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 Post subject: DL110 pricing (Why?)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:00 pm 
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Am I missing something? Why is one of Canuck's big advertisers selling the Demon DL110 for 400 bucks? This was a $150 cartridge for years, then I believe there was no supply for a while after the earthquake and tsunami. What gives?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:18 pm 
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They went up to that price earlier around Christmas pretty much everywhere that had new stock, but I see that the price is back down to around $250 in the US as we speak. Also note that Denon Canada had stopped bringing in all cartridges a few years ago, but just started again in the last 90 days or so. Warranty has also dropped down to 90 days instead of the standard 1 year.


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There's a seller on that auction site that has the DL-110 for $219 + 8 shipping. They're Canadian based.

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They went up to that price earlier around Christmas pretty much everywhere that had new stock, but I see that the price is back down to around $250 in the US as we speak. Also note that Denon Canada had stopped bringing in all cartridges a few years ago, but just started again in the last 90 days or so. Warranty has also dropped down to 90 days instead of the standard 1 year.


You're right, Needledoctor has it for $249US, right beside the DL103 at $229. :shock:
Strange days indeed.


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It was a CAM thread that started it all.... :mrgreen:

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There's a seller on that auction site that has the DL-110 for $219 + 8 shipping. They're Canadian based.


Ummm. Guess what, it's the same seller that's advertising here with a banner ad that takes you to this;
http://www.avgearshop.com/

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So it's $220 CDN on eBay but the same cart sells for $399 on their website. :shock: :shock:
Btw, I've seen this vendor do the old bait'n'switch ebay advertising before, with the DL103/103R. Caveat emptor.


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There are a few places that sell for less. This being one of them: https://www.newaudiounited.com/index.ph ... ath=71_124 where your 110 is at $195. The exchange is a killer though.

I did get a 301 MkII from them, communication is not good and I likely wouldn't have committed without using PayPal.


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Che Cavolo wrote:
It was a CAM thread that started it all.... :mrgreen:


Probably true!

For example, notice how many Reel to Reel decks are suddenly on CAM after a recent post was made about them being hip again?


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The avgear thing aside (I'll bet if you really wanted one and called them up, thy'd give you the ebay price: the price increases were driven by Denon. They saw the volume spikes and jacked their wholesale Comet Supply dropped them because they felt the couldn't sell the product at the re-inflated price.
I have 103r's and a 110, and had a stock 103. The 103 is a screaming steal at a lower price than the 110.

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Yup. I've had them both and I'm not in the market for a cartridge. Just clicked the banner ad last night and couldn't believe it.


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JGP wrote:
Che Cavolo wrote:
It was a CAM thread that started it all.... :mrgreen:


Probably true!

For example, notice how many Reel to Reel decks are suddenly on CAM after a recent post was made about them being hip again?


I usually watch that gear just to see if anything interesting pops up, and I really haven't noticed any particular spike in activity...though I suppose 3 are listed today...
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Sarchi wrote:
Am I missing something? Why is one of Canuck's big advertisers selling the Demon DL110 for 400 bucks? This was a $150 cartridge for years, then I believe there was no supply for a while after the earthquake and tsunami. What gives?


Think maybe you should ask yourself why, why your asking the why question. Last I heard we live in a free democracy... I assume they pay for their adverts and can ask any price they want. If someone is short bussed then that's their problem if they don't do their homework.

So basically WHY is this posted in the forums?

Guess that's the $400 question...


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This is of course for the OP to answer, but my take on it would be, "For the sake of the improved understanding that often results from discussion."

IOW, the raison d'être of the CAM Forums, in a nutshell.

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So basically WHY is this posted in the forums?


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Why is there time?
Why is there space?
Why are there dogs and cats and trees and the human race?
And why am I here and not over there?
Oh why, oh why?

And why are there nuns?
And why do they pray?
And where do we go when we pass away?
And why, when I ask my Dad does he say
- Go ask your Mom or just go away?
And OK, I'll go away
But they won't go away

Those mysteries
Tomorrow I'll find out all I should know
Those mysteries
I don't even know what I don't even know
Those mysteries
They're hanging 'round and around and 'round and 'round

Those mysteries
Tomorrow I'll find out all I should know
Those mysteries
I don't even know what I don't even know
Those mysteries
They're hanging 'round and around and 'round and 'round

Why is there you?
Why is there me?
Why does my Mother kiss my Father occasionally?
And why am I sore whenever I'm hit?
Oh why, oh why?

And why is there France?
And why is there Spain?
And why am I here and why is there rain?
And why when I ask my Dad does he say
- Go ask your Mom or just go away?
And OK, I'll go away
But they won't go away

Those mysteries
Tomorrow I'll find out all I should know
Those mysteries
I don't even know what I don't even know
Those mysteries
They're hanging 'round and around and 'round and 'round

Those mysteries
Tomorrow I'll find out all I should know
Those mysteries
I don't even know what I don't even know
Those mysteries
They're hanging 'round and around and 'round and 'round

Why is there time?
Why is there space?

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Che Cavolo wrote:
It was a CAM thread that started it all.... :mrgreen:


D'oh! :oops:

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/vi ... 32&t=23731


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