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jbell at barint.on.ca jbell at barint.on.ca
Wed Sep 24 20:52:13 EST 1997

We know from the prices in ahearingaid.com that Widex does not charge much
more for the aid in the US than anywhere else (Canada for example). So one is
drawn to the conclusion that any difference is attributable to your dispenser
charge. The dispensers are getting really squirrely about us discussing their
prices here so lets go along with them and you do the aritmetic your self :=)

I'm thinking of offering a travel package to Ontario. You arrange your own
transport, bring your own molds and we will set you up in a hotel for 2
nights, fit new Senso's, give you a tour of Niagara Falls and send you home
again. I figure I can do that for about half of what you are being quoted. (No
prices please) Any takers?

d1tech1 wrote:

> On 16 Sep 1997 15:33:23 GMT, whitneyb at erols.com (Brad Whitney) wrote:
> >
> >Lets all of us U.S. consumers go to Denmark,  or Canada, for our aids and
> >we'll all have a vacation and save money, all at the expense of our local
> >dealers!
> >
> >Come on all you audiologists and dispensers, start raising hell with
> >Widex on their US pricing Policies!  The above ad is tangable proof of
> >discriminitory pricing practices on the US market. Now go get'em.
> >
> >
> >Brad H. Whitney
> >Just an abused potential Widex Consumer.
> >
> >
> Thank for your discussion. Let's me tell you my experience. I tried a
> pair of the latest SENSO-CIC (completely in the ear) model at the
> price of US$6,100. That's the price in Washington DC area. That's
> incredibly high. I later found out that prices in Europe are much
> cheaper and decided to return the pair (luckily with a full refund
> because of the promotion).
> Is that their natural monopoly in CIC technology that Widex can charge
> that discriminate price for US customers? Or is that their judgement
> that people in the US want to pay the higher price for the discreet of
> wearing CIC (I heard people in Europe like the BTEs since they are
> more powerful and have longer battery life).

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