Oct 30, 2016

Why is massdrop still posting the MSRP Prices ?

Why is massdrop still using MSRP prices when the really dont mean a thing. most products on the website are sold way below the MSRP massdrop sets on other sites
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They do it to entice people to buy a product. This is one of the oldest used, "mind game" selling strategies. All stores do it because it leads people to think they are getting a great deal. When people think they are getting a great deal, they are more likely to buy a product. Using MSRP is a safe method, because it is a number the OEM provides. There is nothing illegal about it.

Retailers also aren't going to track prices of other retailers, and they are never going to tell you someone else is selling it cheaper. Some stores will sell products at a loss, to get you in the door to purchase other products, with a much larger profit margin. Also large stores like Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, etc have the best pricing possible. They are buying the largest quantities, and receiving the best pricing from the manufacturer. They can undercut a lot of smaller stores and still make a profit.

We save money here a good portion of the time. You still need to check your price here against other large retailers. Massdrop is trying to get us the best price, but they are a company that needs to make money on each transaction.
I think it's because MSRP means Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. It would also be very hard to calculate some kind of average price for a product when it may be available in different countries with very different prices. Annoucing the MSRP along the product also gives pretty good idea of what class (quality, customers, etc.) the product is aimed for.
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I AM referring to products sold on Massdrop (after all, this is a Massdrop discussion forum).

I do not agree with this recent trend of artificially inflating MSRPs of these products in an effort to make them appear as equivalent in quality to actual quality products.
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They also need a reference price to calculate the discount. The higher the MSRP, the better discount they can show us....wich also is here to make you buy with the feeling of good deal, the AKG 7xx for eg. Is cheaper at any retailer (in europe actually, for the AKG K702) than the discount price shown here....so if you use a retailer price as a reference, the discount won't be the same at all and won't compel you to buy
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