This month HSN had released the Nexus 5 at the same time with the rest of the world for the first time in Pakistan. However, we got major complains from our Customers that the price of the phone is very high considering the phone is very budget-friendly. Today I am writing this article so I can clarify the confusion of many people regarding the price of this phone.
The following question was the most common in our Comment Section this month:
“Its $350 on Google Play why are you charging such a high price?”
Now I will discuss some factors that are responsible for the high price of the Nexus 5 and other devices in Pakistan:
1. Google Play does not Ship in Bulk:
The first part is that Google Play might be charging $350 for the 16 GB Nexus 5 but it’s not that simple. Google Play ships only to a few addresses in the US and even here the ship at most two devices per address. Google Play do not sell devices in Bulk, so HSN and other stores import it from International Suppliers who demand more than the price at Google Play.
2. Google Play is out Of Stock
When the Nexus 5 was released at Google Play, in less than one hour the phone was out of stock. The demand of the Nexus 5 was very high even before the release as almost the entire phone has been leaked by multiple sources. People were just waiting for the “BUY IT NOW” button to display.
3. Dollar Rates
Since, all major Items at HSN are imported from International Suppliers the dealing are mostly in US Dollars. As Dollar price increases the prices of Imported items increases as well.
4. US and Pakistani Prices
Many Customers complain that HSN Prices are subject to the International Market then why are the Prices not according the International retail price. For Instance if a phone is $400 then it should be priced at roughly 41000 PKR. The reason is that we cannot compare US and Pakistani Prices directly there are many kinds of expenses while importing Phones. Agent Fees, Customs, Shipping Charges are just starters there are even more expenses in the list. US Markets get these devices directly from the Manufacturers so they get them at low prices.
5. Nexus 5 Demands
As I previously mentioned Google Play went Out Of Stock for the Nexus 5 in less than an hour. As the demand increases the price also increases and this is not just a Pakistani Rule it applies internationally. For instance the Nexus 5 was priced at Best Buy for $450 and up to $700 at eBay.
So, here I discussed the basic reasons why the Nexus 5 was prices so high. But HSN always puts Customer Satisfaction over Prices and we have reduced the Price to 60000 PKR. The price will settle even more as time passes. If anyone still has any question, kindly leave a Comment in the DISQUS section.
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