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MOH_Hirth
08-12-2007, 12:33 PM
Edimensional was the best way to buy trackIR4 (about US$230)to Brazil,Now the reseller from Natural point for Brazil is US$295!!

https://edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=106

Why Naturalpoint dont sell direct to Brazil like Edimensional was doing?

MOH_Hirth
08-12-2007, 12:33 PM
Edimensional was the best way to buy trackIR4 (about US$230)to Brazil,Now the reseller from Natural point for Brazil is US$295!!

https://edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=24&products_id=106

Why Naturalpoint dont sell direct to Brazil like Edimensional was doing?

JG52Uther
08-12-2007, 12:34 PM
Same in the UK.The cheapest I can find is nearly 20 more.

StG2_Schlachter
08-12-2007, 12:35 PM
300 US$ for TrackIR ???

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
08-12-2007, 12:52 PM
I paid around 150.00 US dollars 6 months ago or so. Someone is making some cash of your arse it would seem. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Targ
08-12-2007, 01:42 PM
Thats why I have not purchased a Tir4 yet,
I bought a version 2, than purchased a version 3 pro and than the 6DOF software. The price of the 4 includes the 6DOF software but I all ready own the software and don't feel like I should have to purchase it again. They need to sell a version of Tir4 without the software for those who have all ready purchased it.

horseback
08-12-2007, 03:59 PM
On principle, I agree that it sounds like a pretty high markup, but before we condemn the bloodsucking capitalists who offer the TrackIR in your respective countries, what are the additional shipping costs? After that, what share of the increase goes to taxes, import and customs fees? Even after those, don't some countries add a VAT?

These items are mostly selling to a niche market; how much time & effort does one have to go to to bring these things in legally? If I were a businessman supporting my family, I'd have to be reasonably well compensated for my time as well as my investment, or my kids would starve, so the time I spend negotiating for import rights in my country goes into the selling price.

Only two things bring prices of luxery items down: competition and sufficient demand for the item that large scale production lowers the cost per unit.

Naturalpoint makes a good product that has very little real competition, so you better hope that there are multiple importers competing for your TIR dollar/euro/pound/etc.

cheers

horseback

JG52Uther
08-12-2007, 04:03 PM
Well I love my TiR2,and will have to get a 4 when BoB hits the shelves,and as there does not seem to be any real competition they do indeed have us over a barrel.

stalkervision
08-12-2007, 04:05 PM
I'm just going to rubber band one of these new logitech "air mice" to my noggin and save half the price of that fancy smancy "track-ir!" Suckers.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mice_pointers/mice/devices/3443&cl=us,en

Skoshi Tiger
08-12-2007, 06:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by horseback:
condemn the bloodsucking capitalists ...who.. add....shipping costs...increase custom..e..r ...add....mostly....to...niche market...s. I...support..my family,...my kids would starve...I..negotiat...for...selling price.cheers
horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+1

(I hope I havn't taken you out of context http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

zardozid
08-12-2007, 08:11 PM
The price in the states is going up too.

$250 list and $200 on the web...

What bugs me is the price for technology related products is suppose to go down after a year or two on the market...

NP_Vincent
08-13-2007, 05:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by zardozid:
The price in the states is going up too.

$250 list and $200 on the web...

What bugs me is the price for technology related products is suppose to go down after a year or two on the market... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

List price for the TrackIR is $179.95, and I know of no plans to increase the price........

Also the price of a product goes down, if the cost of making the product goes down as well. The components that we use are fairly specialized, and have not decreased in price....... so it is hard to pass on price savings to the consumer, if there is none.........

Widowmaker214
08-13-2007, 08:07 PM
targ, the difference between 3 and 4 is not just software.

They came out with the software advancements while 3 was still their release product and made it an upgrade.

When the new hardware, 4, came out, 6dof was built in.

But that is not the only difference..
the TIR4 unit has a wider field of view which allows for better tracking...
and it has a higher frame rate.

If you have TIR3 and it works great for you.. then cool. No need to get 4.