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Panasonic PW6 Price??

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by tim k, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. tim k

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    As im sure all we will agree we all love the 6/7 series, and one thing that really annoyed me in this rather large investment was the unstable pricing most companies adopt. With all due respect, i understand companies must make a worthwhile margin, but prices on these units really seem to fluctuate by the day, so without being crude does anyone know what a pw6 costs per unit to the store?? and the pw7?
     
  2. Gussie

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    I'm afraid there is a lot of panic out there in retailer land - both in the town centres and online. If you have the money Plasmas are THE product at the moment - DSG and others (Dixons etc) are shifting lots of the cheaper panels at the £1000- £1299 price point. Richer Sounds are wading in with offers on PW6 product - also at that price point.

    If PW6's are still around in the new year - prepare for the unthinkable - a PW6 (maybe a TOSH rebrand?) for under £1200 - it all depends on how many units are still sloshing around the distribution channels.

    My local Panasonic dealer had the PW7 for £2299 last week - today it's £1999 with SALES stickers all over the shop !

    Just keep looking at sites like Pricerunner all the time AND search Google UK for example.

    I've just ordered a silver PWD7 from AV-Sales for £1745 - paid by Barclaycard and although they are stopping the Price Protection scheme - I can still take advantage of 60 days price protection.

    I'm pretty sure that by the end of January - I'll be faxing my £1745 invoice to Barclaycard for a £150 or so refund !

    Just accept this chaotic marketplace - technology and product lines change too rapidly and companies HAVE to shift the product OR ELSE.

    Gussie :)
     
  3. tim k

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    Yeah i too ordered from av sales last week, awaiting my pw6 package, still very curious what the average margin is on these units, i know RS shift end of lines at cost price just to clear unwanted stock, but as we know there are still many pw6's in distribution so it wouldnt be a worthwhile investment for anyone to buy a large stock unless they still made a fair margin.
     
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    average margin on these units is naff all i can gaurantee the VAT make far more than retailers at these stupidly low prices.... the reason they are unstable is p-anny volume pricing the more you buy the cheaper they are but the more you need to shift so you take a risk and buy 50 then some idiot starts knocking em out at 3% above your cost what can you do take all 50 home? or sell them at 2% above cost.....
    It might be good for the consumer in the short term but long term it is bad as you cant run a business on 2-3% margin and ofer the levels of service people want when buying a £2000 domestic item..................I have no idea how certain companies do it but some do and thrive so do and vanish..........
     

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