Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by Saul » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:39 pm

Congrats dcjams :clap: :clap: :clap: Fantastic price for a MODX8 and good to hear that GAK were able to do that deal for you. That's a LOT of keyboard for the money :)
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by mick_n » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Ordered mine from gak on thursday night for £1159.
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Unread post by Derek » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:24 pm

That's a good price. :)
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:09 pm

Nice one Mick. That's less than the MODX7 was/is selling for!
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by mick_n » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:21 pm

Yes. When I saw the price I thought it was too good to be true & scoured the webpage looking for "b stock" or similar.

I notice PMT have followed suit with their latest price. :D
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:29 pm

At this rate it won't be long before the MODX6 drops below £1000 :)
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by Fleer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:56 pm

Told ya!
Would prefer the MODX7 to go that low, though.
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Unread post by Saul » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:41 pm

Odd situation now where the MODX8 is cheaper in some places than the MODX7.
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by Fleer » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:20 pm

I think it’s got something to do with availability. The MODX8 is showing available everywhere while shops like Keymusic have MODX7 (and even MODX6) on back order.
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Unread post by pologuy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:45 am

Just goes to show... there IS quite a bit of movement that retail sellers can make on the MODX - if they want to...
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by Saul » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:24 pm

I know what the retail margin is on the MODX and you are quite right in that there is a fair bit of movement retailers can make on price however, Yamaha have a lot of influence in how low that price can go so I would not expect the MODX6 to drop below £900 in the UK, not for some time anyway. They have though allowed for a drop in price over the product lifecycle and there is enough room to keep MODX competitive against anything Roland and KORG might bring out over the next few months.
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by pologuy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:17 pm

mick_n wrote:
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Ordered mine from gak on thursday night for £1159.
That is pretty much my target price for the MODX8 - $1,499 US dollars.

But debating on waiting for Yamaha to "fix" the GHS... and/or the newcomers announced at NAMM in three weeks.
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by Saul » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:37 pm

I am not sure Yamaha recognises that there is an problem with the GHS keybed...or not officially anyway.

Not sure the poll here is indicative of a widespread issue with the GHS keybed in the MODX8?
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by Kal1n_M » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:42 am

The "GHS issue" seems to be limited, at best.
According to my local Yamaha Store, they sold a few MODX8 to a music school 2 months ago, where you can expect these keyboards will see a fair amount of abuse, and there have been no issues or complaints so far. Not saying there is no such issue at all, but it does not seem to be widespread.
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Re: Is this the best price for the Yamaha MODX at the moment?

Unread post by Saul » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:49 am

Kal1n_M wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:42 am
The "GHS issue" seems to be limited, at best.
According to my local Yamaha Store, they sold a few MODX8 to a music school 2 months ago, where you can expect these keyboards will see a fair amount of abuse, and there have been no issues or complaints so far. Not saying there is no such issue at all, but it does not seem to be widespread.
That's my take on it too. If this were a widespread issue we would have seen loads of people posting about it. Forums are usually the place where these sorts of problems are aired the most.

For sure there have been issues, there is no denying that but in terms of percentage against keyboards sold it seems to be no worse than any other mass produced product, although I think we do expect more of Yamaha given their long standing reputation for quality?

Faults appear in all instruments, just look take a look at Gibson. They produce thousands of guitars a year and at a premium price but there are still issues with some of those guitars.

I have been through a lot of acoustic guitars over the past 12 months and on the whole they have all been of high quality but, there were a couple that had issues and needed to be returned. The replacements were fine though.

I leave that poll running but the numbers don't seem to be increasing?
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