[access-uk] Re: THE OLD CHESTNUT OF FREEDOM'S US AND UK PRICES

i guess the main reseller will make a lot more than they would admit to but further resellers i'm sure do less well!


Cheers

Paul

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I don't think resellers make much profit on the devices themselves . I had thought they made more money on training and other support around the devices and or scripting. Does anyone have any inssights into that?

Transatlantic pricing tends to be about cost of living and overheads. If you look at burgers, you tend to find that McDonalds charges 99 cents for a burger they sell for 99p in the UK. It's almost a number for number thing, reflecting the additional costs UK taxes, staffing, rent, etc, charges. This could just be a classic 'rip off Britain' thing that the tabloids go so crazy about.

Good discussion though. Interested to hear more about this.





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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Leake
Sent: 26 August 2010 22:44
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: THE OLD CHESTNUT OF FREEDOM'S US AND UK PRICES

i suspect they think they can charge what they like because of the limited market but that fails to value british customers as you say richard!

Cheers

Paul

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----- Original Message ----- From: Richard Godfrey-McKay <mailto:richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 7:56 PM
Subject: [access-uk] THE OLD CHESTNUT OF FREEDOM'S US AND UK PRICES

Hi, I've been looking at upgrading to OpenBook 9 and getting the Pearl camera.

It seems that if you live in the US you can currently get the camera for $600 or about £400 whereas it's £600 in the UK.

I understand all the stuff about exchange rates, shipping (which incidentally is free for online orders in the US) and of course we don't know what price Freedom charges its UK distributors.

Having said all that, it seems mighty unfair to have such a blatant discrepancy. Does anyone have any idea why the prices should be so different?

It would also be interesting to know whether the UK prices of Freedom products is recommended by Freedom or fixed by the UK resellers. It's strange that there seems to be so little competition in the market. Is there any agreement between distributors as to pricing?

I'd welcome observations and particularly comments from distributors.
Richard

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