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post #46 of 290
for around $250, i am in. it's going to be taught to get someone to volunteer. i mean at around 250 a piece, it's going to be nasty for the total. i dont think someone's credit card can handle it, unless they have a business one.

i wouldn't mind paying the volunteer some money (though not much) for his efforts. it's not going to be easy setting all of this up, shipping it all, and that's a lot of money to deal with.
post #47 of 290
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by minya
Why doesn't someone volunteer to storm the factory in which they're made and steal a bunch of them? That would be just as likely to work as this "fake business" idiocy and in the end, a lot cheaper.

- Chris

Is this kind of insult really necessary?
post #48 of 290
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Originally Posted by ampgalore
Is this kind of insult really necessary?
Do you realize what you're asking?

Someone sets up a "fake business" so several people can get CD3000s at a wholesale price.

I don't think you're taking into account the amount of work that goes into setting up a business, "fake" or not, and I imagine Sony wouldn't be too keen on selling a microscopic order of headphones to some company they've never heard of.

Not to mention the legality of this idea borders on fraud.

- Chris
post #49 of 290
I didn't realize someone was required to set up a fake business.

Anyways, that $200 price range you guys are predicting is highly unlikely. I use to work for an electronic retailer, and had excess to the inventory prices. I was shocked to find that for most of the third party stuff they sold, they bought for 65-70% of the retail/selling price. Not to mention the quantity they purchased were definitely a lot more than 10...
post #50 of 290
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Originally Posted by minya
Do you realize what you're asking?

Someone sets up a "fake business" so several people can get CD3000s at a wholesale price.

I don't think you're taking into account the amount of work that goes into setting up a business, "fake" or not, and I imagine Sony wouldn't be too keen on selling a microscopic order of headphones to some company they've never heard of.

Not to mention the legality of this idea borders on fraud.

- Chris
And did you ever think that we could use a real company, from someone that is willing to do it, audio related or not, instead of a fake one? Who's talking about dealing with Sony directly, I don't think we can, unless an authorized distributor, even if you have the company? We could deal with one of their distributors....We are trying to get just around the price that the dealers get...period...
post #51 of 290
I'd be in for < $300
post #52 of 290
Hope we don't need to be swindlers to pull it. But having a company would allow us to have much more power to bargain than just stepping up and telling them we're a bunch of crazy head-fi'ers who want a HUGE discount. We want the wholesale price. Other than setting up a company, what else a method is available? (If we get 50 people in this, maybe we could just ask Sony directly about ithis and get a good price.....I dunno...)
post #53 of 290
maybe i am just a skeptic, but if sony hears that the sale is just for head-fiers...they're more likely to refuse the offer. sorta like for the same strange reason why some companies want retailers to keep the prices around retail.
post #54 of 290
im so happy to hear this message ,i just wanna to buy a cd3000
so if the prize around usd 250 i will get 2 ithink
thx
alex
post #55 of 290
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Originally Posted by h3nG
maybe i am just a skeptic, but if sony hears that the sale is just for head-fiers...they're more likely to refuse the offer. sorta like for the same strange reason why some companies want retailers to keep the prices around retail.
That's easy: why sell them for half the price when those crazy head-fiers will probably buy them anyway
post #56 of 290
I hate to be the voice of negativism, but the prices that you are hoping for are impossible. The markups on this particular can is much higher than you woould expect.
One year ago, I saw a US dealers Sony wholesale price list and the cost for the CD3000's was very close to $330.00! That was for a single unit, and when ordering ten, I think there was about a $10-15.00 break. I cant imagine its changed much since then. Sorry to break the bad news.


JC
post #57 of 290
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maybe i am just a skeptic, but if sony hears that the sale is just for head-fiers...they're more likely to refuse the offer. sorta like for the same strange reason why some companies want retailers to keep the prices around retail.

That's what I think.
post #58 of 290
yeah, i was thinking it was going to be atleast close to or around $300. and at that price point, we can already scratch off 75% of the people who signed up for the group buy. though i'd still be in, even at that price.
post #59 of 290
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Originally Posted by JazzJackRabbit
That's easy: why sell them for half the price when those crazy head-fiers will probably buy them anyway
Well I will not buy them anyway, I have already two pairs....

BTW not everybody could afford to pay 375.00 plus for a headphone, just to try it.....
post #60 of 290
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Originally Posted by h3nG
yeah, i was thinking it was going to be atleast close to or around $300. and at that price point, we can already scratch off 75% of the people who signed up for the group buy. though i'd still be in, even at that price.

If the price is under $300 i still be in! more less than that price i
may be get 2!!
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