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expoman
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expoman posted on Mon, Dec 16 2013 11:05 PM

I was wondering how the new speakers are selling in the shops.  Anyone know?

Usually when a new innovative product like these is announced the stock price goes up dramatically.  The B&O stock has been on a three month decline since September when they were announced.  it was up to 57 it is now down to 44. 

Last January it was at 70.    That's a  33% decline.  Seems the lower it goes the more likely some one would make a play to acquire the company.

I remember reading the Danish Union shop steward made a comment that Tue had one more year to deliver on his plan or he was out.  I know they were opening shops like crazy in China.  Wonder how that is going?

The Apple stores don't seem to be that great for B&O.  When I go in I never see any B&O.   Maybe they sell mostly thru Apple's online store?  

They have started selling BeoPlay products in the US at Best Buy and a furniture store called Design within Reach.  Not sure how that is working out.  

It's hard to increase sales when still most people don't know your name. Smile

 

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Hubbe replied on Tue, Dec 17 2013 12:58 AM

I think it´s to early to say how the new speakers are selling. The dealers just got them even if they where announced some time ago. It´s like asking Porsche how their new 991 Turbo is selling. The Porsche dealers just got them into their showrooms.

 

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Selling great in our neck of the woods! Sold out till January which is the fastest I can get a delivery from DK.

As far as the ad goes, the Aston Martin ad is the same as the ad for Aston Martin in the B&O mag. No such dealer address etc. because it is intended to catch attention and drive the readers to find out more themselves. The only time your going to get an ad that gives specific details is when the dealer pays for the targeted demographic, because it would be solely distributed to that market only.

Ah, you know... A little B&O here, a little there 

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Saw the 18s today. Arrived in Melbourne in the past week. I think it would be hard to sell from just catalogue pictures ...

They seemed smaller (in a nice way) than the 8000/8002s. Neater somehow.

Still want to see them in white 🎹 (I am so old fashioned 😀)

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BeoMegaMan:
Selling great in our neck of the woods!

And where would those "woods" be?

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NE USA. 

Ah, you know... A little B&O here, a little there 

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Sigh... Not surprised regarding the decline of stock prices. The new speakers are not high style at all. In fact I can go so far as to say that I think there's some permanent damage done to the brand image by them. 

I actually had to force by myself to like them because I wanted them so bad to work for me but now why do I even bother.

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moxxey replied on Tue, Dec 17 2013 10:20 PM

BeoMegaMan:
Selling great in our neck of the woods! Sold out till January which is the fastest I can get a delivery from DK.

That applies to everything from B&O, BeoMegaMan, wherever you are located - the TVs, the speakers and even the A9. B&O are simply producing smaller numbers and I'm assuming the factory isn't producing anything from this weekend until first week of Jan. For example, I was told that the new black A9 was - worldwide - produced in quantities of only 20. It's now sold out (not a surprise if you only produce 20!). You can't get one until mid-Jan now, despite only being released last week!

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Dude1 replied on Tue, Dec 17 2013 11:32 PM

Interesting you should bring this up. I was underwhelmed by the 4000 replacements - sure, they sound nice, but without the options of colours and the odd "cracked ice" effect - they were almost a bit ho-hum.

Yet to see the rest, but it was sad for me personally, to see that they have "reinvented" an old design. I understand the 8000's were iconic - but it would be nice to see real originality again - aka - BL5 sort of thing. I hope we don't see another 6000 series take off!

As so far as the stores - they really, really do need to get back to their knitting. Here in Sydney, I'm treated with scorn - no one remembers my name and I certainly don't get invites or phone calls etc. like days of old. No Christmas card this year either - oh dear. Then I think to myself - hmmm I thought part of the expense I was paying for B&O was for the service....Whistle

Maybe, I'm wrong!

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moxxey:

BeoMegaMan:
Selling great in our neck of the woods! Sold out till January which is the fastest I can get a delivery from DK.

That applies to everything from B&O, BeoMegaMan, wherever you are located - the TVs, the speakers and even the A9. B&O are simply producing smaller numbers and I'm assuming the factory isn't producing anything from this weekend until first week of Jan. For example, I was told that the new black A9 was - worldwide - produced in quantities of only 20. It's now sold out (not a surprise if you only produce 20!). You can't get one until mid-Jan now, despite only being released last week!

I'm not sure why you think they are producing less. Especially, with the advent of the new distribution channels they have taken on. This is especially true with the A9. The black was just announced to go into production, the 20 launched (which were just for dealer samples really) was more of teaser to build interest of what is slated for next years release. I would look to the other side of things, the products that are sold out are not due to limited numbers, more of they were announced and well received and now we have to catch up to the demand they have created. To follow back to the topic of the wireless sales, we took stock of multiple boxes of each product, and again demand ate up what we were allowed for the initial launch of the product. You are right about the factory shut down though next week :)

Ah, you know... A little B&O here, a little there 

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Dude1:

Interesting you should bring this up. I was underwhelmed by the 4000 replacements - sure, they sound nice, but without the options of colours and the odd "cracked ice" effect - they were almost a bit ho-hum.

Yet to see the rest, but it was sad for me personally, to see that they have "reinvented" an old design. I understand the 8000's were iconic - but it would be nice to see real originality again - aka - BL5 sort of thing. I hope we don't see another 6000 series take off!

As so far as the stores - they really, really do need to get back to their knitting. Here in Sydney, I'm treated with scorn - no one remembers my name and I certainly don't get invites or phone calls etc. like days of old. No Christmas card this year either - oh dear. Then I think to myself - hmmm I thought part of the expense I was paying for B&O was for the service....Whistle

Maybe, I'm wrong!

I agree with everything you've said. The brand needs fireworks!

 

I can't complain about my dealer, they've been great this year. Sent me the beomagazine, and I'm sure there's a christmas card on it's way.

 

 

Too long to list.... 

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B&O does not seem to get that they need a new aesthetic altogether from the 90s. I am not talking about style but the whole aesthetic. What's luxury then isn't luxury now anymore. And B&O's real selling point is luxury lifestyle products. But none of the products now scream luxury or look at me I am bold and alternative. 

B&O used to be really poralizing but now it's just mainstream.

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Razlaw replied on Thu, Dec 19 2013 1:17 PM

BeoMegaMan:
Selling great in our neck of the woods! Sold out till January which is the fastest I can get a delivery from DK.

 

 

Glad to hear that these beautiful new speakers are selling well. What you say is in keeping with what I have heard from my dealer. 

 

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Jeff replied on Thu, Dec 19 2013 2:40 PM

wonderfulelectric:

B&O does not seem to get that they need a new aesthetic altogether from the 90s. I am not talking about style but the whole aesthetic. What's luxury then isn't luxury now anymore. And B&O's real selling point is luxury lifestyle products. But none of the products now scream luxury or look at me I am bold and alternative. 

B&O used to be really poralizing but now it's just mainstream.

I think B&O could become wildly successful by doing whatever the opposite of what you recommend is.

Jeff

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Jeff:

wonderfulelectric:

B&O does not seem to get that they need a new aesthetic altogether from the 90s. I am not talking about style but the whole aesthetic. What's luxury then isn't luxury now anymore. And B&O's real selling point is luxury lifestyle products. But none of the products now scream luxury or look at me I am bold and alternative. 

B&O used to be really poralizing but now it's just mainstream.

I think B&O could become wildly successful by doing whatever the opposite of what you recommend is.

lol... Which is? 

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