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Old 09-12-2010, 06:22 AM   #1
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PB360 in UK, get serious please!!!

HI, I have been the happy owner of 2*PB360's for almost a year, I am very happy with it and the one issue I had early on was quickly sorted out by the German distributor (Forkosigan) even though I purchased via the USA (Yar).

The issue I now have is that I am promoting the product to friends and family. People are now considering purchasing and firstly want to know where they can buy them. I have to reply online even though the people are not techies, and would prefer to buy from a shop, but they now want the website details and I have had a look at supplying sites and costs. I was very very suprised to see that the unit still costs > £200 where ever I get it from. USA= $199 but you need to add shipping and import duty, Germany = euro239, no shipping so approx £200, and UK site £211 and £5 shipping.

This is ridiculous its more expensive to buy in UK!!! Anyway people are seeing the Kindle advert everywhere at just over £100, its on TV all the time its in mags and papers and its on the billboards and adverts on the tube. I'm trying to say this is a great product, but getting someone to buy an unknown brand for twice as much from a overseas mail-order site is a hard sell, even when i'm there promoting the thing.

It must be time to reduce the unit price and get it into general distribution in the high-street, or even at a realistic price from a uk website.

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Old 09-13-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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Hi, Ebiumn!

We just lowered our prices for Pocketbook Readers.
Take a look in my shop
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Is that the $199 price or even lower?, you must remember that $199 = £127 approx but after shipping and import duty you are back to around £200 which is now too high in the current market compared to other product.

If the product was £127 in the UK then you would sell many more, If they are shipped to US and sold there for $199 then why cant they be shipped and sold in UK for a realistic price.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:38 AM   #4
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Is that the $199 price or even lower?, you must remember that $199 = £127 approx but after shipping and import duty you are back to around £200 which is now too high in the current market compared to other product.

If the product was £127 in the UK then you would sell many more, If they are shipped to US and sold there for $199 then why cant they be shipped and sold in UK for a realistic price.
It's 199 Euro, 165 pounds, and shipping is free for European residents. There are reasons why Pocketgoods gets lots of love.
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many thanks for this info, at least this is moving in the right direction, although £165 is still alot more than the massive publicity drive for the new kindle at £110, and online order from Germany.
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many thanks for this info, at least this is moving in the right direction, although £165 is still alot more than the massive publicity drive for the new kindle at £110, and online order from Germany.
Order from USA. With VAT 150€
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