If more people can buy high quality products than surely that's a good thing. At the end of the day we're talking tv's, not rocket science. They have manuals and there are manu sites and forums such as this for further assistance. When you consider that many online/retailers defer to replacing goods or sending out professional repairers there's no real difference. The funny thing being that our local tesco's have there tv's set up better than most highstreet retailers with strong signalled sourceing. I know you can't get them to dvd or av it up but that's about it, and the people who can afford such a piece of kit are likely as to be well read on it anyway. Any way there's people who either don't bother to see a set in the flesh and buy online or visit a retailer with a crap set up and still purchase. Or you could always go to the 'exclusive' dealer and demo the set and still buy from Tescos! After all, you'd just be being a true member/player in the capitalist chain that the exclusives roam in freely charging over the top and acting immoral. Sono moral repostes please.
     
  5. Gerry

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    Surely the more people who end up with B&O tv's the better for all concerned. People visiting ppl who bought sets will get to see them and as they have up to now been exclusively sold by specialist shops a lot of these ppl might never have heard of a B&O tv never mind seen one so its more exposure for the product. I agree with the last two posters, consumer goods in both the U.K. and Ireland are generally more expensive than in other continental countries and is especially so of the U.S. We in Ireland are really going to see the difference when the Euro comes into effect, I wonder what excuses the Govt/Retailers are going to come up with to explain this. Anyone remember been told that when we were all in the EU one of the benefits would be the cost of cars ect would be the same across the board. Yeah right. If it was'ent for the likes of Tesco who as was said have the economic muscle to effect prices we would be paying more for even the staple goods. More power to them. If its a good deal for the consumer then I'm all for it.
     

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