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jdebonth 02-07-2012 06:19 AM

TAD Prices in Europe
 
I have inquired on CR-1 prices with the EU TAD distributor located in germany.

The best he could do was EUR 38k ($50k), which is 56% higher ($18k) then what they can be purchased for in the US ($32k).

:confused-22:

Ritmo 02-07-2012 07:16 AM

Yikes! :no:

Mike

Masterlu 02-07-2012 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdebonth (Post 264924)
I have inquired on CR-1 prices with the EU TAD distributor located in germany.

The best he could do was EUR 38k ($50k), which is 56% higher ($18k) then what they can be purchased for in the US ($32k).

:confused-22:

Makes no sense to me. :scratch2:

jdebonth 02-07-2012 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Masterlu (Post 264948)
Makes no sense to me. :scratch2:

Indeed... they are made in Asia go I guess transport/fees/etc won't be much different. The dealer apparently asked TAD the details but the simple answer was that the price is eur38k!

bart 02-07-2012 09:57 AM

Are you surprised?
Cars, made in Europe (!!) like Audi, Mercedes, BMW, are also a lot cheaper in the US. No logic whatsoever behind this...

jdebonth 02-07-2012 10:01 AM

Luckily the opposite is true with one of my favorite audio manufacturers ;) (starts with a B...)

bart 02-07-2012 10:09 AM

That is a very fortunate exception for us! :D
Enjoy your hunt for new speakers! :thumbsup:

PHC1 02-07-2012 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bart (Post 264955)
Are you surprised?
Cars, made in Europe (!!) like Audi, Mercedes, BMW, are also a lot cheaper in the US. No logic whatsoever behind this...

Sure there is. North America is still their biggest market and don't forget Porsche!

PHC1 02-07-2012 12:38 PM

I should add, at least for now... :D Chinese sales for BMW are up 75% as compared to 18% for US as of last year and they are catching up with something like 56,000 cars vs 65,000 for quarterly sales in US.

jdebonth 02-07-2012 12:52 PM

Biggest market = higher demand? I thought the law of supply and demand would then make them more expensive over in the US?

Or, bigger market = more dealers competing with each other that brings prices down? So the german dealer is making $18k more than a US dealer on the sale?


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