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With the Euro Crashing

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TonyS
TonyS Member Posts: 849
How long till we see some price cuts on these modcons?

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  • Unknown
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    US Dollar vs Euro

    You probably aren't going to see any difference until the paid for inventory in North America has been used up.
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,628
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    We should be producing our own

    Mod/Cons not relying on European imports!
  • SpeyFitter
    SpeyFitter Member Posts: 422
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    Stainless steel?

    Didn't the price of stainless steel shoot up recently though? z

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

  • Leo_G
    Leo_G Member Posts: 89
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    Tony

    I think it has more to do with supply and demand. There was a post here about a year or so ago, if memory serves me, that was on about how the price for a vito200 was about 1/2 the price in Europe, compared to NA. Huge market there, i.e. competition and volume, tiny market here.



    I don't expect the prices to drop much, unless Europe falls into a depression.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,894
    edited June 2010
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    Good point, Tim

    but some American mod-con makers are having serious problems. For the latest, go here:



    http://www.heatinghelp.com/forum-thread/128950/Lochinvar-Armor-water-heating-boilers



    It's not fair to our customers to make them pay to serve as beta testers.



    Also, don't forget that in Europe, mod-cons are typically replaced every 5-10 years rather than being repaired. So the basic mod-con design reflects this. It is totally opposite to what American customers expect from their equipment.
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