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In Reply to: RE: In general how much of a discount should i expect on a amp used as a demo at a shop? posted by V01 on March 16, 2017 at 13:40:54
on the brand a few other things. Some brands cost dealers as low as 40 cents on the dollar and some as high as 65-70. Time in the store could only change how willing the dealer is to sell which may be affected if he bought it outright or its floor planned.
So what is it?
"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936
Primaluna Prologue Premium. I was offered about 15% off for a demo that they say was used about 6 months. Doesnt seem like that great of a deal to me.
"Primaluna Prologue Premium. I was offered about 15% off for a demo that they say was used about 6 months. Doesnt seem like that great of a deal to me ".
Nor to me either.
Audio dealers are a disapearing species.. For Reason.
Shop elsewhere or wait for the going out of business 'sale'
I'm all for supporting a local authorized dealer but bending over and grabbing my ankles, no.
I can get 20% off on just about anything brand new from one of my dealers w/o even asking. It's a given that he takes off 20%.
15% off on a used piece of gear is a joke and an insult IMHO. I get 15% off MSRP postcard coupons in the mail all the time from another local dealer. This is on brand new gear.
I've also negotiated 40% off new MSRP on certain brands in years past but I think those brands 'cleaned up their act' with their dealer network. While excellent products, those brands never held their value because everyone knew they were worth maybe 40% off MSRP to begin with.
Don't let the dealer dictate value
It's USED, however you slice it. With CASH in hand, offer 60-70% of full retail.
I have a different PL, I like it, but come time to sell it, I will come to terms I ain't gettin'
80% of my investment back.
If dealers balks, check the online sites , there's a PL somewhere with seller needing
the cash. They seem to go quick, so be prepared to act fast.
Agreed. Used is used. Some demo units stay on all day......some very little. However, it is still used.
"Some demo units stay on all day......some very little."
And some get loaned out for audition into who knows how many homes. Many demo pieces are early serial number units, some loaned out to reviewers, some back from trade shows, etc. Technically these are used but given the snake oil nature of this hobby I tend to not trust 'demo' units. I actually prefer buying lightly used 1-owner gear.
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