Price increase question

Kris W
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Re: Price increase question

Post: # 1518Post Kris W
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:58 pm

I emailed Collings late last year and ask for a then current price list for the Collings and their Waterloo lines. They responded back the same day and sent me both lists.

pto
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Re: Price increase question

Post: # 1528Post pto
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:18 pm

with the exceptions of the cases, which were not called out separately on the jan 2019 price list, the list prices have not changed from then. the change is in the policy: the dealers must now advertise list price. ...i think...

Eric Jones
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Re: Price increase question

Post: # 1531Post Eric Jones
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:59 am

pto wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:18 pm
...the change is in the policy: the dealers must now advertise list price. ...i think...
No. The dealers must sell at list price.

pto
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Re: Price increase question

Post: # 1533Post pto
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:05 pm

what we said is indeed 100% correct. but yes, there is more to be airtight: dealers must also sell at the MAP (which is now list). the original emails from dealers i know were in terms of MAP.

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Fidalgo
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Re: Price increase question

Post: # 1542Post Fidalgo
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:15 am

The fact that Collings has decided to do away with the 10% discount (which equates to a price increase) has become almost controversial to some people. I am not sure why it is such a big deal. It's not like Collings has priced themselves out of the market or even beyond their niche competitors. The Traditionals and the Martin Authentics occupy the same price range, both new and used. A Martin D28 Authentic 1937 Aged top sells for about $6K, and so does a D2HAT. The Sitka topped D1 is selling for about $4300. A H&D TDM Sitka is in the $3500-3800 range (and comes with that Godawful yellow tweed case). A Sitka Bourgeois Country Boy is about $4200. The SCGC Vintage Artist, with Sitka top, tops them all at about $5500.

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