Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by sanjuro, Jun 22, 2004.
I have just ordered a Avr300 amp and a DV79 for £2k is this a good deal ?
I would not have asked after you have ordered it. But since you have -
The two retail at £2300 so £1850 is possible. However the AVR300 is probably in short supply atm.
How do you know £1850 is possible do you know the trade price on these ?
No - Im just guesstimating.
Using your figures that's 19.57% discount. Whilst I do not know the trade prices I could take a stab in the dark....
The thing is thought, why should a dealer using your discounted price feel that he has to discount by so much - it's ridiculous, especially when the AVR300 is only just launched and in short supply.
Up to a year or so ago I was a retailer (not Hi-Fi) and I learnt that you don't have to be the cheapest with all products you can mix and match and some items just don't need to be discounted at all, something the wharehouse box shifters seem to have forgotten about.....
Hey ... Icarus, you did ask if it was a good deal or not, don't get upset when someone says maybe not!!
To be honest I'd hope for at least a 10% discount without to much trouble at all which on £2300 would bring it down to £2070. So £2000 which is 12.5ish % [EDIT: OK £23 = 1% so £300 = 13 and a weeny bit %] seems reasonable to me.
Mind you nearly all of my hi-fi purchases are second hand, as it usually has good reliability and you get the equipment that much cheaper.
I agree a 10% discount on Arcam is pretty good. That's what I get as a preferred (i.e. repeat) customer from my dealer. Newer customers get even less discount.
The big discounters have and deserve no loyalty, they also devalue the product and thereby artificially increase the perceived difference between a so so product and a good one.
Sorry to go a bit off topic but as I said before I was a retailer and had a constant battle to maintain a reasonable margin and had to give up in the end.
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