Originally Posted by OzHDHT
Ok , afraid in passing I didn’t catch your playful tone mate, my apologies there -I was on the hop mid arvo and trying to keep in the convo whilst getting to and from places.
Well yes I get that and that’s the privilege of having said links to JVC locally. I figure it's something of a 'solid' I can do for my local HT bros to give some (not necessarily inspiring) 'inside' Intel before they 'publish'. Happy not to share it just as easily given there's no upside for me in doing so, if anything it could be the opposite. Mind you I might point out Projectorscreens.com.au published pricing a few days before the RRPs were passed on to me, which is what I believe you are getting at in what you've said. I want to also hope there's an issue with this inside info as well as it to me it's way out of whack in a globalised pricing sense that companies like JVC and Sony generally adhere to.
No probs bud, share away!
I wish it were as simple as it seems. I get incredibly frustrated when I call JVC directly and ask for information, and essentially get 'blank stares' when I quote info that's clearly floating around. So, believe me, the frustration is all on this side...
I agree about the out of whack part too mate, the N5 and NX9 are both well out of line with what they should be, the N7 is actually correct + a few hundred bucks essentially, so honestly not really much complaint there...
I have those actual prices on my website too, that's how much I also believe them to be correct... Added them weeks ago too
But, as I said, the frustration comes when you actually want to start telling customers and potential owners this info, and we simply cannot on an official basis, it makes us look like fools actually! How can this info be in the wild, yet we cant officially state the info is true. JVC Australia should have had this pricing sorted by the close of CEDIA, that's how it should have been.
The real reason the pricing has not been completely finalised yet is while the RRP pricing is pretty much on the money and solid, the dealer buy pricing is absolutely up in the air! Which is the only truly useful number to dealers, because, as you said, you would be a fool to pay RRP in this country, and any other for that matter.
Your finger on the pulse is always appreciated here mate, I will share what I know too, sometimes its gonna' clash, sometimes it wont. Eventually the truth will be revealed though. These units cannot come soon enough, I am getting so sick of waiting for more info, that I am almost pushing the whole thing out of mind completely.
Wake me up when the units get here! Jvc wouldn't even tell me if the pricing will even be sorted by that time!