Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

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Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Unread post by GregC » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:35 pm

Any estimates ? The questions is how many MODX's sold, world wide, Oct 1 thru June 1. About 8 months

Just 1 number. I would think a Yamaha employee would know.

Any guesses ?
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Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Unread post by Saul » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:07 pm

Hi Greg. The MODX is currently the biggest selling synth in the world but of course that doesn't tell you anything about numbers.

I know from experience that Yamaha won't publicly release the numbers and I can't tell you because of an NDA.

Was there a particular reason you wanted to know or was it just curiosity?
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Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Unread post by GregC » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:29 am

Saul wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:07 pm
Hi Greg. The MODX is currently the biggest selling synth in the world but of course that doesn't tell you anything about numbers.

I know from experience that Yamaha won't publicly release the numbers and I can't tell you because of an NDA.

Was there a particular reason you wanted to know or was it just curiosity?
Yes, because I am a numbers kind of person :)
I am not a competitor spy, etc. Just another regular guy that writes songs.

#'s is how sales success is ultimately determined- in business anyway

I appreciate that you know and understand NDA's are a standard thing , used by almost all
co's that feel they are better off being secretive.

Without a doubt, I would guess MODX is the best selling synth, at least since Oct 1st.

Thank you for sharing what you could.
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Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Unread post by dcjams » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:51 pm

I’m always curious about such things

Manufacturers tend not to share sales data because it could help competitors to be, well, more competitive!

If Roland knew the MODX sold well to one group but not another they could target them gaining an advantage over Yamaha. That advantage could compromise Yamaha’s entire synth division altogether if high sales of the MODX are supporting low sales of another.

You get the picture.
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Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Unread post by Macke » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:46 pm

Without any inside information on the sales side my local music store had issues aquiring MODX recently (april-may) supposedly because of high demand. I had to wait for over a month before receiving a MODX7 after placing the order.
Only upside was that the price dropped ~€60 during that period so I saved some money while waiting.
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Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Unread post by GregC » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:36 pm

It might vary by country. And dealer.

US, for example, is a large marketplace. Thus an applicable amount of inventory goes to that US distributor.

And certain stores might get a break on ' allocation'

I worked for Sony for 9 years. Above is standard stuff. No corporate secrets disclosed.
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