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panasonic pt ae-200/300 pricing?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by zoolap, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. zoolap

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    Am unfarmiliar with projector home cinema, but:

    I have seen one or two places advertise online that panasonic pt ae-200/300 is out in April

    Anyone have any ideas on the pricing for panasonic pt ae-200 and 300?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dodd

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    Hi

    I was told that the official prices were going to be 1500 for the pt ae-200 and 2000 for the 300 . I am sure that you will be able to find them cheaper than this online though .
     
  3. Kramer

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    As said in another thread, the AE300 is now listed on at least one European web site at €2099.
     
  4. zoolap

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    What I'd really like to do is rent something like one of these projectors for a week/weekend to try it out and see if it is viable in the space I have. I looked on the web and what I saw cost a lot - like £125-150 a day.

    Anyone know anywhere in warwickshire that does a reasonable price rental esp. for something like a pt-ae100 etc.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Salamander

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    Nexnix has now listed the AE300 @ £1425 +vat - which will be
    availabe to ship from April.
     
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    The link to them is www.nexnix.co.uk not www.nexnix.com as I just discovered :nono: :eek: :D
     
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    Heres the direct link to the AE200/300 Specs PDF on the nexnix site: Here

    Theres a scart socket on the back of both. Anyone know what video signals it can take via this scart. RGB??? If it is capable of accepting RGB and they've gone to the bother of adding a euro connector specially for us 'Europeans' (Theres none on the Jap or Yank one) lets hope the made it RGBs (most stb/digiboxes) compatible rather than any of the other RGB sync variations.
     
  8. tomvbugg

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    Kramer,

    Could you tell me where you can find the ae300 for 2099 euro??:eek:

    thx
     
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    That would appear to be a very good price - yes Kramer - where was the site!:smashin:
     
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    The site was www.hificomponents.de , if you select the english version of the site, go to projectors, then videoprojector, select discount price and then price enquiry.

    They dont accept credit cards, but shipping is very reasonable.


    Vex.
     
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    in fact the sharp xv-z90 is down to 2066 euro
    from 2399 when i bought it from them
    this is a fantastic price for a brilliant proj.
     
  12. Zig

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    Thanks for your interest in our delivery program. Here is our offer:

    1 * Videoprojector Panasonic PT-AE300E EUR 2049,00; 24 month manufacturer warranty;
    Shipping costs to Great Britain by UPS are EUR 24,20 + EUR 6,00 transport insurance.
    1,428.60 GBP
    :D
     
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    I didn't want to advertise where it was available for €2099 (now seemingly €2049).

    I purchased my first AE100 from Germany & will never buy anything projector related from there again.

    Absolute nightmare - took 3 months to resolve. Dozens of e-mails, calls, the lot.

    I'm not saying anything bad about the company mentioned earlier - just I'll never buy from Germany again.

    ;)
     
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    The German price is similar price to nexnix unless VAT is included.

    Only difference I can see is that warranty is 24 Months; nexnix only give 12 Months!

    Pat
     
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    Sorry about posting the url Kramer... feel free to zap it .. if it were me I probably would.

    Vex.
     
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    Not at all Vex. I'm sure someone else would have posted the information anyway.

    I'm also sure many have purchased from Germany without incident, but I have learned my lesson :nono:

    Beware of companies who don't have stock information. Some peeps have ordered & waited months for the goods, or even a refund.

    Also note no credit card payment option. Meaning NO extra peace of mind afforded by said form of payment.

    Not naming any particular company here, or critizing anyone, but I would never consider buying an AE300 from Germany.

    ;)
     
  17. Rick1486

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    Does anyone know whether we'd be subject to VAT or Duty if we bought from Germany or is the £1400ish + carriage the final price. Also will the ae300 from Germany have the SCART socket on the back?

    Cheers
    Rick
     
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    No VAT or duty to pay if bought within the EU.

    Subject to other things though - stress, anxiety, sleepless nights & a feeling of "I've been scr*wed". That was my experience with Germany!



    :nono:
     
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    Kramer,

    I'm sure there must be an equivalent of PriceJapan in Germany or another European country that will give good prices on the AE300, accept credit cards and be reliable.

    It's just a matter of finding the right one!

    Anyone have any good tales of European dealers?

    Pat
     
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    Duty probably not, but you definately (should ;) ) pay VAT when importing from Europe.

    It is paid at the rate of the country you are importing to, not at the rate of the one you buy from iirc.

    Otherwise I want to know why Komplett are charging me 17.5% too much for the stuff they sell to the UK (all imported from Norway :) ) - arse so Norway isn't in the EU ;) I keep forgetting that. Pretty sure you still need to pay VAT, the car importers seem to think you do anyway :]

    Aha The nasty men

    If you want to avoid vat you have to pick it up yourself ;) (and pay the local taxes when you buy).

    -- Jon
     
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    Incorrect.

    Strike 2 :)

    Wrong on both accounts.

    Any purchase from the EU has the VAT applied in the country of origin - in this case Germany - 16%.

    So any import from within the EU attracts no additional duty or VAT. Just delivery charges.

    Re: credit card payments to Germany, apparently credit card companies in Germany (may be some government levies in there too) impose very high tarrifs on retailers for payments this way - up to 13% :eek:

    To sum up:

    I would never consider buying a projector from Germany.

    Nod, nod. Wink, wink.

    :hiya:
     
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    For what it's worth here is the text of an e-mail I sent to Panasonic about the release date of the AE-300: "As yet we do not have an exact release date but we are hoping it will be
    available by May 2003".
     
  23. tomvbugg

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    Hello,

    I live in Belgium and have already ordered several items from hifi-components and have never had a problem with them. :clap:

    Friendly regards

    Tom
     
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    OK FOLKS here is the holy quest - we need no must now find a European dealer similar in quality to say Price Japan. It's over to you now folks, your prize is everlasting mortality lol.
     
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    Kramer, the UK Customs and Excise site says:

    Duty and VAT must be paid on all items bought over the Internet and imported into the United Kingdom. Although goods bought tax paid for your own use from within the EU AND personally transported to the UK by you are free of duty and VAT in the UK, if you ask, or pay, someone else to transport them for you (e.g. goods bought over the Internet), duty and VAT must be paid.

    'Duty and VAT must be paid' seems a pretty clear statement to me ;)

    It may of course be different in Ireland.

    -- Jon
     
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    The Vat is already paid on the item in the country of origin.

    Fact ;)
     
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    Ok I agree now ;)

    I found this.

    http://www.eurunion.org/legislat/VATweb.htm

    The reason for my confusion was my knowledge of car importing, but it turns out they are the exception (VAT always paid at destination rates).

    It says that 'mail order' firms can be either VAT at origin or destination dependant on their sales in the destination region (I guess most suppliers do the vast majority of sales into their own region).

    Boo :p

    -- Jon

    PS Don't import from Denmark or Sweden 25% VAT :eek:
     
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    Gothmog,

    It doesn't matter if the VAT rate in Sweden of Denmark is 25%.

    The important thing is the final price!!!

    Lots of times companies will reduce the price of kit sold in these countries simply because of the high VAT rate. Otherwise people would simply nip over the border and buy from the country next door!

    Pat
     
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    NEXNIX have announced a price of £1425 + VAT available from 1st April
     
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    Well I would like to buy my projector from Nexnix but that price seems quite steep...

    I am after an Panasonic AE200 for £1200 inc VAT... and no more!

    The only place where I can get an AE200 for such a price is Hifi Components £1150 all in, but I have read some seriously bad things about them in the past. What if I get dead pixels or something?...
     

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