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TheDarkKnight - we sell nothing “inferior”.  The fact is we don’t want to sell a brick to a customer and in a year or so, that may be EXACTLY what SONOS products are. — CriticalListener on Jan 21
As a Sonos dealer who felt that half a loaf of bread was better… yada, yada, yada, I would offer Sonos to get us in the door and hopefully build repeat business. Once the initial Sonos products where installed, we would rarely hear from that customer... — PHD of HDTV on Jan 20
CriticalListener, it’s interesting to me that you would actively push a product that you admit you feel is not as good…in an industry segment where you’d like to be known for your “service”. — TheDarkKnight on Jan 20
John Nemesh is right.  We complained for years that with free shipping, no sales tax, that our margins were squeezed to the point of non-existence.  They also treated us shabbily for only ordering a few $ thousand dollars of equipment, pushing us to... — CriticalListener on Jan 20
jsayen, yes the home-automation partners are to blame as well. My understanding is that they weren’t aware of the timing on the auto-update. — Julie Jacobson on Jan 20
I worked inside of their booth at CEDIA demonstrating the Savant Integration and it was very clear to everyone what features would work with their new API.  Control4 also had it on display in their booth right next door with the limitations. ... — jsayen on Jan 20
Since people buy our knowledge rather than product XYZ, we’ve had complete success in recommending competitive lines like Heos or Autonomic when Sonos is discussed. As long as Sonos keep spending their money to get people talking about streaming music,... — jhamill1 on Jan 20

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