Why is HSN charging almost $500 more for the surface pro then Microsoft charges for the same system?
Almost purchased the Surforce Pro 4 from HSN, but HSN’s price is a woping $500 higher than on Microsoft’ store for the same system. What gives?
Are you sure you’re comparing apples to apples instead of apples to oranges? Can’t tell exactly what you’re looking at, but the TS2 today is $999 with the type cover and 1-year subscription to Office 365. I just checked Microsoft’s website and the same computer is on sale for $999 without the subscription. The subscription is $70.
First I thought I had received the wrong model because the specs were incorrect. They claim the model they advertise is 3.5GHz @6600K. After sending 2 back because the spec were only 2.5GHz@ 6300K and the exact same model at the box store and Microsoft for yes $500 cheaper. And because things are ordered in bulk HSN should have the cheaper price. I will warn any buying electronics on either shopping channels to double check specs.
Part of the issue is overhead. HSN is running a shopping channel with studios, broadcast fees, etc. Microsoft does not.
Another issue, and probably a bigger issue, is Easy Pay. Easy Pay costs money. HSN is essentially financing the purchase over several monhs, and there are always people who end up skipping out on their payments or not having enough to pay it off. These costs have to be absorbed by HSN, and as a result, item prices may be higher.
Ultimately, though, HSN is entitled to charge whatever it wans for producs without explanation. You have the option to purchase the product from another source, so why HSN does something really should not be anyone’s concern.
Posted in Electronics
08.07.17 5:58 PM