On the Axis side, they have the Q6034 720p indoor PTZ for $499.99...
I hope they didn't pay anywhere near the $2800 MSRP they show.
Maybe if they bought Hik instead they'd still be in business...;
Does it say anywhere they come from the Target bankruptcy on their website? Didn't see it. So I assume it was in the email....?
Never thought my first comment would be on such a discussion.
I would not advice anyone to buy them as investment for some quick bucks. I do agree that this is a good price but the difference between the partner price and this price is not really that much.
I though I would buy all of 'em but then I checked an excel file and now I decided not to buy any,by the way, talking about the Q6034.
A friend of mine (with his own side business doing CCTV installs for a few clients) looked at buying the cameras out of a couple local stores when they closed down. I looked through the stock lists they gave him and there was nothing really spectacular, at least nothing suitable for our needs at the price point they wanted, even if they were going for thirty cents on the dollar. I talked to my boss about going in on it, but he wasn't interested in a bunch of used cameras, despite the fact there was still factory warranty on them (and yet, we continued to recycle ancient used IQ and Arecont cameras... gah).
It would have cost him something like $15k per store up front and he could have only use a few himself; without a guaranteed resale of the rest, he opted against it.
As far as Target Canada's demise, I wouldn't say so much that the Zellers stores were in bad locations, as most were anchor retailers in major malls. Zellers was once a very popular low-cost retailer, similar to Wal-Mart, but once Wal-Mart came to Canada, their popularity started to fall, aided by the fact their products and prices didn't really keep up and over time the stores started to look dingy and dated.
When Target announced they were coming to Canada, shoppers got excited, expecting the same kind of products and pricing they'd get by crossing the border to the US stores. Unfortunately, Target Canada ended being little more than dressed-up Zellers stores (they were VERY nice stores, mind you, very clean and bright and well-organized), with little improvement in variety or prices. The prices were MOSTLY in line with Wal-Mart, and they definitely had a larger presence (ie. more convenient locations), but the product fell short in both selection and quality.
Realistically, the biggest problem was that customers felt let down. Wal-Mart customers didn't need to cross the border for their US stores because the Canadian stores offered good alternative. Target didn't. People expected a lot from them, and they didn't deliver. Even after Target Canada admitted where they'd gone wrong and tried to fix it, customers didn't come back. That's what ultimately killed them.
Thank you to everyone who placed an order, they will all be shipped out shortly. We started with 7 different Axis models, now we only have 2 models and they are moving quick. I'm offering Free Shipping to IPVM members on orders $100+, just use coupon code IPVM2016 at checkout.
I knew I should have gone down to the stores when they were shutting down and asked to buy their cameras, I just figured they wouldn't sell. Might have got even better deals?
I was totally thinking about it the whole time they were doing their liquidation before they officially closed. All the stores in my area were re-done when Target took over from Zellers, so I know none of the equipment was all that old.