Are these Paradigm speaker prices fair?

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  1. Ted Lee

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    hi all -
    i'm in the beginning phases of upgrade-itis. just out of curiosity, i called up my local paradigm dealer and asked him for some prices on the speakers. this is what he gave me:
    mini-mon: 329
    monitor 3: 399
    monitor 5: 519
    370 (surrounds): 699 yikes! why so much?
    370 (center): 329
    ps-1000: 549
    would you say these prices are fair? i asked him about a discount and he said he'd offer me some sort of package price. personally, i'm gonna shoot for at least 15-percent off.
    at this point...this is more of a general question about the pricing. i still have to take in other brands and do some auditioning before making any final decision.
    thanks in advance...
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  2. Ryan Peddle

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    Those are all the basic prices. I believe Paradgim List.
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    I'll be surprised if you get 15% off list. Paradigm speaker prices are pretty much fixed in the U.S. The surrounds are more expensive because they use 2x the drivers.
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    I just purchased a pair of Mini Monitor for $299 and CC370 for $299 at a local 6th ave. Electronics. At first the salesman did not want to budge saying that these 'never' go on sale. It wasn't until I pulled out notes that I took of a phone call I made to another store indicating that this other store quoted me $299ea for the pair and the center that he said without hesitation "Oh, yeah we can do it for that." Makes me wish I had altered the price in my favor to see for just how little they could have done it, within reason of course.
    This kind of sleaze reminds me of why I haven't shopped there in years.
    Echo a similar story and be prepared to walk out and "shop elsewhere." You might be surprised.
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    Paradigm dealers don't negotiate easily since they have fixed (roughly 50 mile radius) territories so, as Rod said, be prepared to shop around. I bought my Monitor 7s, CC350 and Mini Monitors at a 20% discount at the next closest dealer to home after my local shop wouldn't negotiate more than 5%.
    I'm not surprised that you got list prices over the phone. Unless you have an established relationship with the salesperson it's best to deal in face to face.
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    Just my 2 cents. I don't really like the PS-1000. Either save your money or look elsewhere. The other speakers are an awesome value however. The PS-1000 has a lot of bang for the buck, but a mediocre subwoofer can make all of your speakers sound mediocre.
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  7. Ted Lee

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    thanks all -
    unfortunately, i may be kind of stuck if i decide to go with these. as far as i know, the place i called (paradyme audio in sacramento, ca) are the only dealers in the area.
    hmmm...should be interesting...
    thanks again,
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    Well, now that the Ottawa region has amalgamated, we have four stores that sell Paradigm in Ottawa. (They used to be in four separate cities, but close together). I got my Paradigm sub for 20% off list no problem. Made me wish I'd asked for 25%.
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