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Don my question is to do with the Stewart Marketing system in the UK.
While I know and understand that there is a premium to pay for all top notch goods throughout the world, we are, it seems, particularly hard done by in the UK.
Local dealers in London for example quoted me more than twice the general usa rrp price.
Whilst I am an agent myself (fashion), and understand that there are shiping costs, taxs, and retail margins, to consider, it still leaves people feeling very dissapointed, as they maybe could have bought at the USA price but doubling up has put the product out of reach.
I myself chose not to import, for various reasons, but to squint and suffer the ouch price, get the best, and be done with anymore upgrading costs. (I bought a Studiotek 130 electric 16x9,....87x49 I think was the size)
Is there not a way, as Denon seems to have achieved for example, that prices can be fairly equal throughout the markets.
Denon example, 5800 in USA rrp $3800 in the UK Â£2500 around the same.
I realize the implications of such a move would be very difficult to implement due to different dutys, shipping rates, retail and agent profit margins, and many other variables throught the world.
Looking at Denon again, I can only assume that they have managed to do this by actually varying their profit margins according to the above fluctuations.
Don, with respect, if this, or perhaps another way, were possible, your overseas sales would sky rocket.
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