They're stuck in the "we build surveillance equipment" twilight zone from the 80s... They like so many other OEMs (cough Bosch.. cough Honeywell) think that their "computers" are unaffected by trends in the computer market. The market deflation in PC prices should be to a certain extent reflected in the surveillance pc market as well. Any savvy errr customer with google search can see right through their overinflated marketing. I see it a lot, buy a $20,000 system get a free camera... I'm thinking so you want me to fork over $20,000 so that you can give me a "free" $150 1.3mp dome? That'd be like going to a car dealership and the dealership giving you free floor mats.
LOL beat me to it. I just posted the same sad ad...
Bosch Security Systems Inc.
Just another example of how Pelco has their heads up their ass.
lol can someone explain how a 4TB Windows XP box with a 16 channel analog card, could possibly cost over $11,000? If you can explain how it could cost more than $2000... I bow down.
"While Supplies Last!"
- quick, someone get me a phone!
If someone could explain to me why anyone would take this offer, I'd be most appreciative.
If you buy more than 5 you get a free trip to Clovis on a private jet? :)
I know Pelco is getting the brunt of this, but one has to wonder why did 123securityproducts.com think this was a good idea? Are their customers really interested in $5,000 - 10,000 DVRs?
A few weeks ago, they promoted a Cantek HDTVI 16 channel DVR for $432 and now they went with an SD analog DVR at 10x the price? Were they doing this as a inside joke against Pelco?
[Note: Poster is from Pelco]
This ad/promotion is not a Pelco generated or sponsored advertisement. Pelco customers are free to market Pelco products in line with their business needs. Pelco has a MAP policy, much like the majority of our competitors, with the goal of protecting our dealers and distributors in the channel. We do our very best to ensure any advertising to the end customer does not reflect a pricing structure meant for our partners. The pricing in this promotion complies with Pelco’s published MAP policy.
In addition, the DX8116 is an older product that is no longer available direct from Pelco; however, Pelco is committed to support these products.
Stephanie, what I hear you saying is:
- We had nothing to do with this particular ad.
- We do not have a maximum price.
- We DO have a minimum price.
- This product is priced at or above that minimum.
- This price is nothing like what a Dealer would actually have to pay.
- Discontinued does not imply discounted
Is that a fair reading?
I can buy a Dell PE R720xd with 40TB storage, two additional flex bay drives for OS, 16GB RAM, and 1GB PERC card for about the same price (or less) than that "open box" Pelco with 1/10 the storage capacity. I can find no sound business reason (for my application) to go with the Pelco or any other similarly priced and spec'd equipment.
In this market place where pretty much all is open and visable to the internet you have to be pretty straight forward.
To display adds like this sets pelco back in the market place
For a proprietary replacement or repair where the end user, dealer cannot go elsewhere you would get what ever you asked ( to a pt.) But that being said this is not the case.
Who ever is doing thier marketing and promotions is not paying attention to the market place.
It is too easy to replace items today than to get ripped off by a fast paced salesman or rep firm .
The backlash will always come back to haunt you. ( Pelco ) used to be a great name, product, on the cutting edge.
With the products so easily accessable and the internet so easy to run comparisons, why would you stay with this kind of treatment unless your in a ( just because your family situation (loyalty no matter what the cost ))
Servers anywhere ( 2k to 4 k ) fully loaded with 4-6 tbyte ( raid 0,1,3,5 ) compatable
Cameras fully loaded ( 200 to 800 fully loaded with just about any feature you want .
market place is saturated with competition , low cost to over priced.