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L26500 Price Drop?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by Brandon708, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    We are considering getting a HP L26500 or a Epson S30670

    I remember that the L25500 had a dramitic price drop after a year or so. Is the same to be expected with the L26500? If so when and how much?

    Thanks,
    Brandon
     
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  2. Freese

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    It was about this time last year and I recall there were 2 things working towards that low price.

    1)SGIA New Orleans; show specials
    2)The L25500 was on it's way out; everyone knew the L26 was just around the corner, and L25's were basically being liquidated.

    Maybe I am wrong though.
     
  3. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    That sounds right if I could remember.
     
  4. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    The SGIA Expo is Oct 18 this year. Maybe around then it will drop?
     
  5. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    I highly doubt it will be dropping until HP announces a new version which will probably be another year.
     
  6. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    THanks, BTW thank you for your quote.
     
  7. signswi

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    This, from what I understand the L26500 isn't selling nearly as strongly as everyone already bought the L25500, so there's tons of stock to go through before they release a new model.
     
  8. rjssigns

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    With HP's current 9+ billion loss because of a failed acquisition and the layoff of 27000 world wide it makes you wonder what will happen.

    Business wise if HP has warehouses full of unsold equipment they may want to eliminate carrying costs.
     
  9. jayhawksigns

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    Would be nice, I might be buying one myself in the coming months.
     
  10. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    No problem let me know if you guys go forward I would love to sell it to you obvioulsy lol.
     
  11. ProColorGraphics

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    What think is funny is that a few competitors have targeted their stuff against the HP latex. Anyone watch the dr. Seuss spoof video roland put out? I just got some info on a new Seiko ad and they compare how they have cheaper running costs, blah, blah, blah. Did the latex really take that much market share? I laugh how they says they are such energy hogs, I haven't noticed hardly anything with my l25500. Except WAY cheaper gas bills last year.
     
  12. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    The only reason the prices dropped was to make room for their new model. Probably not for another good 2-3 years...
     
  13. skdave

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    They are offering a $3000.00 trade in on your old wide format.

    I want on.e Any Issues with the L26500?
     
  14. Freese

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    HP has done this in the past. Basically the don't take your old machine, you send them the motherboard of your old machine and they probably just smash it.
     
  15. skdave

    skdave Member

    Hum anybody want $100.00 for a mother board and serial #?
     
  16. slipperyfrog

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    Find a cheap, broken one on Craigslist??
     
  17. skdave

    skdave Member

    Good idea, can do.
     
  18. KevSign

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    We did it. get 10G for L28500 Printer $42,000 +T - $10,000 final $32,000 cool deal very happy with it.
     
  19. skdave

    skdave Member

    Tell us about the L28500 please.
     
  20. Suz

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    Yes Kev, tell us more! :smile:
     
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