Widex Senso Pricing

RSiegel663 rsiegel663 at aol.com
Wed Sep 17 23:05:14 EST 1997


>
>With all due respect to hearing aid consumers, why should it surprise you
>that you can
>buy a Danish made hearing aid cheaper in Denmark?  If I travel to certain
>Pacific Rim
>countries, I know that I can purchase high end electronic equipment at a
>fraction of
>what it would cost in the US. The only problem is that when I consider my
>total
>travel expenses, tariffs, duties, and VAT, I will have spent a good deal
>more.
>
>If you did travel to Denmark, stayed in the lush cottage, and purchased the
>aids 
>offered in the ad, you would undoubtedly spend a whole lot more. Once you
>added in airfare, meals, miscellaneous expenses AND THEN the duties and VAT.
>Then when you had a routine question or required reprogramming, you could
>simply
>fly back to Copenhagen, have an espresso while they adjust your aids, and
>mabey
>stay in that cottage again. WOW. Just think, a trip to Denmark each time your
>hearing
>aids needed adjustment.
>
>Everything is less expensive in the country of origin, and of course citizens
>of those
>countries can take advantage of that. Implications that those aids should be
>similarly
>priced abroad is unrealistic. Consumers are free to shop around and purchase
>where-
>ever and whenever they find the best deal for them.
>
>In addition, Denmark also utilizes a socialized form of health care, and that
>is a
>marked departure from the US. Yes, hearing aids might be purchased at a
>reduced cost in those countries.  But when you discuss the so-called
>*rationing* of
>US healthcare, remember that in most countries with government run
>healthcare, 
>basic services often require incredibly lengthy wait times-even in the case
>of
>necessary surgeries. There are some advantages & disadvantages to both
>systems-but from the time I lived in Britain and utilized the National Health
>Service,
>I'll take the US healthcare delivery system-despite free hearing aids in
>Britain.
> 
>Doug                                          
>
>
BRAVO !   Just saw your note, after I sent my limited response to Brad. 
You hit it on the head.  
Robert B. Siegel M.S. CCC-A, BC-HIS
Family Hearing Centers
2001 Lincoln Dr W.   Suite E
Marlton, NJ 08053-1531





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