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poodleboy replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 1:06 PM

R&D and Brand Management really stepping up their game; Limited edition colors at ultra-premium-precious hoped-for prices by luxury auction house! BeoPlay should do something similar on Ebay. If it works, maybe the Marketing Department will be invited to do a TED Talk? 

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Hiort replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 2:16 PM
Wonder if that are the units that was shown in connection with the release of Beosound 1. Recall a picture from a tradeshow or similar.

 

 

 

 

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mrCTE replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 3:32 PM

Amazing shout @hiort! 

That’s a rather interesting course of action for the company to take if that is indeed the case.

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mrCTE replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 3:32 PM

Amazing shout @hiort! 

That’s a rather interesting course of action for the company to take if that is indeed the case.

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mrCTE replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 3:32 PM

Amazing shout @hiort! 

That’s a rather interesting course of action for the company to take if that is indeed the case.

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Razlaw replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 4:49 PM

The description in the listing says made in August 2016 for color trials, displayed at IFA, and then displayed at B and O headquarters.

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ngnear replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 6:25 PM
I saw them on Instagram.

To be honest I would expect an auction like this to be in aid of a charity. Are B&O so short of cash that they need to sell off any silverware lying around the house?
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Jeff replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 8:23 PM

Can a Swarovski crystal covered one be far behind?

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They do look nice in real life.

Should we start guessing, how high the price will be?

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MediaBobNY replied on Fri, Jun 29 2018 10:39 PM

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

Same cosmetic condition description for each:

There are several scratches on the surface of the  aluminium. The  aluminium components did not undergo final polishing and they maintain a matte finish, and may contain minor irregularities in color. Color has not been UV tested; direct exposure to sun may cause fading.

 

 

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MediaBobNY:

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

Same cosmetic condition description for each:

There are several scratches on the surface of the  aluminium. The  aluminium components did not undergo final polishing and they maintain a matte finish, and may contain minor irregularities in color. Color has not been UV tested; direct exposure to sun may cause fading.

Oh!

I was considering them (orange)... but not if it can't be guaranteed not to maintain the appearance 

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any publicity is good publicity. Hopefully a couple strangers to the brand see it and have a bud..

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Rob.B:

any publicity is good publicity. Hopefully a couple strangers to the brand see it and have a bud..

true

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poodleboy replied on Sat, Jun 30 2018 1:06 PM

So these are actually the test mules from a publicity shoot? If so, B&O are clearing out the attic at Sotheby's. I guess that will bring a better price than an estate sale.

And MM, surely somebody will open the wallet to buy one-of-a kind, B&O/Sparkle test mules with non-spec or guaranteed finish. But why? Wonder what they could get for Geoff Martin's signed Macbook? Who will hold out for the auction of the BeoSound 2's in the pic?

 

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poodleboy:

So these are actually the test mules from a publicity shoot? If so, B&O are clearing out the attic at Sotheby's. I guess that will bring a better price than an estate sale.

And MM, surely somebody will open the wallet to buy one-of-a kind, B&O/Sparkle test mules with non-spec or guaranteed finish. But why? Wonder what they could get for Geoff Martin's signed Macbook? Who will hold out for the auction of the BeoSound 2's in the pic?

Oh my 😱😱😱

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poodleboy:

And MM, surely somebody will open the wallet to buy one-of-a kind, B&O/Sparkle test mules with non-spec or guaranteed finish. But why? Wonder what they could get for Geoff Martin's signed Macbook? 

Some people collect watches, others matchboxes - why shouldn’t there be a costumer for ‘test mules’?

Btw - how did ‘Geoff Martin’s signed Macbook’ join this party?

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poodleboy replied on Sat, Jun 30 2018 9:21 PM

Millemissen:

poodleboy:

And MM, surely somebody will open the wallet to buy one-of-a kind, B&O/Sparkle test mules with non-spec or guaranteed finish. But why? Wonder what they could get for Geoff Martin's signed Macbook? 

Some people collect watches, others matchboxes - why shouldn’t there be a costumer for ‘test mules’?

Btw - how did ‘Geoff Martin’s signed Macbook’ join this party?

MM

Oh MM, ye of gentle spirit and unwavering hope, how in the world can a company justify selling off it's JUNK as collectible? And you, truly a gentleman, wonder just how much they might get for it. So I suggested this is an attempt to get some value via the collectible route. It is a bit rogue-ish of them, don't you think, when you are truly being honest? But if they are that desperate (or arrogant) wouldn't Geoff's computer be, then, as valuable to a BeoPhile as a signed Messi (or Reynaldo) sweater would be to a fan in Buenos Aires (or Lisbon)? Losing shouldn't matter too much at the end of the day.

Yes, the logic might be a tad flawed, but that wasn't the point now, was it? 

Maybe a better auction item would be an original functioning BeoSound 3? Or betting the over/under on the BeoApp being competent before the "next big thing" is introduced. I do, however, LOVE the idea of doing it for charity, provided B&O Board is not the charity. 

 

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@poodleboy

How do you know who is the seller - I did not see that mentioned anywhere.

Maybe you have some inside knowledge there.......or are you just guessing?

And do tell us a bit more about the BeoSound 3.

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Jul 1 2018 12:17 AM

http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/by-design.html

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Jeff replied on Sun, Jul 1 2018 12:19 AM

What next? Turning The Cube into luxury lofts?

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StUrrock replied on Sun, Jul 1 2018 12:30 AM
Any old junk can be put up for auction.
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Millemissen:
How do you know who is the seller - I did not see that mentioned anywhere.

Here.  

"You Will Never See These Five Colors Again 
Coming directly from Bang & Olufsen’s headquarters in Struer, Denmark, the five speakers are not available on the market and will never be reproduced. Although originally produced as one-offs for a trade show, these were not hastily made samples..."

 

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Puncher replied on Sun, Jul 1 2018 9:48 AM

Next up will be the office furniture where the engineering staff used to sit!

Ban boring signatures!

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Why not customize anodize one yourself? That will also be one of a kind. And you can get the color you want. And no scratches Big Smile
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This looks more like the culmination of a PR offensive from B&O http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/blogs/all-blogs/sotheby-s-at-large/2018/02/-bang-olufsen-design-conscious-consumers.html

 

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Well done B&O for creating an association in the minds of their clientele with other fine design http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/by-design.html

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Jul 1 2018 6:34 PM
Simonbeo:

Well done B&O for creating an association in the minds of their clientele with other fine design http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/by-design.html

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I thought the same as you, when I posted the same link earlier in this thread.

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This is also what I thought after reading the link that MediaBob posted.

That might be worth more, than what the sale of these samles will bring.

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Razlaw:
Simonbeo:

 

Well done B&O for creating an association in the minds of their clientele with other fine design http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/by-design.html

 

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I thought the same as you, when I posted the same link earlier in this thread.

 

Yes. I thought it deserved an explanation!

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Jeff:

What next? Turning The Cube into luxury lofts?

The Cube is not for sale.

It is part of and used by the partners of the new Soundhub company in Struer.

https://soundhub.dk/

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Jeff replied on Mon, Jul 2 2018 1:28 AM

Tak kaptajn pedantisk.

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moxxey replied on Mon, Jul 2 2018 10:00 AM

Simonbeo:

Well done B&O for creating an association in the minds of their clientele with other fine design http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/by-design.html

Maybe, but I think you're reading a bit too much in to this - both B&O and BeoPlay has always released colours to reflect the seasons and people's tastes. Secondly, these custom colour BeoSound 1's aren't a new range or a reaction, they are one-off demo units which they are now *not* going to manufacture, so ironically this kind of counteracts the article.

Shame, as I'd have liked a matt-finished BeoSound 2. When they first promoted these matt finishes, I was waiting for a range to appear soon after!

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mrCTE replied on Mon, Jul 2 2018 3:33 PM

moxxey:
they are one-off demo units which they are now *not* going to manufacture, so ironically this kind of counteracts the article.

Wait, so no more BeoSound1? Or do you mean no more BeoSound 1 in the featured demo colours in the sale?

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expoman replied on Tue, Jul 3 2018 1:26 AM

Interesting to see that David Lewis is listed as the designer with Torsten Valuer.  Since David died in November of 2011 do you think he ever worked on this product concept?  Did David ever design a coffee or pepper grinder?  Perhaps used for Torsten's inspiration? Big Smile

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"Designer: Torsten Valuer, David Lewis Designers"

Torsten is the head designer at DLD.  

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MediaBobNY:

"Designer: Torsten Valuer, David Lewis Designers"

Torsten is the head designer at DLD.

Did he design the BeoSound 5?
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Hiort replied on Tue, Jul 3 2018 9:26 PM
StUrrock:

Did he design the BeoSound 5?

No. Anders Hermansen did that.

 

 

 

 

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StUrrock replied on Tue, Jul 3 2018 10:02 PM
Hiort:

No. Anders Hermansen did that.

Has he been sacked?
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StUrrock:

Has he been sacked?

What !

You don’t like the BS35 design ?

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