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Oh yeah great deal, only 110 dollars more! :S
People were complaining that it's $400 in some countries. I think $269 is a very good deal compared to that.
Thanks a lot for looking around and trying to help follow massdroppers.
There are still import fees to pay which makes it end up around 400, this headphone would have ended in around 270$ for me which is already enough.
They are and have been 250 on mp4nation for a long time
These stores selling to EU still violate SM policy just as much as MD would though.
There isn't really anything to make up man, it is quite OK as you have said, we will get some other phones at similar prices and be just as happy. I think it is very much SoundMagics loss here, these are very little known headphones that are possibly very good, but also possibly not that good, we don't know, only 5 reviews. They miss out on a lot of coverage by restricting the drop, but as has been mentioned, they might not have a choice since they may have made some deals with distributors.
I will be taking this as a sign from the gods to go for AKG.
Hey, at least I tried to find an alternative when I really don't need to.
I understand man, it may not be a good deal to everyone. But wow, 400$ import? They impose 100% import taxes? Where are you from, bro? Don't you have to pay import tax normally for when Massdrop ships you items?
Absolutely non-reliable. On aliexpress if you get a fake product, you can only negotiate a partial refund from the seller - or ship it back to China yourself for a full refund.
I know that they are not 100% reliable which I stated when I posted the link. There have been cases of non genuine stuff on that site. But it's funny and odd that a Chinese headphone would counterfeited in china and sold.
Point taken. And I agree that SM is shooting themselves in the foot here. Or rather, as you pointed out, they shot themselves in the foot when signing exclusive deals just to get a foot in the door.
Eventually those deals will expire and things will change. Until then, I'm pretty happy with my Q701. ;)
Close to doubling still isnt. 160 $ become around 270, 270 go near 400.
25% tax + 25% import fee + 10% tolls added in (tolls and import fees added after tax) 25%*1.35=67%. I think this isnt far from some other eu countries even
Extremely common, just look at the xiaomi pistons, those are being faked by multiple makers even
Now i wonder even if we get an International Drop for Sound Magic Headphones, how reliable are their warranty services really?
Yeah true. And that's sad. Really.
Which means bottom line you barely get a good deal on Massdrop items when they reach you.
Well, in my case I do, I'm in Iceland which is outside of the EU which means I'll be paying those fees off the 400$ headphone too, but that doesn't apply for the rest of EU.
And still, 270 instead of 400 is more than barely a good deal should that be the case, and shipments can always slip through customs, you can always hope :)
Actually a 50$ massdrop discount is a 80$ discount for me due to import fees, add to that MD's wonderfully good price on shipping and I'm saving a lot by going through here.
Yeah, i heard the taxes are high in Nordic countries. But look at the bright side, Iceland like the rest of Nordic are just magnificently beautiful to live in!!
Thats true, just pissed off because off the drop I could just afford it. Even at 20 dollar more I would have to pass.
But for person who really want to have it in eu there is this place: http://zococity.es/soundmagic-hp200.html
A spanish store, inside EU so no extra taxes, shipping cost was 4 euro extra. That makes total of 214 euro's. Little but more than China, but no fake, faster shipping and no taxes...
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The Chinese try to fake everything - even their own products. The OnePlusOne has been 'copied' by Doogee, and there are plenty of fake Meizu and Xiaomi smartphones out there. Obviously the Chinese authorities do try to crack down on this, but they don't care if those counterfeit products are being exported.
When you think about, its really sad.