(Topic ID: 185075)

Another price increase (for Canada)!


By Rob_G

2 years ago



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    #51 2 years ago
    Quoted from libtech:

    Dont know if they would be any better would they - 7500 is 5600usd, which is high, I think games actually sell for around 5k in the states but msrp is what 5300ish? Still cheaper than 8k jjp's or even 6500 heighway games..
    As much as we like to hate SB, its our dollar that blows..

    Depends if you are buying or selling. The low Canadian dollar only is bad when you are buying. If you are selling, then it is a huge bonus.

    #52 2 years ago
    Quoted from generalgman:

    Depends if you are buying or selling. The low Canadian dollar only is bad when you are buying. If you are selling, then it is a huge bonus.

    Right. 3 years ago someone from Canada could sell a pin for 5k USD and realize 5k CAD. So now on that same sale I'm sure they are fine with getting that same 5k CAD today and selling to someone in the US for only 4k USD...

    The Canadian distributor buying from Stern in USD isn't going to sit back and watch their gross profit decrease due to the FX impact of a weaker CAD. Now will they decrease prices when the CAD bounces back significantly and their cogs decrease as a result? That will truly tell if they are gouging more than they should.

    #53 2 years ago
    Quoted from PinballNewb:

    Right. 3 years ago someone from Canada could sell a pin for 5k USD and realize 5k CAD. So now on that same sale I'm sure they are fine with getting that same 5k CAD today and selling to someone in the US for only 4k USD...
    The Canadian distributor buying from Stern in USD isn't going to sit back and watch their gross profit decrease due to the FX impact of a weaker CAD. Now will they decrease prices when the CAD bounces back significantly and their cogs decrease as a result? That will truly tell if they are gouging more than they should.

    They are certainly price gouging, no question about it. I was very close to picking up an AS pro, but this new price increase just killed the deal. Perhaps we should start sending complaints to Stern about unfair pricing tactics.

    Rob

    #54 2 years ago

    Yes definitely let stern know our feelings. They already know about the price increase and don't care. We need to make them care. We also need to not buy any sterns in Canada at this price point and import our games until the price comes to the US equivalent.

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