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In Reply to: RE: Can someone explain why brittish Speaker prices rose posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on April 06, 2017 at 10:11:09
My guess is greed based on demand and perceived value AND what people are willing to spend. It is hard to imagine that rising raw materials and labor costs reflect these price increases IMHO. Harbeth are considered premium and desirable products and worth the price of admission for those that are taken by their presentation.
"Harbeth are considered premium and desirable products and worth the price of admission for those that are taken by their presentation. "
And,, so, currency valuation isn't the problem, correct?
Brit speaker manufactures have to pay MORE for stuff they import to use in manufacturing (if any?) so they raise the price to compensate for the increase in price of the imported parts, etc....
Works for me.
Understand Tannoy is moving off-shore?
The pound dropping should make things more expensive in the UK but it should make british goods bought in other countries cheaper if anything.
That is what economists tell us all the time: A low pound makes british exports more competitive ie cheaper.
They have to IMPORT all of the parts that go into the speakers, then their cost of goods goes UP. Then they may eventually have to pay their workers MORE because everything their workers buy is also imported and costs MORE.
So they raise prices to compensate and its a wash.
Labour is at least 90% of product cost and Harbeth claim to make their own drivers.
The Pound dropped by 20% and wages are stagnating here.
There is no economic reason whatsoever why prices of british goods abroad should go up.
Simple truth is someone in the retail chain got very greedy indeed.
No, to the contrary. The dollar is strong relative to the Euro and Pound as has been mentioned in this thread.
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