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Is the $649.99 MSRP actually realistic? Good deal if it is.
no chance in hell. this is exclusive to massdrop, but no way they are giving you that good of a deal.
That was my thought process exactly.
The K702 65th Anniversary version had a $649 MSRP but was about $499 and could be found for lower. This is the headphones that these K7xx are derived from. $200 is a fantastic price for them, a steal really.
and you can get The AKG K702 at $230.00 on Amazon. it may not be the 65th version, but still.. And yes, I've read this is a good price, but to say the MSRP is $649.00 is laughable
IMO the 65th Ed is noticeably superior to the vanilla K702. MSRP is rarely NOT laughable as it is a random price that the manufacturer came up with and rarely the actual street price.
I would say that just randomly picking a price qualifies it for being somewhat laughable..."Suggested prices can also be manipulated to be unreasonably high, allowing retailers to use deceptive advertising by showing the excessive price and then their actual selling price, implying to customers that they are getting a bargain. Game shows have long made use of suggested retail prices both as a game element, in which the contestant must determine the retail price of an item, or in valuing their prizes."
Not sure how you can say that when SOMEONE always has to set an initial price before supply and demand agree on a new price.
I'm not arguing that they don't HAVE to set a price, I'm arguing what the price actually is. They will have a farily good gauge to predict what the demand will be based on their brand, the model, etc...It's not hard...Predictive analytics
I argue that it is always better to set the MRSP too high and let the market hash it out than set it too low and lose out on potential money. Prices can easily be dropped. No one minds it. Raise the price and internet peeps start rioting on social media.
I'm not arguing that the price shouldn't be higher than street price, but how much higher is what is debatable and I think somewhat laughable. They might as well just say the MSRP is $900.00- "ohh..look at this great deal I'm getting!"
Um, seriously AKG phones did sell at around MSRP when they came out. It is just that AKG tends to lower the prices way earlier and much more than Senn or Beyers. K7 series all have MSRP of that much, and ancestors like K701, really sold at that price. Yet now most of the 7 series fall in $200+ category and this drop has to be priced accordingly to stay competitive.
It's moreso $250. Did I even use that word right.