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Just wondered and need some feedback. Been looking at the Seleco Ht200 and Ht250. Found a web site and been e-mailing questions back and forth about the projectors. The web site is / http://plasmapan.com/

They are quoting prices like @ $4.8K for the HT200 and @ $5.5 for the new Ht200DM!!!!! They are from Italy and deal with the manufcature direct. Any words of wisdom or has anybody used these guys before???? Also, what do you think about the 200 and 250????

Thanks in advance, Jim
 

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Well, looking at the site, they appear to require bank wire transfers. I don't think I would send my money to Italy via wire transfer---credit cards are good insurance. Also, the voltage of the machine may be different if it hasn't been imported to the US.

 

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thanks for the info. where is the best place out there to look at purchasing the HT200 and what kind of prices should I looking to pay????


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Jim
 

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I can highly recommend AVS as a source for your HT requirements as I have recently purchased an HT-200, ISCO II lens, and a Stewart Grayhawk screen from AVS and have received excellent service from everyone I've been in contact with including Alan, Helen Bourtis, Kelly Schmidt and Jason Turk. They have consistently been helpful with everything from technical questions to routine business matters. GREAT prices too!!!!!!!
 

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Hi,


I live in Italy. Street price (EXCLUDING VAT) for the HT200 is about $5500, and for the HT250 about $6500. VAT (value added tax) is 20% and added automatically to everything you buy. HOWEVER, if you are a foreigner and live outside of Italy and the European Union, you can buy this machine (and anything else, actually, pay the tax, leave the country with the machine and have customs certify this (very easy to do at the airport). You will get a check or a credit card credit once you send the documents to the store where you purchased the machine.


In my book, you can pay a nice vacation in Italy, the airfare, some good capuccino, etc., buy the machine and take it back home to the US, and maybe even have a little over.


The machines sold in Italy are multivoltage, and all contain manuals in several languages, including English. They even contain the AC powerd cord for Europe, UK and the US.


So it is up to you. Buy it in the US, or do the Italian thing.


Not sure how the warranty would work, though.


I am not suggesting you do this, but there seems to be such a significant price difference that it is an opportunity just waiting. On the other hand, I have been shopping for an iScan Pro, and they cost close the $1500 in Italy


Patricio
 

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In France, through internet, I found the HT200 at around 5800$ (tax included). With the dollar so high these days, you guys in the states who are on vacation here have the advantage. I personally, would rather buy a product this expensive in my home country to be sure of the warranty ! I am still hoping to get a good deal for the HT250 from one of the local dealer here (unless I decide to wait for the 250DM to come out ! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/tongue.gif
 

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>I don't think I would send my money to Italy via wire >transfer---credit cards are good insurance.


KeithR,

what do you EXACTLY mean with this phrase ?

Maybe that our banking system is a 3rd world system or what else ?



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Do you get the VAT refund from the Italian dealer? Also by the time you pay US tax and get your VAT back, how much (roughly) can you save?


BTW, I went all over Italy about 18 months ago...what a beautiful country!


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Jeff

Currently - Zenith 7" CRT, 80x60 1.3 gain screen


Soon to be - 107x60 1.3 gain...with whatever higher rez DLP gets its act together (finally)with Panamorph or B stock/etc 9" CRT
 

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GizmoLibero,

Quote:
Originally posted by GizmoLibero:
what do you EXACTLY mean with this phrase ?

Maybe that our banking system is a 3rd world system or what else ?
Credit cards provide additional protection that cash doesn't. One of the advantages includes the ability to hold back payment in case of a dispute with the seller.


- Chi




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Jeff Smith,


> Do you get the VAT refund from the Italian dealer?


If you don't live in Italy you don't have to pay 20% of VAT,

but I don't know how much your customs office will charge the price before entering US...


So your price will be (the indicated) - ~20%...


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Piney,


>Credit cards provide additional protection that cash >doesn't. One of the advantages includes the ability to >hold back payment in case of a dispute with the seller.


I agree with you but here, if you are not a well known custormer, everyone pretend an advanced payment.. so the CC

insurance is not valid in this case..


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GizmoLibero
 
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