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cgmarshall
2007-04-01, 02:03
Hi

I've been thinking about getting a Transporter for a while now.

I've just heard a rumour that prices in the UK will be going up soon, to around 1700 UKP. Does anyone know anything about this?

It seems SB3 prices may come down a little at the same time.

regards

Chris

adamslim
2007-04-01, 07:06
Given how the exchange rate has gone, it would be completely unreasonable, but look at the PS3 - it costs more in the UK than Europe, and more in Ireland than mainland Europe, even though it's the same currency!

You could buy from Slim direct and pay the VAT and duty and it's about the same as £1,300, the current UK retail (actually a little less), so at £1,700 there would be no incentive to buy in the UK at all.

Adam

norderney
2007-04-01, 14:29
Hi

I've been thinking about getting a Transporter for a while now.

I've just heard a rumour that prices in the UK will be going up soon, to around 1700 UKP. Does anyone know anything about this?

It seems SB3 prices may come down a little at the same time.

regards

Chris

Where did you hear this rumour from? I was hoping to get a Transporter later this year, but a 500.00 pound increase would make such a purchase more difficult.

This isn't an April Fools joke, is it?

ModelCitizen
2007-04-01, 23:32
This just has to be bull.
MC

cgmarshall
2007-04-02, 00:29
The news came from the UK distributor at the Heathrow hi-fi show last weekend. If you are planning on buying one soon, I'd ring them and check just to be safe.

regards

Chris

Chewie
2007-04-02, 01:09
Well I received my Transporter on Friday after contacting at least half a dozen suppliers before finding one with a Black one in stock. At least two of the suppliers I contacted implied that there was a price increase coming, now whether this was just a ploy to get me to back order one from them I donít know but read in conjunction with two different people being told at Heathrow that there was a price hike coming by the importer, it looks like I may have dodged a bullet for once.

ModelCitizen
2007-04-02, 01:12
Better get ten quick.
MC

CardinalFang
2007-04-02, 07:01
Better get ten quick.
MC

If it's true, perhaps it's a reaction to "not being expensive enough for true hifi buffs"? :-)