Lenovo pricing disparity

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by Queen6, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Queen6 macrumors 604

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    I was recently looking at the new Yoga Book 2, with duel active displays, although a little pricey at $1K USD. The notebook remains to interest, however in Asia the exact same product is priced greater than $1,600 USD Why?

    This is clearly market manipulation. Credit where credit is due both Apple & Microsoft have unified pricing. I ran into to the same issue with Toshiba, with yet another ridiculous price hike. Simple answer no sale.

    I plan to challenge Lenovo, equally they will likely avoid a direct answer as did Toshiba…

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    I have heard of a similar disparity with the Microsoft Surface Pro 6. The Surface Pro 6 now ships with Windows Home rather than windows Pro. Not a big deal because it sells for $100 less and you can upgrade to Windows Pro for $100 USD. So it gives a lower cost option for those who don't need Pro.

    However, I see on the Surface Forums that the upgrade cost for UK, Asia, etc is far more than the price difference between the Surface Pro and what the Upgrade to Windows Pro would be. I am not sure why that kind of pricing disparity exists, but clearly, it does.
     
  3. Queen6 thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's $600+ and Lenovo have their support set up in such away that it's near impossible to get into it with them, net result a customer lost. I'll keep going at Lenovo all the same, for my personal edification :p Toshiba's response was a joke "pricing parity" well as the end user that makes me feel so much better :rolleyes: no sale...retards.

    SP6 I've only seen with W10 Pro, and my Surface Book came with a de facto 24 month MS international warranty, my primary 17.3" Asus was priced appropriately and inclusive of a 24 month international warranty & 36 month national warranty.

    Maybe I have it wrong, however my opinion is I'm the client that means you serve me? not vice versa and I'll happily call out those that don't :p

    Currently on the **** list;
    • Apple - keyboards that just don't work, ThrottleBook Pro, enough said, well maybe Pro my Arse needs a specific inclusion.
    • B&O - I'm paying the maximal for the minimal Bluetooth transport, stuck on SBC thx B&O loving that one, if I wanted inferior audio there's so many more to choose from, at a fraction of the price.
    • Lenovo What's $600 between friends, no sale that's what, price your products universally and fairly :mad:
    • Toshiba - Worse than Lenovo, at least Toshiba responded albeit the most pathetic of reasons, but, but, but, they can kiss it...
    Companies that as a customer you cant expect a straight answer from or solution, without a great deal of effort...

    TBC :p please add up positively or negatively :cool:

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  4. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    In terms of MSRP, US has always gotten the best (and stable) prices, mostly due to the open market and stable currency.

    Most countries in Asia applies various tariffs and taxes on imported and/or "luxury" goods. Countries that don't do those can still experience higher prices due to the cost importing those items into the country and currency fluctuations. And then there's the company's decision marketing wise to place their products at a certain price point in different countries, depending on how they see their brand/perceived value/competition/etc. And then there's the currency factor. If the company thinks the local currency is not stable, prices can shoot up, sometimes dramatically.
     
  5. Queen6 thread starter macrumors 604

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    True, however at 50% of the original cost or more it only serves to make the product standout as being expensive in the face of the competition. With Lenovo in this case they are simply trying to "level up" nor do I expect Lenovo to be having much impact given the alternatives.

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