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Offline artvegas  
#1 Posted : 05 February 2012 17:11:57(UTC)

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Location: Las Vegas, USA
The insider model in the US is priced at $949.98 according to my just arrived mailing. What is the price in Germany or other countries? Does the dealer make money on the model or is this the cost price from Marklin. Just curious.

Offline steventrain  
#2 Posted : 05 February 2012 17:20:39(UTC)

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Germany RRP 599 euro (approx $787).
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Offline Loadmaster  
#3 Posted : 05 February 2012 18:59:39(UTC)

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There are a few dealers in the USA that have lower prices on their trains.
Check out AJCkids, he seems to have the lowest prices.
Also some dealers offer a discount to ETE members both here in the USA and in Germany
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Offline dodger0325  
#4 Posted : 06 February 2012 00:17:40(UTC)

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And the price in Germany does include VAT(19%) if you ask the German dealers they useually take it off
Offline NS1200  
#5 Posted : 07 February 2012 19:46:14(UTC)

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Would suggest to keep your desire under control for a couple of months and you are likely to find it on internet at much reduced prices.
Note that shops associated to Maerklin have the habit to charge the socalled factory suggested prices,these are gross prices without any discount.
The above also applies to all other M models.
I also found that many times prices from private sellers in Germany are lower than prices from shops in Holland.
It pays to shop around i would say.


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Offline artvegas  
#6 Posted : 02 May 2012 03:23:30(UTC)

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Location: Las Vegas, USA
I received a quote from a dealer in Germany for the 403. They charge 440 euros with out VAT plus shipping. That's about $582.00 plus $53.00. That's a big savings from $949.98.
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