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Barton Scott
05-09-2017, 3:07 PM
Hello,

We found this reseller in China of Epilog Laser Engravers.

The pricing they are quoting is much more aggressive than US dealers.

I am skeptical of purchasing an Epilog from China. Anyone have any experience with this company?

I can save about $8,000 going through these folks.

http://www.spectivemedia.com/

Thanks,

Keith Downing
05-09-2017, 4:35 PM
Hello,

We found this reseller in China of Epilog Laser Engravers.

The pricing they are quoting is much more aggressive than US dealers.

I am skeptical of purchasing an Epilog from China. Anyone have any experience with this company?

I can save about $8,000 going through these folks.

http://www.spectivemedia.com/

Thanks,

I think you already know what we're going to say.....But to sum it up Epilog doesn't manufacture their machines in China; so there's no way they would be able to sell them that much cheaper (or even rip them off and sell you a real copy).

If you really want to find out for yourself. have them send you a picture of the serial number on the Epilog stamp/sticker. Then call Epilog and ask about that specific machine. My guess is you won't get that far though...

Gary Hair
05-09-2017, 4:39 PM
Chinese laser - $4,000
Epilog laser - $18,000
Chinese laser with an Epilog sticker - $10,000

Keith Downing
05-09-2017, 4:41 PM
Chinese laser - $4,000
Epilog laser - $18,000
Chinese laser with an Epilog sticker - $10,000

I truly laughed out loud at that. Nice summary.

Barton Scott
05-09-2017, 4:42 PM
OK. THANKS! I figured as much but being a newbie in this I had to ask.

Kev Williams
05-09-2017, 7:17 PM
not so fast----

They're also selling Gravograph's and Universals-- while I'm still looking at the Epilog, the Gravograph is a brand new 2015 model-- so it says. My LS900 was a year-old model, AND just before the switch to USB from parallel cable connection- and mine was discounted about $6000 back then...

So it IS plausible these guys are buying old new stock from the mfr's for $xx and jacking up the price a bit... It IS IMO worth further research...

Scott Shepherd
05-09-2017, 8:13 PM
I'd like to see that conversation with the school people writing the check. "So, you want me to do a wire transfer for the full amount to a bank account in China, and once it's done, we have no recourse if they don't send it?".

John Lifer
05-09-2017, 10:07 PM
No way, on top of this, how was it look if you reimported one of these machines (if they really did exist) and then went on epilogs Facebook page and bragged about it?
It's an Epilogue! :) That's it!

Jeanette Brewer
05-16-2017, 1:40 PM
Just to put a bow on this discussion:

It's our opinion (at Epilog) that this company has no affiliation for many of the brands they offer on their website. They definitely have no affiliation with Epilog Laser. Our opinion is it’s a bait and switch…

More than likely, when a prospect inquires about the Epilog product, these guys may reach out to dealers in the region for quotation but pricing will be much higher than stated on their site since they’re now reselling above street price. Presuming the customer balks at the new pricing, they then offer a lower priced Chinese laser. Could be wrong but that’s what appears to be happening.

Regarding them purchasing from U.S. and reselling, we don’t think this is the case either since they’d be purchasing at a better price from U.S. but shipping / duties / customs / delivery and their profits will drive the price much higher than stated on their site.

Barton Scott
05-17-2017, 4:00 PM
Jeanette,

I agree 100%. You have been very GREAT and professional to deal with.