Thursday, July 06, 2006

Market Data on the cheap?

In helping a friend look for a new color laser printer, I ended up cruising Amazon.com for their pricing and user comments. This is interesting, I think -- as of today, the HP (NYSE HPQ) Color LaserJet 2605DN is Amazon's #37,467 seller in electronics, down from yesterday's #36,818. Not too bad but hate to see the trend continue, huh? Also interesting? Of the people viewing the 2605DN (at a current price of $471.42), 73% end up buying the HP Color LaserJet 2600N, 17% end up buying the HP Color LaserJet 3600n (at a price of $599.99), only 4% buy the subject printer, and an additional 4% upgrade and buy the related and much more expensive HP Color LaserJet 2605DTN at $738.99. It's "market data" alright ... now this is all going to need some further analysis...

2 comments:

Jim Lyons said...

Read about the "photo laser" in my April blog posting.

http://jimlyonsobservations.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_jimlyonsobservations_archive.html

Jim Lyons said...

Free fall?
Monday July 10th the LaserJet 2605DN is Amazon's #43,368th best seller, down from yesterday's #42,513.

Competive sales are:
68%, 2600N
18%, 3600N
8%, Phaser 6120 at $289.80
and only 3%, the 2605DN itself