Sonos is increasing the UK prices of their speakers

Sonos is increasing the UK prices of their speakers

Sonos is increasing the UK prices of their speakers

Sonos is increasing the UK prices of their speakers

 
Sonos, the Speaker manufacturer, have announced that they will be increasing their UK prices on February 23rd in order to compensate for the effects of Brexit on the UK Pound, which has dropped in value significantly.  

  
These pricing change will increase the cost of some units by as much as 25%, though the prices of all of Sonos' current lineup will stay at their normal cost until February 23rd, giving consumers in the UK 10 days to buy Sonos hardware without any price increases.  

 

     

Our prices are defined regionally. In the UK, this includes local taxation and import duties, but we pay for everything we make in US dollars.

Over recent months, there has been a significant change on the US Dollar to GBP exchange rate. As a result, our existing pricing has become unsustainable and, like many other companies, we have to increase prices for all products priced in GBP.

 

 
Below is a list of all price changes in the Sonos lineup;  
 

Sonos is increasing the UK prices of their speakers  

It is likely that we will see more manufacturers increasing their UK prices in the near future, with many products already coming with increased prices since the UK's Brexit vote. This is a very worrying trend in the UK, but sadly there is nothing that consumers can do prevent price increases in the short term. 

 

You can join the discussion on Sonos increasing their UK prices on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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13-02-2017, 18:52:05

NickOmega
Ridiculous excuse really considering the UK already pays more than U.S even WITH the weakening of the £Quote

13-02-2017, 19:55:03

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by NickOmega View Post
Ridiculous excuse really considering the UK already pays more than U.S even WITH the weakening of the £
That's what I thought. That and I can gaurantee if the £ regains over the $ they won't drop the £ price, they'll just up the $ price insteadQuote

13-02-2017, 20:07:39

NickOmega
U.S

U.K

At the current exchange rate, $199.99 is £159.65, not £167.99

At the suggest increased RRP of £199 that makes it $249.28, a full 25% more than a U.S customer will be paying.

It's more than a slight annoyance that the U.S always seems to get tech cheaper, even though I know the U.K is by far not the worst off in that regard.Quote

13-02-2017, 21:39:29

SeekaX
What are import taxes, what are shipping costs.Quote

13-02-2017, 22:28:11

NickOmega
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Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
What are import taxes, what are shipping costs.
That's a valid argument for a comparison of U.K/U.S when the item in question is developed in the U.S I suppose, ignoring that most shipping to suppliers (both U.S and U.K) would likely be done from the county of manufacture which is Malaysia.

It doesn't explain why pretty much all electronics/tech are more expensive in the U.K compared to the U.S since both countries have tax on purchases (VAT/Sales Tax).Quote
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