whitneyb at erols.com
Tue Sep 16 10:33:23 EST 1997
In article <5vm5ni$2sn at winter.news.erols.com>, whitneyb at erols.com says...
>In article <341DE706.5ACA7D64 at barint.on.ca>, jbell at barint.on.ca says...
>>My Senso C18's are high power aids that can go as high as a 100db to
>>Oticon are just thinking about a high power model. They have told me
>>that their model is appropriate for losses up to 85-90 db.
>>In Canada the cost of the Senso is C$1050 or US$1000. Dispensing adds
>>$350. Total for my two aids was $2800.. but they are well worth it. It
>>seems to me that US costs are much higher..Wonder why?
>>Howard Moss wrote:
>>> Could you tell me the rough price range you're talking about
>>> for these aids? And are they for severe losses or for "non-severe"
>>> Howard Moss
>>> hmoss at sr.hp.com
>>> Rohnert Park, CA
>While I agree getting too deep into costing and pricing issues can be
>distracting, this particular issue is exactly why some pricing information
>needs to be presented.
>It appears (at least on the surface) Widex does have different pricing
>structures for different countries. I have been checking pricing in the
>Washington DC area for Widex Senso since jbell at barint.on.ca emailed me the
>Candian prices a week or two ago. Under any comparision I can find, even
>checking ahearingaid.com, US prices are at least 50% higher than Candian
As a follow-up to support Widex's different pricing for different countries,
see the ad for Widex Senso's from Denmark, including lodging, aimed directly
at the US market, for less than $1500 US.
TEXT OF AD FOLLOWS:
Compare the prices in your country to ours and you might discover, that you
could purchase highest quality hearing aids, get yourself a
trip to Denmark and still save money.
Modern hearing aids - at the worlds most favourable rates.
Denmark is world famous for their hearing aid industry - and
Denmark is a trend setter in modern hearing aids.
Due to reasonable Danish domestic market prices, you can buy new
and fully digitalized hearing aids - and even save a fortune doing so.
Our clinic offers you:
a complete examination
fully digitalized in-the-ear hearing aid
including fitting and
Less than US$ 1500, -
If you would like to visit us, we will even offer you free of
charge accommodation in a luxury summer cottage close to the coastline during
The price indicated is based on a Senso CX from Widex and is
exclusive of VAT.
If you have any questions - Don't hesitate sending us an E-Mail.
Very best regards.
Arne M. Eike
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end of ad
Lets all of us U.S. consumers go to Denmark, or Canada, for our aids and
we'll all have a vacation and save money, all at the expense of our local
Come on all you audiologists and dispensers, start raising hell with
Widex on their US pricing Policies! The above ad is tangable proof of
discriminitory pricing practices on the US market. Now go get'em.
Brad H. Whitney
Just an abused potential Widex Consumer.
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