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#297841 - 10/26/10 10:37 PM Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
newman Offline
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I thought that now the AU$ is pretty much at parity with the US$ it would be a good time to look into a couple of Bose Compacts for my T4.

A Bose dealer told me however, that anywhere in Australia the price for the L1 compacts is fixed at $1,700 each, regardless of how many units you buyÖ. Yikes.

What are people are paying for them in other parts of the world I wonder?

Newman

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#297842 - 10/26/10 11:04 PM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
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About USD$999 in the States...
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#297843 - 10/27/10 08:20 AM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
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$999.00

much cheaper on Ebay..

I sold mine for $895.00

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#297844 - 10/27/10 08:24 AM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
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Mine was $999.00. Not happy at all with it. I hope I can sell it...
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#297845 - 10/27/10 02:33 PM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
newman Offline
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Thanks Diki, Dnj & Montunoman,
That info really puts a damper on my enthusiasm.
No way I'm going to put up with being gouged another 70% on top of their already inflated prices and from what you say maybe they're not as crash-hot as I'm led to believe.
I was going to audition them, but at those prices I donít think Iíll bother now.


Cheers,
Newman

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#297846 - 10/27/10 02:38 PM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
Dnj Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by newman:
Thanks Diki, Dnj & Montunoman,
That info really puts a damper on my enthusiasm.
No way I'm going to put up with being gouged another 70% on top of their already inflated prices and from what you say maybe they're not as crash-hot as I'm led to believe.
I was going to audition them, but at those prices I donít think Iíll bother now.


Cheers,
Newman



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[This message has been edited by Dnj (edited 10-27-2010).]

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#297847 - 10/27/10 04:13 PM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
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Newman,

If you have the opportunity to try them out I would urge you to do so. My experience(s) with the Bose L1 and L1 Compact have been nothing less than stellar. And, the vast majority of the performers that I know report similar results. Plug in your keyboard, set the EQs accordingly, fire up on your favorite song, record it as a MIDI file, then play it back through the Bose while you walk throughout the venue. Then, and only then, can YOU make the call. If you like what you hear--buy it. If not--don't buy it. And, if anyone else reading this resides in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., particularly in Northeastern Maryland, DO NOT BUY IT! If, however, you reside in central New Jersey, buy a pair of them and play the Jersey Shore. The boardwalk needs some new blood.

Cheers,

Gary
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#297848 - 10/27/10 10:50 PM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
Diki Offline


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$1000US=$1025A

I expect that taxes make up the difference. Unless those are added AFTER. Here in the States, you can expect to pay maybe an additional 7% or so, depending on which state you are in (and if they expect you to pay Sales Tax on mail order goods)
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#297849 - 10/28/10 02:35 PM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
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My experience with sales tax statesde is that you only pay tax if purchasing the internet item from a store in the same state as you reside.

Newman, $1700AU still seems expensive. I love my Compact, but I got a great deal early on for just $800US. If had to pay full price I would probably be using something good but less expensive and be thinking my sound was still very good.
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#297850 - 10/28/10 06:35 PM Re: Yikes! Priced Bose Compacts for my T4 $1,700ea
newman Offline
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Hi Dnj,
As you say, it's probably a good idea to at least check 'em out I suppose but I'm a bit afraid I might like 'em.

Hi Gary,
Your suggestion is duly noted and the idea of pre-recording a few songs and taking a walk around is a good one. But the Price!
They also want over $4,000AU for the L1 with no discounts allowed.

Hi Diki,
In Australia we pay a flat 10% GST (Goods & services tax) on pretty much everything with no additional state taxes, so the price isn't justified due to taxation it's more like greed.

Hi cassp,
It is a lot of money; I would be a buyer at even $1,250AU for the L1 compacts but not $1,700. I think Bose are being too greedy for their own good.

Thanks everyone,
Newman

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