have thought of that GARY BUT have a feeling it might arrive looking like a jigsaw puzzle [no faith in postal services uk or usa] coul,d be wrong.has anyone in UK bought a bulb from usa and received it intact???
Gary could pm me about the $250 bulb, but I don't think there's that good of a deal out there. Looks like $250 would be a dealer loss.
I've found out recently that alot of HT projector dealers aren't really making much on their investments. You can be assured out there that there is no gouging going on here. Infact quite the opposite. Be happy to know you got your item very close to the wholesale cost. Tough business it must be, I can make more selling cigar humidors.
Cheapest on the bulb's I turned up is about $365 to $380 and I'll bet these prices are close to the price the vendor paid for it. JMO
The margins on projectors is very small. The guy I got my PJ from only made about $300 and that's on a near $4k investment. In the Tobacco bizz the margin is more like 100%+.
I feel for you AV retailers! And being a buyer I'll thank you for your low prices.
Getting back to the bulbs, this projector hobby is quite expensive. I've already put 300hrs on my latest HT1000. I think I've only had it a month or so. So it looks like in 6 months or less I'll be needing a bulb. That's $800 to $1200 a yr just to watch TV. This says something for the Pany AE300's 5,000 hr range. I think I'll get one to watch my crumby DVD's.
GARY, I have discovered that the bulbs for ht1000 are same as nec lt220 , lt240, lt260. IVOJO HAS LT260 listed at Â£317-25 inc vat.don, t know postage charge. they don,t list ht1000!!! that is probably cheapest anyone does until nec reduces price[fat chance]
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