Price of the Freerunner published?
thomas at gstaedtner.net
Wed Mar 19 19:40:01 CET 2008
Since nobody seems to realize it, I guess I have to explain this.
1. Even the distributor has to pay shipping
2. 19% VAT in germany
3. x% additional fees (recycling, ...) in germany/europe
4. 2 years warranty in germany
5. The dollar-euro change will not always remain nearby 1.60$/1€
6. People who handle the shipping and warranty in germany, do you think they
can work for free?
Don't get me wrong, I also like to get products cheap and not too expensive,
but nobody can really expect to get the device for 285 euro from a resaler -
you have to pay the 19% even if you import by yourself (the 19% are also on
the shipping fees).
On 3/19/08, Tim Shannon <shannon.timothy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oh wow, I've been paying a little bit of attention to those exchange
> rates, but I hadn't realized it's gotten that bad.
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 1:07 PM, Carlo E. Prelz <fluido at fluido.as> wrote:
> > Subject: Re: Price of the Freerunner published?
> > Date: mer 19 mar 08 05:51:01 +0100
> > Quoting Sander van Grieken (sander at 3v8.net):
> > > If I recall correctly, the initial Freerunner pricing was $450 for
> > > the device and $600 for the devkit.
> > What I really hope is that the price in US$ corresponds to the one in
> > euros. At today's exchange rates, 450$ = 285.46 euros.
> > I am writing this because the fact of using european distributors
> > generally brings in big surcharges. Please do make sure that your
> > european distributors sell at the right price. After all, equipment is
> > produced in China, and imported both in the US and in EU. If at all
> > possible, I suggest to ship part of the production directly to Europe,
> > not via US. I believe the European Union is a large enough market...
> > Carlo
> > --
> > * Se la Strada e la sua Virtu' non fossero state messe da
> > * K * Carlo E. Prelz - fluido at fluido.as che bisogno ci
> > * di parlare tanto di amore e di rettitudine?
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