Which dealer for best AVC-A1SE upgrade price?

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  1. Jim Robson

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    The 'retail' price for the Denon AVC-A1SE upgrade here in the UK is £600. This includes the dealer's margin, Denon's margin and the cost of transportation to and from the dealer in specially commisioned 'flight cases', fitting/testing by Japanese technician and finally the actual board itself. I see that some Australian dealers are offering the upgrade for $1,000(Aus) instead of the Denon recommended $1,500(Aus).

    There would appear to be a great deal of 'meat' in this £600 cost so which dealers are offering the best upgrade prices?

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    Jim :)
     
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    As far as I'm aware, DENON make no money from the upgrade whatsoever. The price of £600 is the R.R.P. that the outlets will be charging includes their margin and transportation only.
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    As far as I'm aware, DENON make no money from the upgrade whatsoever.

    Do you still believe in Santa Claus, too? :rolleyes:
     
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    Why? Do you know something that I don't?

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    Excuse me Jim and Reiner, having spoken at length to Bob and Roger from Denon at the HCC awards, the £600 is cost. I asked if the guys could do it at cost for me and if there was any margin to shave off they would have done. But there is no margin.
    I think you'll find it's going to cost everyone in the UK £600.
     
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    Hmmm! So if £600 is the Retail AND Wholesale 'cost' then the THX/Gold dealers are doing it out of the goodness of their hearts? In that case I must hang my head in shame for even thinking of % off. Hats off to Denon UK and their THX/Gold dealers. It's not often in this day and age that one sees such selfless devotion.

    Regards

    Jim :)

    PS This is from another forum and, yes, I do know that the US situation is *slightly* different. BTW the RRP in the US is $800:-

    Author Comment
    gerryconway
    (2/27/02 1:33:05 am)
    Reply Any deal on Upgrade price?
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    Has anyone managed to get a deal on the 5800 upgrade price yet? And if so, could you please indicate the discount.
    I would like to know what to shoot for in negotiations.
    Gerry
    Gerry Conway

    Elbert
    (3/1/02 10:27:22 am)
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    dealer cost is $500. If you have a good relationship with a Denon Dealer $600+ shipping is a reasonable amount.

    Elbert

    gerryconway
    (3/5/02 7:38:59 am)
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    Thank You for the info. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth; but, could you explain the reliability of that $500 dollar number? How reliable is that? Thanks again.
    Gerry
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    Elbert
    (3/5/02 7:16:24 pm)
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    Yes - $500 is the dealer cost as listed in the 2002 Denon Dealer product brochure.

    Elbert
     

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