[AH] Re: Technosaurus Selector Modular

From John Greczula
Sent Thu, Jan 7th 1999, 00:55

Chris Whitten wrote:
> John,
> You say two things that give you away.
> Firstly:
> "Technosaurus have asked me to help them out in North America, so here I
> am!"

Simple. I met the TSaurus guys at NAMM, and I liked their product. I thought
they were nice guys. I need to make money to keep my business going and offer
more choices for people like you. They asked me to distribute in North
America. Sure, I am trying to sell product, but I am analogue enthusiast too.
> Well it's not suprising that you are raving about it. Also that you claim
> it's higher price over Doepfer and RS is warranted.

I said it was warranted in MY opinion. I used to make music but I don't
anymore because I got an opportunity to start distributing music products.
It's really hard to maintain the desire to bring (again in MY opinion), cool
European analogue products from small companies into North America when you
guys jump on people like me if I say something that I distribute is good. Did
it ever occur to you that I might sell products that I think are good?

The same thing happened with Novation. It's like I'm evil because I retail or
distribute products. What am I supposed to do, get online and say the Selector
is half-ass but everyone should still buy it?

I stand behind my fondness of the product, and that's why I have chosen to
offer it in North America.

> Secondly:
> "{My guess is that the average retailer won't have much interest stocking
> up on
> Selector Modulars, so I will deal directly with the end users who wish to
> purchase a system,"
> Anytime I have seen a Selector it has been a very sluggish seller. No
> wonder dealers are wary.

That is your experience. How many North American dealers do you see stocking a
modular of ANY make?

> My personal opinion is that the Selector is very expensive and not hugely
> better than either Doepfer or RS.

> How much is a system with only 9 modules including ONE vco?
> I'm not knocking the right of the Technosaurus to exist, I'm just trying to
> inject a bit of debate into your sales pitch.
> CW

The sales pitch exists in your choice to read my post as such, Chris. I am
into analogue synths just like the rest of you and I was exicted after a long
wait to finally receive a Selector Modular.

Ten four, over and out.
John Greczula
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