Originally Posted by Kini62 /forum/post/20771374
Wonder if their prices will fall more in line with the other ID companies?
Wouldn't mind a pair of DEQ-12Rs for like $800
Originally Posted by Rob Morse /forum/post/20774045
Update in the article: Here is an informal statement from a Velodyne spokesman regarding the change:
"Velodyne is still maintaining its relationships with dealers, retailers and distributors. The only thing going away is independent sales reps. Dealers and resellers will still have access to dealer pricing and will be able to receive that pricing via the web upon checkout. A big part of this change is to make purchasing Velodyne products easier for all customers."
Originally Posted by dlfromcanada /forum/post/20795017
they appear very confused
i think the ID market has had them dumbfounded for years now, wouldn't be surprised to see them go out of business soon enough
Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe /forum/post/20798588
As Rob explained it, Velodyne has not become an ID company. The Audioholics article misinterpreted what Velodyne said. They are still selling through their B&M dealers. They have allowed customers to order direct from Velodyne, as well (since some customers may not have access to a local dealer).
ID companies sell direct to end users only.
Originally Posted by Rob Morse /forum/post/20797623
There seems to be confusion about the term independent sales reps. These are not dealers, but rather marketing companies that covered a region of the company as a go between the dealers and the manufacturer. These marketing companies were what was let go. All of Velodyne's dealers are now able to purchase direct instead of through these third party companies.