what os flexes special hamvention prices?

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A major ham outlet has the icom 7610 for $3100 as a hamvention special thats a $500 discount from initial pricing so what is flexes special discount for the hamvention?

Just wondering .... :-)
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Wayne

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Posted 5 months ago

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KF4HR

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The IC-7610 Dayton price brings it down to what it should have been to start with.
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Scott Russell - N1SER

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and that's still too much for the 7610...
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Clay N9IO

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You serious Wayne, the new Flex models were priced lower from day one. Best value out there.
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Wayne

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Yes I am very serious even elecraft is offering $50 to $200 off in savings based on which product or package you order. Every amatuer radio supplier well except maybe this one that I have looked up has sales specials during hamvention.


I mean everyone is selling a product and that product has a markup amount that the sellers are willing to forego 5 to 15 % or more on and make it up in volume so what makes flex any different except that cheap mic jack that would have cost to much to make it compatible with the other products in the product line as was officially said in this community.


Its part of doing business and should be part of the business model taking into account sales specials to promote more volume and sales.


Plus old hams are mostly cheap wanting somethimg for as little as possible on sale boards etc.
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Maybe they're waiting to see what Kenwood announces. ;-)
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Clay N9IO

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Under normal circumstances I would have agreed with you all day long but the reality is that FRS has set a pace the others are having trouble matching in more ways than one.

The need to cut further is just not justifiable, they're doing great things for you and I. Not like anything I've ever owned in the last 45 years.
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Wayne

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I agree with you but still thats not what consumers are used to seeing or expect especially at the time of the most important hamfest and show of the year.
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Jon - KF2E

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I seem to remember Flex having special pricing during Dayton in previous years. Maybe they are just waiting until tomorrow to announce it?
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mikeatthebeach .

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Buy 100 Flex6600M's and get one free !
73 Mike
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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There are two schools of thought on this matter. 

Inflate your prices by 15-20% on products you sell to your customers 50 or so weeks out of the year and then drop your price for those 14 days.

Or you can pass on the 15-20% saving to your customers 52 weeks out of the year and makeup the15-20% differential with increased volume.

Yes, we know there is a psychological dynamic when you think you're getting a deal, but we feel that it is a greater advantage when the customer knows they do not have to wait for a hamfest or Black Friday before they can order a radio.  It allows them to buy without a date constraint.

We aggressively priced the radios out of the gate to compete and we feel this provide our customers a better value and buying experience.

This is the business decision we made and we felt it was the right one.  If you have a difference of opinion, that is OK too.
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It's not the deal you got but the deal you think you got that counts
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Jon - KF2E

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In the past I thought Flex offered $100 on a 6300, $200 on a 6500 and maybe $250 on a 6700. These represented something less than 5% discount but gave people an incentive to buy. I guess if you don't have radios in stock to sell, it probably doesn't make sense having a sale.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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We have radio in stock. Your assumption is incorrect.
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Jon - KF2E

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Sorry Tim, I didn't realize you had caught up to where new radios were available for immediate shipment. Good job! Hopefully you will sell a lot of them at Xenia.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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That is what we hoping to do!
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Clay N9IO

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But we're talking about the current game changers 6400 & 6600 that has the competition well on their heels.
Totally different animal this year.
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In the  past, Flex has announced show pricing at Midnight (Central Time?)  of the night before Dayton


So rather than speculating - just wait a few hours

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Jon - KF2E

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Howard,

I think Tim already said they were not doing it and explained their reasons above. He even pointed out that if people don't like it that's "great."
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So Tim, I guess it's safe for us to assume Flex, in the past, subscribed to this policy:

There are two schools of thought on this matter.  
Inflate your prices by 15-20% on products you sell to your customers 50 or so weeks out of the year and then drop your price for those 14 days.
Just curious because Flex most definitely offered hamvention pricing in the past.

Jim
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We have not taken reservations or deposits for at least weeks now.

We did have discounts on the 1st Generation FLEX-6000, but with the 6400(M) and 6600(M) radios, we came out of the gate with aggressive pricing.  
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Brad A. Steffler

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Yes you did!

Brad
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Kurt Onvijfdz

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Do not complain, you can at least buy one. We can still wait. It was a hamvention ago that I ordered one ....