Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Group Buy - ELK M1GSYS4
#1
Would anyone be interested in a group buy on the ELK ELK-M1GSYS4?

I was looking to get a elk system for myself as a early holiday gift/winter project. Based on what I have seen others use I was looking at the ELK-M1GSYS4 or ELK-M1GSYS4S

http://www.elkproducts.com/products/m1/m1systems.htm

One of my electrical distributors is a ELK distributor. The best price I have seen seems to be around $655. My suppliers price is around $540, think I can do them for $555 including paypal fees and shipping.

Anyone have an interest, assuming that $555 is a good price?
Rich
Reply
#2
It looks like my supplier run about $640. I would be interested in getting in on the deal.

How many do you have to get?
Brian - a long time user that rarely messes with the system now
Other systems used:
SageTV w/ cablecard tuner & multiple extenders for viewing
BlueIris and IP cameras for CCTV
Incredible PBX for home phone
Reply
#3
I would need to get at least 3.
Rich
Reply
#4
I'm definitely interested in one.

I prefer the low profile keypad in the ELK-M1GSYS4S

I would also like the Ethernet adapter. (ELK-M1XEP?). I think this is required to be able to use an Ipod/Iphone with the Elk.

Also - I'm not sure about the case. Is the case that comes with this kit big enough to host the kit, but still have room to add some expansion modules (zone/serial expanders + ethernet interface)

..David
Reply
#5
FYI, the http://www.homecontrols.com site shows a price of $450
Reply
#6
$450... wow.. based on that I will hold up on any group buy. If figured my suppliers price was decent but that is really good.

I had also posted a similar message on the cocoontech board and Martin of automated outlet took the time to email me to message them when ready to buy.

I recommend others on the fence do the same as they seem to take an active interest in home automation forums. The $656 price shown is the minimum advertised price enforced by elk. sounds like they can do better based on his email.
Rich
Reply
#7
Since other prices have already been mentioned, I'll add that it appears that most distributors can sell to dealers in the $440 to $450 range, I could buy through my channels at that kind of price (plus tax and shipping) for 1-off purchases.

I think it might still be worth putting together a group buy if one of the distributors (such as AO or homecontrol) is willing to negotiate another 5 or 10% for a quantity purchase.

I have been toying with the idea myself, but will probably have to wait until January; and my prioritize my RCS zone controller first; but if you do a group thing, keep me on the interested list.

Thanks.
Reply
#8
I just checked home controls and could not find it there for $450. It was $645 when I viewed the following link

http://www.homecontrols.com/cgi-bin/main...KP2-Keypad

If you do happen to find some kit around that price, or organize a group buy let me know.

Especially if it is with someone reputable such as AO.

I'm also looking for a Nuvo Grand Concerto, a Panasonic AE3000 and a bunch of other stuff for a new house I'm building.

For now I'm just compiling a shopping list. I figure if I get it all compiled I'm bound to find someone to do a good deal.

The one item I have trouble pinpointing online is the d-box theater equipment. That's one thing i'd love to put in.
Reply
#9
I realise that it mightget complicated, but if a group buy does happen, and one of you US guys is feeling generous with your time, I'm after an ethernet board for my elk, but if i import it i'll have to pay vat and duty on it. if anyone wanted to add it to the group buy and send it as a gift, I'd be very grateful !

Will
Reply
#10
dsiroky Wrote:I just checked home controls and could not find it there for $450. It was $645 when I viewed the following link

http://www.homecontrols.com/cgi-bin/main...KP2-Keypad

oops. I have an account with home controls and apparently I was logged in automatically without realizing it. I thought I was posting their standard price.
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Group Buy for 12"x2" Beta Bright Signs?? sic0048 91 40,638 02-02-2009, 09:31 AM
Last Post: Sendero
  Group Buy - HP 5700 Thin Clients 1ghz 256/256mb sic0048 161 63,278 11-19-2008, 02:57 PM
Last Post: bjkiller
  Group Buy for NetCallerID boxes? Express Your Interest Here sic0048 36 19,633 02-02-2008, 06:26 PM
Last Post: zaccari

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)