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    Re: Dealer Integrity

    Quote Originally Posted by greystoke4 View Post
    Hi, if say, you was at a hifi store looking seriously to purchase, let's say speakers, you really liked them and was committed to the sale, and the dealer knew there was a new pair mk2, of this speaker coming out in 6 months, which will supersede the pair you are looking at buying, should he inform you of that ?, or should he carry one with the sale, knowing in 6 months time your purchase,would be worth 50% of what you paid, or explain what the deal is, and let you make up your own mind, maybe wait, or carry on and buy the pair you have your eye on, this could be in the thousands ££, but this thread is about integrity and not the cost,
    How is it that both you and the dealer know about a Mk II at the same time but it didn't come up in conversation? did you assume the dealer knew about a Mk II but was refraining from telling you (?) because he was more interested in off'g his soon to be obsolete stock? I'm trying to figure out if this is about mind reading or your wanting to paint your dealer as a disingenuous person.
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    Re: Dealer Integrity

    hi, it's just a hypothetical question, about dealership integrity,

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    Re: Dealer Integrity

    Even if it wasn't a hypothetical six months into the future is far to long for a dealer to have to sit on current inventory just to save a buyer a few dollars some time in the future. This subject was beat to death a few years ago over the Magico Mk II speaker updates.
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    Re: Dealer Integrity

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Even if it wasn't a hypothetical six months into the future is far to long for a dealer to have to sit on current inventory just to save a buyer a few dollars some time in the future. This subject was beat to death a few years ago over the Magico Mk II speaker updates.
    The Magico Mk II discussion was about the length of manufacturer release cycles between models, not dealer integrity.


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    Re: Dealer Integrity

    I have 2 dealers I have worked with pretty exclusively over the past few years and both have given me insight on occasion when a new model is coming out, and also when prices are scheduled to go up or down in the coming weeks. I also realize there are times when they just don't know and like Mike said, they only know as much as the distributors are willing to tell them. But yes I would be surprised and bring it up with the dealer if I spent a lot of money on something and discovered within a month or so that the model had a price dip or was updated/discontinued, etc.
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    Re: Dealer Integrity

    Quote Originally Posted by greystoke4 View Post
    Hi, if say, you was at a hifi store looking seriously to purchase, let's say speakers, you really liked them and was committed to the sale, and the dealer knew there was a new pair mk2, of this speaker coming out in 6 months, which will supersede the pair you are looking at buying, should he inform you of that ?, or should he carry one with the sale, knowing in 6 months time your purchase,would be worth 50% of what you paid, or explain what the deal is, and let you make up your own mind, maybe wait, or carry on and buy the pair you have your eye on, this could be in the thousands ££, but this thread is about integrity and not the cost,
    well, good dealer integrity would be at play if the offer of taking your speakers back in on trade against the mkII version with full allowance of what you paid for them perhaps ?

    Regardless, you liked the speakers correct ? many a 'mkII' product is more about marketing than an audible improvement.
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    Re: Dealer Integrity

    None of this has anything to do with Dealer integrity... if you want to buy something then buy it. If you don't then move on or simply keep waiting for who knows what.

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    I always make the attempt to build a strong rapport with a dealer, which in turns builds trust and that in turn brings integrity. I've made some wonderful friends that way.
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    Re: Dealer Integrity

    if you know something, say something ...that would seem to be a good default general rule for all parties.
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