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Factory sale: technology at bargain prices

By Simon Blohm
28.05.2008, 11:11

Translation by Siobhán Hayes

More and more people have less money in their wallets due to rising living costs. Larger purchases which are not absolutely necessary are often postponed or simply not made. However, there is a possibility to really save money when buying entertainment electronics products. The goods offered in factory sales are often not rejects, as is often assumed, but rather B-ware.

Products termed B-ware include trade fair items, discontinued models or demonstration models, for example. In addition, B-ware can include products which are brought to light when warehouses are being cleared out or when they cannot be brought to the customer in retail. B-ware also includes articles whose packaging is simply damaged or also seasonal models as well as remnants or deliveries which were ordered but subsequently returned by customers.

All products offered in a factory sale are as good as new, fully functional and are also included in the manufacturer’s liability for defects as are all goods.

Users can really save some money here, since the goods involved in factory sales are sometimes reduced by up to 50 percent and more. This price advantage is due in no small part to the absence of running, storage and transport costs for monitors and televisions.

The first addresses on the search for a TV or monitor are suppliers used by discount stores such as Lidl and Aldi. The first of the discount suppliers, Targa, runs a factory sale in the Targa outlet in Langen Wende 41 in Soest. The Targa online shop is also accessible on the Internet. Here, LCD televisions, MP3 players, DVD players and everything connected with laptops and PCs can be found. Projectors and home cinema equipment are also available. Die Savings for customers here can be as much as 50 percent as compared with the normal sales price. As well as the brand Targa, products from the Peacock, Silvercrest and Nytech brands are sold in the Targa outlet.

The situation is similar at the factory shop run by company Medion, whose products are regularly on offer at Aldi. However, this store only offers televisions and monitors from this brand. Prices have been reduced to up to half the normal price. The factory store is located in Schönscheidtstraße 100 in Essen. Notebooks, laptops, LCD and plasma televisions but also navigational devices can be purchased here for low prices every day except Sunday between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Medion factory store is also accessible on the Internet.

The QVC outlet in Neuss in Breslauer Straße 2 offers all products run on TV as well as computers, monitors and television sets from a wide range of manufacturers. Consumers can benefit from savings of up to 70 percent here. As well as the QVC outlet in Neuss, there is another factory outlet in Mülheim Kärlich in Industriestraße 4 and one more in Hückelhoven in Rheinstraße 9.

In Nufringen in Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 37, customers will find an extensive range of B-ware from Hewlett Packard. In addition, computer accessories from other well-known manufacturers can be purchased here. Furthermore, the HP factory outlet sells printers, monitors, televisions, navigation systems, MP3 players and full PCs, laptops and notebooks with discounts of up to 50 percent as compared with the price for a new model. All of these offers are also available round the clock from Hewlett Packard on the Internet.

Specialist traders Teufel in Bülowstraße 66 in Berlin also offer a large range of home electronics at very low prices from the brand of the same name. However, customers have to order the goods in advance here so that they can be delivered directly to their homes by post.

There are Fujitsu Siemens Computer outlet stores in Munich on Otto-Hahn-Ring 6 and also in Augsburg in Bürgermeister-Ulrich-Straße 100. Here, consumers can purchase monitors and computer accessories as well as everything they need for their own home entertainment centres. Televisions and software have been reduced by up to 50 percent in price in these outlets. In addition, interested customer can also enjoy the benefits of the FSC factory outlet on the Internet.

Another factory outlet, belonging to well-known manufacturer HAMA, is located in Dresdner Straße 9 in Monheim. Here, the selection includes accessories for audio and video devices and everything you need for your computer. Photo equipment and hands free kits from the HAMA brand are also on offer in Monheim at discounts of up to 70 percent.

Pearl outlet in Auggen near Mülheim directly on the B 3 (Photo: Pearl)

Another option for purchasing brand products from the computer, photo equipment and software sectors at especially low prices is the PEARL Agency factory outlet, directly on the B3 in Auggen. Returned goods can be purchased here with huge discounts of up to 90 percent. This XXL bargain experience is also accessible on the Internet.

Bargain hunters looking for monitors or televisions are also on the right path at well-known Internet platform Amazon.de . Here, numerous remnants and special offers are available from all retail sectors with discounts of up to 70 percent.

Anyone who does not necessarily want a special model or a new model can, with a little look, find a real bargain in a factory outlet.

Readers who know of other sources or have already had experience with the sources we have named can tell us about it in the following thread within our forum.

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