Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default Wholesale Vs. Retail

    Hey, y'all; I'm wonderin' exactly how much cheaper wholesale is than retail. I just found out that I can get this audio stuff at wholesale. This will obviously affect the equipment I get, but I was wonderin' how much less that will be? Anybody know?

    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    It depends on the product. I know retail stuff is usually marked up 100%. You buy it for $10, sell it for $20. Beer is marked up very little. Most stores mark their beer up only a few cents where some even sell it at cost. But as far as electronics Im not really sure. Ive noticed that for authorized internet retailers, their prices arent really any cheaper than a retail store so it may not be much.

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    im willing to bet that polk marks up their mm6 tweeters 600%
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    I dont know bro. Ive got a feeling that electronics aint all that marked up. The components needed to make the good stuff is usually pretty pricey. Granted you do pay for the name. Polk/Momo gear is every bit as good as lower end MB Quart stuff but the Quart gear is up to $300 higher.

    Id like to know though exactly what the mark up is. I wonder if Kim would tell us what they sell their $300 MM6 to SoundDomain for? ;)

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    86

    Default

    i purchased my polk mm6's for 255 shipping included at sounddomain. I think it's all dependant on reputation and name brand. people pay more for what's "in" and retailers know that.
    www.dmbvideo.com www.oilfans.com

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    3,221

    Default

    At the store I work at, average margain in audio (car and home) is 34% and in video it is 22%.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    I have a friend that works at BB, and I was asking him about computers. He said that they hardly mark-up computers at all, but that they make a wopping lot on, as he said, stereo. I bet they make a good bit on digital cameras, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    well...polk sells one mm6 tweeter for 100 bones
    i really dont think a piece of metal, a magnet, some plastic, and whatever the actual tweeter is made out of costs anymore than $30
    granted that doesnt count tooling cost and cost to pay Polk's employees
    fat chance on getting any company to tell you what they sell to other companies for...itd be cool to know though
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    975

    Default

    lets see... I got a JL 8w0 for 29 new...sells for 79 retail....
    got an eclipse 21010 eq for 149...sells for 249 retail

    this from a retail store- there is a huge markup on electronics

    oh yeah..my masive amps..got 2 for 400...they are selling for 359ea retail...


    some stores will mark up more...
    Peace sells, but who's buying?

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    NC/AR
    Posts
    11,295

    Default

    Awesome!! I can't wait to talk to this guy and see exactly what he can get. I just hope he doesn't mean he can get the Sony, JVC, and Sanyo stuff like they have at BB & CC; if so, that won't help me out much.
    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Simple question. If you had a cool million bucks, what would you do with it?
    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
    My Saga
    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


    [Car System]
    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
    Boston Acoustic RC520

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    3,221

    Default

    Originally posted by audiobliss
    I I bet they make a good bit on digital cameras, too.
    Negative, captain.

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Originally posted by TrappedUnder Ice
    lets see... I got a JL 8w0 for 29 new...sells for 79 retail....
    got an eclipse 21010 eq for 149...sells for 249 retail

    this from a retail store- there is a huge markup on electronics

    oh yeah..my masive amps..got 2 for 400...they are selling for 359ea retail...


    some stores will mark up more...
    Sometimes stores will sell discontiuned or last years items at or below cost just to get rid of them. Thats a real good time to get gear!

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    975

    Default

    Gee...nothing I listed was last years model...My point was there is a huge mark up in electronics. If you dont think so..your nuts.
    Peace sells, but who's buying?

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Originally posted by TrappedUnder Ice
    Gee...nothing I listed was last years model...My point was there is a huge mark up in electronics. If you dont think so..your nuts.
    Gee....I couldnt care less what model year your equipment is. I was offering an aside to your post that last year / discontinued items can often be had for a song at most large retailers.

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    762

    Default

    Yep, I got my Last Year's floor model PPI $450 amp for $150 at ultimate electronics. Too bad it was defective. On the bright side, they sent it in for warranty repairs for free. On the down side, I'm STILL WAITING for it to get back. It's only been like 2 weeks though... I'm so impatient. I can't wait to hear my MM6's at their full potential!!!
    http://www.silverdragon.com/punkie/c...net.idiot.html - Read it, know it

    Alpine 9815
    Polk MM6's in custom fiberglass door pods
    Ascendant Audio Atlas 12
    HiFonics Zeus ZX6400 - 85x2 + 350x1
    2 Gallons SecondSkin Spectrum V.2

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    975

    Default

    well then....why did you put a quote of what I wrote then? thats why I thought you directed that too me...
    Peace sells, but who's buying?

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Denial...it's in Egypt.
    Posts
    12,882

    Default

    Originally posted by MacLeod
    Gee....I couldnt care less what model year your equipment is. I was offering an aside to your post that last year / discontinued items can often be had for a song at most large retailers.
    Everything except for my sub and my amp I got as a "clearance" or "closeout" sale. Most of it came from Crutchfield too which is surprising.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts