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When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

Sony has introduced the new dsc-TX7 into the market as well as a W-350 & other W-3xx series. They are available in most electronics and camera stores as of now (last week in Jan.).

 

Right now BB only carries the older units and they have all gone on sale.

 

How long until they are stocked in the stores? Why are they waiting and losing sales to everyone else?

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

 


@scottb4u wrote:

Sony has introduced the new dsc-TX7 into the market as well as a W-350 & other W-3xx series. They are available in most electronics and camera stores as of now (last week in Jan.).

 

Right now BB only carries the older units and they have all gone on sale.

 

How long until they are stocked in the stores? Why are they waiting and losing sales to everyone else?


 

They won't give out that information. If they haven't cleared out inventory of the models they are replacing, then they won't carry the replacements until that inventory is reduced. All but one of the Sony point and shoot cameras is on sale right now so the timetable depends on how quickly the store inventories of those older cameras are sold out.

 

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

Well, they are obviously giving up the high-margin, new-product customer for the low-margin, uninformed sale customer who is only going to return his obsolete unit after he brings it home and figures out he bought last year's model.

 

Not a good corporate strategy IMHO. Maybe that is why BBY is complaining about poor margins.

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

Hi scottb4u,

 

We of course want to provide every option possible to our customers, and I can completely understand you wanting to purchase one of these camera models. There are many factors that go into negotiating the purchase of a particular model camera from manufacturers, and I can assure you that it is not always our decision that limits our selection in our stores or on BestBuy.com.

 

This doesn't mean that we won't be carrying one or all of these models in the future, and the best I can suggest is to keep your eyes open.

 

Thanks for posting,

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

Alan, thanks for you response. I'm sure most understand that retail negotiates to carry certain products and that is acceptable. But I'm hoping for a ballpark answer to my question. I'm sure that BBY will carry most of the new Sony line, but my question is a ballpark estimation of WHEN it will be available.

 

I think it is a fair question. Your answer will determine if I buy now from someone else or from BBY. Thanks again... 

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

Hi scottb4u,

 

I apologize for the delay in my response to this post, but I wanted to get you an answer before posting here. I reached out to the team that arranges what cameras our stores or BestBuy.com offers for sale to our customers, and they have informed me that we should have the Sony TX7 point-and-shoot camera available for purchase from us soon.

 

Due to competitive advantage reasons I can't say exactly when, or how much we will be selling it for, but I can say that I would keep your eyes open since it should be available for purchase from us soon.

 

I hope this helps!

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

Thanks for your response, Alan...

 

As far as pricing is concerned, price will be Sony MAP, not a penny less, I'm sure!

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

After reading this forum I am still wondering as to why it is taking so long to get this camera in. I check my local Store and see the old model. I am getting close to going to another store that actually carries this camera. I will be deploying soon and dont want to leave with an old one. Please advise an expected date

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

This is insane.  I am a Reward Zone member for a reason and while everyone else stocks this hot camera, Best Buy, the so called leader in consumer electronics is not even offering it?  Not even offering it to Reward Zone members?    Online store named after a South American rainforest here I come.

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Re: When will BB stock new SONY TX7 and new W series?

I was also really looking forward to purchasing a TX7 this week after seeing that the TX1 was all sold out at my local bestbuy over two weeks ago. If the store doesn't get it soon (like this week - which probably is impossible since most shipments come in on Tuesday), i'll probably end up doing the same as Bartendersam.