Ridiculous sale

Somebody is selling a Decware that sells at 2600 $ direct from the manufacturer for 4500 $ citing tha t you can pay that if you want to wait a year. This is a disgrace in Audiogon. Also TMR sales require you to go to their website and look for the product for information. Unfortunately the hobbiest mentality that predominated Audiogon Is being replaced by these dry, unfear actions and styles. What a shame.


+1 @rbstehno Same thing with any of the premium Mustangs (Shelby Cobra Supersnake) in the last few years. Premiums in the 10s of 1000s added to MSRP.  Supply and demand; you may not like it, but there it is.

Has anyone bought an Oppo UDP-205 for $5995.00 plus shipping!

Neither have I, but there’s people right now trying to sell them at that price.

Any product is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. In a free market, scarcity always drives up prices. Basic law of supply and demand. We all have free will here to decide if we want to pay a premium or not. If you don't, that's cool. Maybe somebody else will. Or maybe not. And then the seller either drops their price or they're left with the item unsold. I don't see anything "unfair" about that.

I've long wondered why Decware doesn't increase production capacity. They are reasonably priced so limiting supply to price gouge doesn't seem motive. I can only think he likes small operation to keep family like atmosphere. I've been tempted to purchase, but long wait list deters.


$1900 for jumping wait list, if someone sees value in that pretty desperate, present amp must be pretty bad. Probably better value with another used amp at that price.

@sns they maybe quite happy with their business model. They are living a comfortable lifestyle, order book is full, no headaches that go with expansion.

They maybe what I call Lifestyle owner’s and are content.