Originally Posted by darinf
We looked at becoming a Stax dealer, but the main reason we didn't do it was that the margins in the US were so low that anyone could buy from PriceJapan for cheaper than dealer cost. With low margins and little incentive for people to buy locally, we didn't know how we could make any money selling Stax. Yes, buying from Japan only gives you a warranty that works in Japan, but I am not sure how many people are willing to pay 25% or more just for a US warranty. For Stax 009, the US price is $1141.00 more.
I am not condoning that people should buy from Japan or not, but when it comes to price, many people will buy for the cheapest price regardless.
BTW, I bought all my Stax used from fellow Head-Fiers... I could not afford them new. I did buy a used Stax 323 amp from a Head-Fier in Japan and use it with a step down transformer. I don't have a US warranty, but it was out of warranty anyway.
90% of all my gear,has been bought from other head-fiers,and,I've never had a problem,and still is the first place I look.
However,now,I'm in the market for the 009's ,and,the $1100.00 savings,is making my decision to buy from PriceJapan,,very tempting,despite,no USA warranty.
Has anyone had any problems with PriceJapan?
Is there a way ,to send them to the USA seller,if a problem should arise?,and just buy whatever it costs,or,must I ship them back to Japan?