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Latest post 01-09-2010 5:07 AM by linder. 5 replies.
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  • 10-23-2009 5:49 PM

    Pre Owned at dealers

    On the B and O web page there is now a place for pre-owned items at dealers. While some are marked as demo, other items are identified as "pre owned" with no warranties. Are some dealers accepting trade ins on new items?

    Beovision 7-55 with Beolab 7-4, 9s and 4000s

    Beovision 10-40 with Beolab 1s and 6000s

    Beosound 1, 5, 2000, and 3000

    Beotime, Beotalk, Beocoms

  • 01-08-2010 3:30 PM In reply to

    • ds719
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    Re: Pre Owned at dealers

    I don't think they are accepting trade ins.  There might be a few cases but I don't think so.  What I believe it to mean is product placement.  In some cases B&O dealers lend products to interior design stores, hotels, or other such places for product placement.  When that place returns it to the B&O store because they don't want it anymore, or they want to get something different, or whatever, the store then sells it off as used because it wasn't just a demo item in the store. Sometimes these items can be a little older then just demo items

  • 01-08-2010 5:50 PM In reply to

    Re: Pre Owned at dealers

    B&O do accept trade ins and I have bought a number o items from dealers over the years.  Usually serviced and a good price. 

  • 01-08-2010 8:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Pre Owned at dealers

    lend products to interior design stores, hotels

    yes, finding a specialised hotel Beo4 in my "demo" BV8's box was a dead giveaway

    First B&O (1976) was a Beogram 1500 ... latest (2011) change has been to couple the BL11 with the BL6Ks *sounds superb*

  • 01-08-2010 11:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Pre Owned at dealers

    Maybe dealers are more amicable to trade-ins in Europe than in the USA. However, my Boston dealer seems open to the idea. When I bought a BV 8-32 in Oct. 2008 and discovered soon afterwards that the BV 8-40 was coming out, they said they could consider a trade-in since the BV 8-32 was a big seller. As it happened, the BV 8-40 wasn't imported to the USA and the BV 10 is still a few months off. At this stage I'm not sure if they would accept an 18-month-old TV, but not to worry - the BV 8-32 would look pretty good in the bedroom. Smile


    BV 10-40, BV 8-32, BL 9, BL 4, CX100, BS Ouverture, BS 2000, BG 4500, Passive, LC 1, A 9

  • 01-09-2010 5:07 AM In reply to

    Re: Pre Owned at dealers

    We had a long conversation about this subject sometime back.  Here is the link.

    Because of the recession, I believe dealers have been taking more trade-ins and giving discounts.  However over the years, discounts were rare and trade-ins generally not available.

    For some B&O buyers, it is difficult to go to multiple dealers to look for deals and to compare prices.  The next nearest dealer might be in another city a 1000 miles away.

    Of course the biggest problem for Bang & Olufsen in the United States is they are almost unknown by most people.  I hope this changes as the recession ends whenever that is.  There are about 50 dealers in the country with a population of about 310 million.  I think there are a lot of potential customers in the US.


    Beosound 5 BL9 BC2 BL8000 Beovision 7 BL6002  BL11 


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