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As you are well aware by now I like the Manticore very much. It has become clear to me that I am never going back to the D2 so I now need another Manticore as a backup. I know that it's just a marketing gimmick but does anybody have any reason to suspect that there may be any discounts or offers on them for Black Friday? :thumbsup:
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Saw the Detector Warehouse in US has a deal on at the moment for them at $1599.(in stock) supposedly.
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Graham wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2023 8:37 pm Saw the Detector Warehouse in US has a deal on at the moment for them at $1599.(in stock) supposedly.

I think that US consumer laws prevent the sort of pricing policies that we have in the UK. :D

Mind you I am not convinced that Metal Detector retailing in the UK is actually competitive at all and am surprised that such obvious price setting has gone on for as long as it has. :thumbsup:
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fred wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2023 8:54 pm I think that US consumer laws prevent the sort of pricing policies that we have in the UK. :D

Mind you I am not convinced that Metal Detector retailing in the UK is actually competitive at all and am surprised that such obvious price setting has gone on for as long as it has. :thumbsup:
It’s illegal here too. They just need a few complaints and they’d get investigated. Fines are based on global turnover too so can be very, very large - 10% of global turnover at parent company level.

As it currently stands I doubt they’ll do a discount but I bet they throw in loads of extras for Black Friday :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2023 9:13 pm It’s illegal here too. They just need a few complaints and they’d get investigated. Fines are based on global turnover too so can be very, very large - 10% of global turnover at parent company level.

As it currently stands I doubt they’ll do a discount but I bet they throw in loads of extras for Black Friday :thumbsup:

Even that might be enough to get the sale. :thumbsup:

Next stop after that will be getting rid of the junk cluttering up the back room (in case you need a backup machine too! :D ).
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Oxgirl wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2023 9:13 pm As it currently stands I doubt they’ll do a discount but I bet they throw in loads of extras for Black Friday :thumbsup:
Maybe even a roll of gaffa tape to block out the wind noise on the headphones? :lol:
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Easylife wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2023 10:16 pm Maybe even a roll of gaffa tape to block out the wind noise on the headphones? :lol:
Oddly enough that is the only complaint about its design or build quality that I've heard. Nothing dropping off or breaking at all yet, and no leaks. :thumbsup:
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fred wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2023 9:24 pm Even that might be enough to get the sale. :thumbsup:

Next stop after that will be getting rid of the junk cluttering up the back room (in case you need a backup machine too! :D ).
I have two coils and headphones so I’m sorted but thank you for the thought :Luv Ya:
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fred wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2023 8:54 pm I think that US consumer laws prevent the sort of pricing policies that we have in the UK. :D

Mind you I am not convinced that Metal Detector retailing in the UK is actually competitive at all and am surprised that such obvious price setting has gone on for as long as it has. :thumbsup:
I’m not sure there’s any evidence of price setting. The fact they are all charging the same for the Manti but might throw in extras could just show where the margins are best. You only have to look at some older detectors that are now priced above ‘better ’ machines to indicate they don’t have space to drop the price. Then add in supply levels and what looks like price fixing just becomes normal business.
Always keep in mind the US charge additional taxes. I used to travel with colleagues to the US and their first stop would be the Apple Store, little realising that Apple operated a global pricing policy and taxes often negated any benefits of currency differences.
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Or any offers on the Deus 2 anyone?
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Found 2 MAntizzzzz on facebook unused the one i told u in Rye is now on ebay so legit i guess not sure if it is still there as i type



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DaveP wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:22 am I’m not sure there’s any evidence of price setting. The fact they are all charging the same for the Manti but might throw in extras could just show where the margins are best. You only have to look at some older detectors that are now priced above ‘better ’ machines to indicate they don’t have space to drop the price. Then add in supply levels and what looks like price fixing just becomes normal business.
Always keep in mind the US charge additional taxes. I used to travel with colleagues to the US and their first stop would be the Apple Store, little realising that Apple operated a global pricing policy and taxes often negated any benefits of currency differences.

I suspect that they simply don't have permission to drop the prices, not just for the Manti but almost every other detector and most of the accessories on the market. It would be an extreme coincidence if every company uses exactly the same pricing model because their overheads, profit margins etc all lead to exactly the same place. In a competitive market I would expect some differences, however slight, as companies strive to gain an edge on the competition (remember all the promises about the benefits of free market economies? :D ).
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DaveP wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 8:22 am I’m not sure there’s any evidence of price setting. The fact they are all charging the same for the Manti but might throw in extras could just show where the margins are best. You only have to look at some older detectors that are now priced above ‘better ’ machines to indicate they don’t have space to drop the price. Then add in supply levels and what looks like price fixing just becomes normal business.
Always keep in mind the US charge additional taxes. I used to travel with colleagues to the US and their first stop would be the Apple Store, little realising that Apple operated a global pricing policy and taxes often negated any benefits of currency differences.
There is obvious price fixing. Dealers never discount them because they are not allowed to. The dealers will even tell you privately that they aren’t allowed to or they will no longer be supplied with machines. But the fact that not a single retailer ever offers a discount or non standard offer on the top machines (not just Minelab) completely backs up what is going on.

Compare the situation with Apple and you will see Apple devices discounted and get offers in one retailer you won’t see in another. It is worth shopping around. You are wasting your time with the big 2 manufacturers of detectors here in the UK.
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Bronze age Dave wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 9:26 am Or any offers on the Deus 2 anyone?
No.

Wait for Black Friday just in case you get something thrown in :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Sun Nov 12, 2023 10:19 am No.

Wait for Black Friday just in case you get something thrown in :thumbsup:
I will hang on and see :thumbsup:
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