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Devialet $ vs Euro
#11
Flying to Europe and picking it up would seem like a better bet at that price. They’d throw in a free carrier bag and you could have a mini break too, and still have plenty of cash left to start spending on upsamplers, cables, power conditioners, clocks and resonance devices. Smile

Roon lifetime > Mac mini (RoonServer) > Eth > Allo DigiOne* > BNC ( >AES via Neutrik) > Devialet 250 Pro CI > PMC fact.8
‘Normal’ cables. *eBay LPS on the Allo, no discernible SQ change over Pi supply.
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#12
(14-Nov-2018, 05:49)Brendanalun Wrote: Why is the $ price of the dev 1000 dual pro cost $49000 and the Euro 27900? Whats with the huge difference?

Bren


If it is indeed Aus Dollars. Just the exchange rate conversion takes you to 43,500 AUD. Then you must add 5% import duties and 10% GST on top of that which equates to 50,200 AUD.

(disclosure: I'm not Australian, don't live there and the info is based on Google hits)

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#13
(16-Nov-2018, 09:53)Hifi_swlon Wrote: Flying to Europe and picking it up would seem like a better bet at that price. They’d throw in a free carrier bag and you could have a mini break too, and still have plenty of cash left to start spending on upsamplers, cables, power conditioners, clocks and resonance devices. Smile

Or....   Buy a second hand O'dA from someone in Europe, get the free upgrade to 1000Pro CI spec.  Then you basically have a brand new 1000Pro in terms of the electronics, together with the lovely limited edition copper gold finish, together with a substantial cost saving.  I'm not sure if anyone on this forum is smart enough to pull that one off though? ......
1000 Pro - KEF Blade - SOtM sMS-200Ultra Neo - tX-USBultra - Mutec REF10 - MC3+USB - Pro-Ject Signature 12
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#14
If You buy in France you would probably receive a VAT refund of 20% and pay Tax and GST for the net value.
Le 220 PRO/CI, Martin Logan Montis, HMS Gran Finale MK II, Roon AIR, Audirvana Air over Wifi, Tidal Hifi, - South Germany
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#15
My bad, sorry guys, seems like it was Singapore website.
https://www.devialet.com/en-sg/expert-10...amplifier/
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#16
my 2 cents...

Price differences are not necessarily explained by plain maths. Being French living in the US, I can share that the US price that I see on such high-end European products is often much higher here in the US. My guess is that the US market is simply more willing to pay big $, and therefore OEMs such as Devialet and their distributors can afford to get better margins.

I had the experience of buying both my Expert 120 and Clearaudio turntable (which is of German origin), and in both cases found it (much) more interesting to buy them from French stores. 

For the 120, I bought it along with the Atom GT1s from Devialet Paris flagship store and elected to have them shipped, which prevented me from getting the VAT refund. Still, even after adding the FedEx shipping cost, I paid something like 1,000 USD less than what I could find in the US. 

For the turntable, I was able to buy it during a business trip and bring it back with me on the plane, which gave me a 15%+ VAT refund, and overall I paid close to half price from what I could find here in the US.

Beyond this personal experience, depending on your country of residence and personal situation (typically whether you're a permanent or non-permanent resident), you may also have to factor an import tax...
Devialet 120 + Atohm GT1 (SE?) + Clearaudio Concept Wood (MM)
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#17
Let’s just say I'm glad I bought my 140 in Dubai—deal I can’t mention but best impulse buy yet.
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#18
One can save in the U.S. by buying via a Canadian dealer. Seventy-five cents U.S. (or thereabouts) buys one Canadian dollar. The power cords are the same in Canada as the U.S. Shipping is typically built-in to the price and there are no cross-border fees.
Devialet Expert 220 Pro, Vivid B1 Decade speakers in Rosso Barchetta red (only 200 produced in a limited edition), Roon Nucleus, Keces P8 linear power supply, AudioQuest Niagara 1000 power conditioner, ASI LiveLine loom (purchased directly from Franck Tchang when I lived in France), and Roon lifetime license with Tidal streaming.
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