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Posted on: August 10, 2010 @ 06:03 PM
CesarSound
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Yamaha MOTIF XS7 - $3199.99 + FREE Shipping

Yamaha MOTIF XF7 - $3099.99 + FREE Shipping

Launching bargain? Fear of crisis?

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Posted on: August 10, 2010 @ 07:41 PM
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The XF-6 & XF-8 are also cheaper than their XS counterparts....

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Posted on: August 10, 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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Don’t forget to factor in the cost of the Flash memory!

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Posted on: August 11, 2010 @ 12:09 AM
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obviously motif XS is a strip down version of motif XS, great - I’m keeping my XS.

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Posted on: August 11, 2010 @ 09:06 AM
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Typo?

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Posted on: August 11, 2010 @ 09:07 AM
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XF6 is cheaper than the XS6 was?

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Posted on: August 11, 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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How quickly you forget - prices are typically very friendly at introduction and then go up… remember? (I guess it’s good if you have no memory for such things then you don’t have regrets that you may have missed out on the early specials when you change your mind later to purchase)

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Posted on: August 11, 2010 @ 02:39 PM
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Bad_Mister - 11 August 2010 01:29 PM

How quickly you forget - prices are typically very friendly at introduction and then go up… remember? (I guess it’s good if you have no memory for such things then you don’t have regrets that you may have missed out on the early specials when you change your mind later to purchase)

And if it did stay cheaper, than what a blessing...why complain?  Sometimes things do go down in prices and you get more for your money, just look at computers…

Bad Mister,

We like low prices...!

You are right about introductory prices.  Just look at the Tyros 3 which I believe was under $4000 street price when it was released and now is about $4600...way above my reach.  I would love if prices were brought down after products were introduced not brought up!

Definitely no complaints from this user about lower prices.

Blessings Bad Mister

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Posted on: August 12, 2010 @ 02:13 AM
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Considering the capability and new features of the XF, I’d say its a great value. I don’t go for the initial offerings, even if the price is lower, because I have to save $$$ to buy new equipment. No credit cards, thank you.

Anyway, I would rather wait until a OS update is introduced before geting a new instrument. As good as Yamaha’s first OS versions are, the later updates take care of problems that buyers experience after using the instruments. By the time I put together the $$$ to buy a new KB, the prices have stabilized and the product is more mature. Dealers will “make a deal” if you walk in with cash in hand ready to buy.

Money talks, BS walks.

Cheers,

Mike T.

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Posted on: August 12, 2010 @ 07:33 AM
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KJandKT - 11 August 2010 02:39 PM


Bad Mister,

We like low prices...!

actually we don’t - low prices mean cheap product, not tested well, built with crappy materials, made in China or stolen.

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