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h1npw posted on Mon, Jan 22 2018 10:43 AM

I've just bought a pair of lab 9s and was told by the seller that they bought them new from B&O Wimbledon Village (now permanently closed, I see..) in 2012. Porkies, thought I, as the serial number began with 22 indicating a manufacture date of 2010...

However, I've been informed from a very reliable source that the speakers were actually sold from B&O to the dealer on the 30/04/2012.....

Were / are B&O in the habit of sitting on stock for 2 years before shipping? Or did they allow dealers to sit on stock and only be paid by the dealer when they were actually sold?

Cheers

Nigel

 

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Esax replied on Mon, Jan 22 2018 4:15 PM
Probebly demo ex. They can have them for years and sell them whit full warrenty.

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My V1 has serialnumber 22xxx and this model was introduced in 2012. I think that B&O started with 22xx in 2010 until 2012, maybe due to slow sales resulting from the crisis.

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Esax:
Probebly demo ex. They can have them for years and sell them whit full warrenty.

Not quite right as I understand, the date the dealer gets the product the clock starts ticking, B&O used to (don't know about now) allow max of 4 years of warranty from that date, with a maximum of 3 years to the customer.

So if a dealer sold a pair after having them in stock for 2 years then the customer would only receive an official 2 year warranty. The dealer would then be responsible for paying for repairs beyond the 4 year cut off point.

With the models before staying a long time in the range this led to situation whereby it was possible, in theory, for unscrupulous dealers to honour warranties out of time by claiming for repairs from B&O  under "newer serial numbers".

This situation would of course be beneficial to customers but not to B&Os bottom line, now with the frequent turnover of products this is no longer the case.

 

Maybe this could be clarified?

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StUrrock replied on Mon, Jan 22 2018 10:01 PM

h1npw:

I've just bought a pair of lab 9s and was told by the seller that they bought them new from B&O Wimbledon Village (now permanently closed, I see..) in 2012. Porkies, thought I, as the serial number began with 22 indicating a manufacture date of 2010...

However, I've been informed from a very reliable source that the speakers were actually sold from B&O to the dealer on the 30/04/2012.....

Were / are B&O in the habit of sitting on stock for 2 years before shipping? Or did they allow dealers to sit on stock and only be paid by the dealer when they were actually sold?

Cheers

Nigel

 

Maybe they were sold to the dealer after B&O had had them on demo, maybe at a reduced price on the understanding that the dealer would sell them ex-demo?

AFAIK no dealers had an arrangement whereby they would pay B&O when the goods were sold to the end user. It was strick 90 days credit for showroom demo stock and 30 days for new stock.

Whether the dealer paid their bill to B&O credit control on time, well that was an entirely different matter back then.......

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StUrrock replied on Mon, Jan 22 2018 10:04 PM

BTW hope you enjoy the BeoLab 9s they are lovely speakers.

 

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Not sure if the above post is correct.

I purchased a pair of beolab 5's recently, they were are ex demo, 6 years old and I received a three year warranty with  with an official certificate.

 

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pauljrog:

Not sure if the above post is correct.

I purchased a pair of beolab 5's recently, they were are ex demo, 6 years old and I received a three year warranty with with an official certificate.

On occasion B&O give a 5 year warranty.
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