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Pioneer 8th Generation 508/428 Kuro Group Buy

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I have added a group buy list wiki at http://pioneergb.pbwiki.com/.

If you do not see your name here, please feel free to add it. It's likely because I have not received a PM from you.

This will become the new method of adding your name to the GB. Apparently I cannot edit a post that is older than 24 hours, so I cannot update this in the FAQ. Grrr....

This will also become the place where I will post news relating to the GB.

Please note I have not added your email addresses on this site. If you think the best method of contacting you is through email, then you may add it to the relevant column. Otherwise, all communication will take place through PM.

Please note that the password currently is piogb07

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Hi GruG,

I have a "specialist retailer " that I think would be very keen in this GB......

would you mind if I were to make some enquires ?? will we not have to use a specialist retailer to get the 1080p models?? time will tell......

I'll PM you their details.

Mind you I believe we should NOT jump straight in............give it some time to settle.....

Edited by creamop66

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Hi GruG,

I have a "specialist retailer " that I think would be very keen in this GB......

would you mind if I were to make some enquires ?? will we not have to use a specialist retailer to get the 1080p models?? time will tell......

I'll PM you their details.

Mind you I believe we should NOT jump straight in............give it some time to settle.....

I will PM you regarding the link, and will communicate this information to GB members through the weekly update on Sunday. This update will contain information about current GB numbers, dispertion, lowest listed price, and the lowest street price on each of the models. This way we can all follow the information available from launch.

If other members could follow creamop66's example and communicate with me on any pricing information it will be to our advantage. Please do not just walk into a store and try to negotiate on the GBs behalf though. It would be to our disadvantage.

No purchase will be made until the product hits. We do not want to repeat the Onkyo debacle. Personally, I would feel more comfortable negotiating in November when we know just that little bit more about what to expect. I am happy to move with the consensus however. Please post thoughts.

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No purchase will be made until the product hits. We do not want to repeat the Onkyo debacle. Personally, I would feel more comfortable negotiating in November when we know just that little bit more about what to expect. I am happy to move with the consensus however. Please post thoughts.

I agree, November, even early December will enable a clearer picture.

cheers.

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I agree, November, even early December will enable a clearer picture.

cheers.

I agree totally and feel that prices may just start to soften by years end, cheers alan. just looked, up to 25 interested already may be able to get sizeable GB and get good negotiating position

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I agree totally and feel that prices may just start to soften by years end, cheers alan

I also agree, even though I want it now, I think we would be better of buying in late Nov early Dec once we get a feel for pricing.

I'll be happy as long as I get it before Christmas :)

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I am just wondering is Pioneer PDP-508XDA (Aussie Model) same as Pioneer PDP-5080HD (USA Model)?

Thanks

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I know some here are looking to buy before xmas however I wonder if there will be a significant drop in the street price after xmas? ..... I know you could wait forever as prices keep falling but the fall after crissy might be worth a few weeks. What do you think? Dreamin?

cheers

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I agree November .......even December..........

originally I was planning on waiting till after new years till I made my purchase but hey power in numbers

I thinks we should what happens to the price....could be an early drop???

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hehe - it might seem silly, but I am very hopeful that I will be able to watch the federal election results roll in on a brand new Kuro... ;) But, I agree as long as we can keep our total numbers up, the longer we leave it the better a price we will get.

The way I look at it though - is that we might get to be the early adopters who end up getting the screen for the same price that individuals have to wait 6 months to get - 15-25% discount is what I was thinking.

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hehe - it might seem silly, but I am very hopeful that I will be able to watch the federal election results roll in on a brand new Kuro... ;)

Im looking forward to some full on action flick on bluray, but what ever pops your cork. ;)

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Hmmm....looks like my faithful Grundig Lenaro WS CRT might FINALLY be able to retire.

Count me in. :D

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I'm interested in either the LX508 or LX608 (1080p) models. If the 60" can be had for under 10K then it'll be too good to refuse.

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Go Queenslander!

I am just wondering is Pioneer PDP-508XDA (Aussie Model) same as Pioneer PDP-5080HD (USA Model)?

Thanks

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I am just wondering is Pioneer PDP-508XDA (Aussie Model) same as Pioneer PDP-5080HD (USA Model)?

Thanks

Hi orican,

I don't know. I'm aware that there are 508XD/5080XD models overseas which are different; same goes for 428 series.

We won't know which models Australia has exactly until Pioneer updates their information regarding specs, or perhaps if someone who is the know would enlighten us all?

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Though WAF would be very hard to achieve, I just cannot help myself. I have put myself in for a LX508/LX608. More interested in the 608 if the price is right though.

-GruG-, it would be good if you can put the password along side the wiki link on your signature. I had quite a hard time searching for the password. This would help anyone else wanting to join the list.

Cheers.

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-GruG-, it would be good if you can put the password along side the wiki link on your signature. I had quite a hard time searching for the password. This would help anyone else wanting to join the list.

Cheers.

Thanks for the advice, I have amended my signature.

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I've had a look at this set up and I agree - they've made it work very nicely.

A wiki will be something I will be happy to set up if people are interested. I can move the FAQ there and have a permanent list of GB members.

A national seller limits us to HN, JB, Myer and DJs I think. Where else shall we try? This certainly would cut down on delivery costs, but obviously we'd need to deal with someone other than a sales droid. Any contacts would be appreciated.

I have contacted beejean and a few other GB organisers and asked them to share their experiences. Hopefully we will have something very similar to the Sony GB, it seems to have gone very well so far. ...touch wood.

I would recommend Len Wallis audio in Lane Cove. A long time Pioneer dealer. Would be interested to see if they can get a good discount via their Pioneer relationship.

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I'm in. Most likely the 508 at this stage. Awesome. Hopefully we can get a good price. I'm in Geelong. I would like to get a stand with mine too. We should find out about extras if possible.

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I would like to get a stand with mine too. We should find out about extras if possible.

Welcome aboard sjvilla79! Please follow the instructions in my signature to add your name to the GB, as I can no longer update the first post! (Any advice as to how I might be able to do this anyone?)

Stands and speakers are optional accessories on some overseas Kuro models. Buyer preferences for accessories may be built into the wiki in time as we become aware what Pioneer's plan is exactly for its Australian Kuro releases.

Edited by -GruG-

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I'm interested in this group buy however am very concerned at the personal details being posted on the website.

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I'm interested in this group buy however am very concerned at the personal details being posted on the website.

The only personal information that's available is an email address - and that's been done entirely at the choice of the people who have added their details there. If you would rather keep your email private, filing in 'email - address as PMd to -GruG- ' will do just fine.

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