Latest LSiM Adorama deal

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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,109
    dolbyd wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Adroama Deals: Single-handedly destroying LSiM resale value, one fire sale at a time.

    Agreed.
    I just offered a guy $1100 for a new 705/706 set. He is thinking about it with no offers at $1500.

    More generous than me. When I saw the lower asking price I considered a lowball $1000 offer. Second hand LSiM’s seem to be approaching RTi prices from when I bought mine several years ago.
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,532
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Everyone is wrong on this thread. I am right.

    Ok, Rush! ;)
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,121
    We’re not talking SDA’s nor are we talking USA Polk Audio of 30 years ago, and not all SDA’s hold their value let alone the monitors, they also very quite a bit in price depending on someone willing to spend that much money, I have seen 1.2tls sell for $500-$2500 so what value?? It’s all over the board!!
  • spongersponger Posts: 325
    I don't pretend to know why speakers that are obviously worth their weight in <insert precious metal here> are being offloaded at fire sale prices. I think the theories in this thread are just as good as any.

    But, just to get a little conspiratorial, I haven't ruled out it's related to the acquisition by DEI Holdings NASDAQ (DEIX). DEI also owns Def Tech, which as some may have noticed also has had its speakers deeply discounted. I'm basing that on what I've seen at Best Buy at anyway. For like the last year or so, Def Tech speakers are available on the cheap every time I stroll into a Magnolia if that BB has a Magnolia.

    Mergers / buyouts can bring the benefits of economies of scale, which in this case would be when the per unit cost to produce is lowered by the allocation of overhead to other products. That wouldn't be conspiratorial, however.

    Another possibility relating to the DEI buyout is the tax benefits from what are probably just paper losses on the LSiM depending on how they value inventory. Those losses can be netted against profits from DEI's other operations for tax purposes. That isn't conspiratorial either.

    So, that leaves product dumping, which borders on anti-trust concerns. Under that scenario, DEI has instructed Polk to intentionally offload the LSiM line at a loss in order to saturate the market. Amazon has been accused of being prolific at this, as it has aggressively foregone profits clearly for the sake of pushing out competitors. Recently it has been posting profits, but that's the long-term strategy of product dumping after all: eliminate brick & mortar stores and the world is yours. That is, the retail apocalypse is now irreversible, so it's an optimal time to start pricing for margins. Netflix is another example.

    A product dumping scenario would also fit into the narrative of what happens to smaller companies after a "hostile takeover." They're squeezed for all they're worth in order to serve the short-term goals of shareholders. Turning the LSiM into a type of QVC staple product could hurt Polk's brand, but preserving brand is not the priority of short-term decisions.

    On the same token, there is little indication that DEI doesn't have long-term goals for Polk. The Signature series and T series speakers appear to be successful culminations of R&D and branding that a "vulture buyout" would never have allowed.

    So, I would lean more towards product dumping, but not in a "pump and dump" sense of the term. It's more like a Bill Gates "computer in every household" sense.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,825
    Well that one way to look at it.

    I kind of think Polk/Sound United entered into a manufacturing contract with their third party manufacture to make X number of these. Polk might have something nice in the wings but has to fulfill the LSiM contract before bringing in the new.

    After the Sound United and D&M deal, I've seen Denon going at blow out prices @ Fry's for up to 50% off. I got my AVR-X4400H for $799 and the 4500H was just on promo code for $899.

    Maybe and just maybe they are going to blowout the current inventory and manufacturing contracts then streamline.

    Who knows but the front office.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,669
    Why is Adorama the only dealer and why so cheap? Simple. Adorama has buying power. The LSiM series was a failure as they simply did not compete at their msrp. They’re good speakers just not $3-4000 good speakers. Polk tried to gain a footing in that market and it didn’t work.

    With there being no other dealers and the series fell on its face paired with the buying power of Adorama and their ability to move masses, Polk found a solution to still profit off the product. The sole partnership has been reflected in the new prices as many variables that usually add to cost have been removed. Polks only job is really akin to an OEM providing product to another company. The lack of marketing and other things mentioned did not land the LSiM in this situation IMO. Rather, they are a direct result of the failure of the line and current partnership.

    The decision hurt the value of the product and invariably hurt Polks ability to ever revisit the higher end market. They are no longer concerned with that market though - at least that seemed to be the tone I got during my talks with some Execs. The jist I got was that they are attempting to be the de facto entry and mid level speaker company. Respectable to me, but it still leaves a lot of customers who hoped for Polk to deliver the goods at a higher level disappointed with little to show for their investments.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,566
    Yes, one can always find boxes and foam to ship stuff. When folks tell me they don't have boxes it tells me that they are not willing to go through the trouble.

    Speaking from experience, it is a lot of trouble to do it right.

    For those that say they don't have the room to keep the boxes, they take up a lot less space when flat. So does the packing material when it's not in the box.
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  • spongersponger Posts: 325
    @DSkip As far as Adorama's buying power....wouldn't the LSiM most likely be out on consignment? That is, I don't think Adorama bought all of those speakers and is now fully responsible for any financial losses on them.

    Crutchfield was also up until recently an authorized retailer of the LSiM. I think the issue is retailer branding. Once the LSiM became basically a permanently discounted product, Crutchfield didn't want it associated with their own brand as a conventional retailer. It doesn't want to be known as a discount goods outlet. It doesn't want to be a slick deals staple retailer. Adorama, on the other hand, doesn't mind that designation at all. Having a single retailer reduces sales / marketing overhead, which makes discounting possible. But also I think Adorama's monopoly on LSiM sales is due to its market niche as a fire sale outlet---a defacto overstock dot come so to speak.
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  • GlashubGlashub Posts: 43
    Adorama is not a mass market HT seller. It is a niche player. It is by no means Amazon, Overstock, Wayfair, etc. It is primarily a camera shop. Go stop by the store. It's a name to people who research to find deals. I never thought of Adorama as a place to buy speakers until last year -- and I've been buying speakers since 2000. They are not part of the lineup of usual suspects when an average joe wants to buy some speakers. So I'm not sure why people think Polk chose Adorama as the best place to move volumes of speakers at a discount. Seems to me Amazon would be the place I'd set up to do that.
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,309
    edited February 8
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  • pawelmwopawelmwo Posts: 60
    edited February 8
    For what it's worth this sale gave us the ability to do a major upgrade on our home theater this year. Until recently we had a 12 year old receiver and some tiny satellites. The LSiM series are the best sounding speakers I've heard and even next to the Magnolias Bowers and Wilkins and other top of the line speakers, they hold their own. Truly a joy experienced by the entire family and even old movies and recordings reveal details that were not previously heard before. I think we're going to be keeping these for a very long time. No plans on reselling.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,329
    WLDock wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Pretty bold statement to make when you don't really know anything about me or my shipping & selling practices.
    You know that 703s routinely get damaged in transit even WITH their original factory packaging, right?
    I'm simply not willing to risk some schmuck off eBay making a claim/dispute and fvcking me over because of shipping damage.

    Let me flip this...

    My name is Walt and let me tell you a little about me. I don't purposely try to attack or offend folks on the internet. Even though its been done to me several times, this forum included, I try to take the high road.

    As far as my comment... read it again...."When folks tell me...."
    its was based on my experiences dealing with sellers that were not willing to go through the efforts to ship. If you were offended by that please don't be. However, by your own comments you fall into the category of one who is not willing to ship.

    Myself, I'm a natural packer and have kicked myself later in life for not getting a packaging degree from Michigan State University. I lasted one term before realizing the music major program was not working. I went through the whole catalog and telecommunications, engineering, and packaging were the only other degrees I was interested in.

    I've shipped several precious and heavy items (Several speakers, odd shaped Polk f/x500i, 15" -45lbs subwoofer, and AVR's, etc.) without the original boxes because when I'm trying to get rid of stuff, I have the urge to sell or the urge to hustle as we say. Its just cardboard and Styrofoam, if done right a package and meet or exceed the original packaging. I just happen to be able to get scrap heavy corrugated boxes from work that I've used to ship stuff.

    I even had a LSiM706c (And LSiM703 in original boxes arrived OK) sent to me in a too large box with foam peanuts. Needless to say, the speakers got damaged. I agreed to a reduced price and repaired the speaker. I had to order two replacement woofers and re-glue the baffle. I used them for a bit then sold them off because I wanted to try a DIY project. I correctly packaged the speaker myself and it arrived to the buyer just fine.

    anyway, I'm a nice easy going laid back slightly introverted type of fellow. I love music and have been a tinkerer from as far back as I can remember. I was born in '66 and have a wife, a couple of teenagers, and a dog. So now you know a little about me.

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,669
    My post above is not out of ignorance.

    Polk and Adorama made the agreement. If you think Crutchfield is somehow 'above' selling discounted goods think again. Adorama has a hell of a lot more buying power than you think and their bottom line is moving gear quick. With this agreement Polk can continue to do large batches and deliver them to Adorama frequently, keeping costs down per unit and giving Polk a steady cash flow on a line that is otherwise DEAD in the market.

    I'm also not sure why this is surprising - remember Newegg and the Monitor Series 2? There is solid precedent for what is going on now with the LSiM's.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,282
    edited February 8
    pawelmwo wrote: »
    For what it's worth this sale gave us the ability to do a major upgrade on our home theater this year. Until recently we had a 12 year old receiver and some tiny satellites. The LSiM series are the best sounding speakers I've heard and even next to the Magnolias Bowers and Wilkins and other top of the line speakers, they hold their own. Truly a joy experienced by the entire family and even old movies and recordings reveal details that were not previously heard before. I think we're going to be keeping these for a very long time. No plans on reselling.

    This is what it is all about, Polk is putting terrific speakers into peoples hands that otherwise wouldn't have touched them due to price. Including a good many here.

    They get them in their hands and proceed to tell others about the good deal they got, which hopefully gets others to jump on the deals, thereby continuing to get Polks name out there and into other peoples homes at a decent price.

    It isn't any businesses problem if you can't resell the speakers you bought. Nor does it mean that they are lowering the value of their product. It just means they are focused on staying in business.

    The world has changed and so have most businesses if they intend to stay in the game. Those that are too stubborn to do so, or finally decide to do so too late end up gone.

    I think it's great to see Polk on Amazon or Adorama. I think it's great if you can buy a pair of speakers that would cost you $4000.00 for a whole lot less than that. I'm not worried about selling them because no matter what I paid for them, I know that they have been built to last me more than likely the rest of my lifetime giving me great sound and enjoyment.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 2,576
    Glashub wrote: »
    ... I never thought of Adorama as a place to buy speakers until last year -- and I've been buying speakers since 2000. They are not part of the lineup of usual suspects when an average joe wants to buy some speakers....

    I have to disagree with this part of your statement

    I have been on and off with audio purchases since the late eighties (and in no way am I trying to one up, just making a factual statement with relevance to the point) and in the early 2000's when into photography very heavily, I was ordering lenses from them and noticed a fire sale on some JBL Northridge towers and bookies for my HT
    Got a deal and was very happy at the time. So for my part, they (and BH) have been speaker dealers for the last 15+ years. Remember they both cater to the pro audio side and makes sense they would offer the other products any given company would sell.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,226
    I'm still kicking around the thought of picking up a pair of 703's from Adorama. The two psycho kittens we've adopted don't show signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Lsi9's I picked up to take the place of my scratching post imitating 705's are a significant downgrade.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,905
    I still need to pick up a 703 just because I need a set of Polks
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  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,663
    Adorama has a pair of 707's weighing in at just under 16...……...I want to pull the trigger so bad.....but...I must wait until my divorce is final, which is in 5 whole days!!!
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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,154
    703s at 600 a pair are a steal! I loved every minute I spent with mine. There’s better out there, but not at that price point imo
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,968
    I bought my first pair of new speakers way back in 2004 when Newegg had Polk Monitor 70’s for 179.00 each. Bought four. Discovered this forum and learned I only needed two. Sold two. My next pair of new speakers were the RTi12’s from Polk ebay store. Then the 703’s from Adorama and because my kids like to play football grabash in the living room I sold the huge bookies and waited for the 705’s to go on sale. Which a year latter they did. $799 for two. I would of never ever bought any of these premium speakers if they were not at a substantial savings over MSRP. I have enjoyed all the Polk’s I have had. If you get a chance to try out the LSiM series. I would highly recommend them. They need power to shine bright but an avr will work until you get to separates. Peace. D
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,309
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    Adorama has a pair of 707's weighing in at just under 16...……...I want to pull the trigger so bad.....but...I must wait until my divorce is final, which is in 5 whole days!!!

    Must get priorities right!
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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,109
    I’ve been searching around Adorama, looking at comparable offerings what I can’t understand is why is this such a screaming deal? Everything else is 2-3x the price??
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,453
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Nice to meet you Walt.
    Thanks!
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    ...I sold the huge bookies and waited for the 705’s to go on sale. Which a year latter they did. $799 for two.
    I hear you on this. I sold my 703, 706 because I have this major quest to build some massive speakers and center for my TV room. However, for the cost of just the drivers and crossover parts I can get the 705, 706. Plus I think the 702's would be a cool addition.

    Right now I'm digging the detail from my budget purchase Boston VR965, VR920 set. I might even try out the non amped VR3 or VR-M90 as the mains at some point. Maybe at some point when the timing is right I'll try out the LSiM towers. and be done for awhile.

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,329
    Geoff4rfc wrote: »
    Adorama has a pair of 707's weighing in at just under 16...……...I want to pull the trigger so bad.....but...I must wait until my divorce is final, which is in 5 whole days!!!

    I'll drink to that. B)
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  • pyrocyborgpyrocyborg Posts: 524
    edited February 13
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    I sold the huge bookies and waited for the 705’s to go on sale. Which a year latter they did. $799 for two. I would of never ever bought any of these premium speakers if they were not at a substantial savings over MSRP.

    And here I bought my two 705 "on sale" for around $1900 CAD (maybe $1650 USD) back in 2014... :'(

    These kind of sales is a kick in the nuts to anyone how bought it at a higher price (or God forbid, at MSRP), but it somehow is to be expected today since the line is older or even soon to be discontinued. Still, I wish I had settled for the 703 instead of the 705 back in 2014. The pill would be easier to swallow as I would have "overpaid" $200 CAD instead of $700 or 800. ;)

    Well, anyway, I did grab a 704c for $440 CAD shipped from Adorama and might end up getting two 703 for $800 CAD. This isn't even close to the great deal you had for those 705, but it'll have to do... :D
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,968
    705’s back on sale for a grand. 2egfg7h3c21l.png
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,971
    Slickdeals has the Adorama sale on LSiM 704's for $250 and 706 for $499 back on
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