Originally Posted by Bulldogger
Am I missing something about the spectacular trade in program with Lexicon? Why are guys selling the MC12 instead of trading up to the MC12HD?
Yes, you are missing something.
As I understand the trade-in program, the dealer takes your unit in trade, and then has the independent responsibility of selling it. Subject to the parameters of what Lexicon permits in terms of the unit you're trading in, the dealer receives the MC-12HD unit at a lower cost.
Though I agreed to assist in the marketing, it was essentially my dealer selling my unit, and he insisted that it be identified as a unit that was subject to the trade-in program. I'm guessing that's because each unit can only be used once in the program.
I can't disclose the ultimate deal I received on the MC-12HD, but I will say that it renders the doom-saying speculators as not merely wrong, but inane. The amount I am out of pocket made it a no-brainer. The trade-in program, in my case, was fabulous.
Lexicon has been there at every juncture in the nearly five years that I've owned the MC-12, and now they've done it with a fabulous upgrade program. And of course, they still have Room EQ, HDMI processing/switching, and a company with a demonstrated track record
of constant and timely improvement to their products, even when they're several features ahead of the competition.