Why does sony CRX185A1 cost more then CRX195A1?

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#1

CRX195A1 is 40x/12x/48x
and
CRX185A1 is 32x/10x/40x

so why does the CRX185A1 cost 30$ more then CRX195A1? :confused:
what am i missing?
my new CRX195A1 details page
CRX185A1 details page
this thing is driving me nuts :a


#2

As far as i know (please correct me if im wrong) both these drives are rebadged liteons, so that does not make any sense, i mean the prices dont. Dont bother with them, just buy the retail liteons then you know exactly what you are buying.
cheers :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#3

i am still looking for an answer


#4

is the 32 speed able to do mount rainier?? or do both have this feature?? (or both do not have it…lol)


#5

Im thinking that u just got ripped??.. :eek:
cheers :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#6

Originally posted by damiandimitri
is the 32 speed able to do mount rainier?? or do both have this feature?? (or both do not have it…lol)

i think both don’t

Im thinking that u just got ripped??..

:slight_smile:
i didn’t buy from there


#7

You never know with Sony… They are a bit mysterious…


#8

perhaps we should stick to tv and audio stuff from sony, not computer equipment


#9

hehe :slight_smile:
here is what i wrote to sony, and what they replied
ME:
i saw on the site that cd burner
CRX185A1 cost $119.99
and CRX195A1 cost $89.99
i saw nothing in the details that will tell me why does CRX185A1 cost
more then CRX195A1 (that is faster then CRX185A1)
what am i missing? how is CRX185A1 better then CRX195A1?

Response (Vince) - 07/20/2002 01:44 AM
Thank you for contacting SonyStyle.com

The CRX195A1 is priced at $89.00 after a $20 rebate. It is being
offered at an introductory price.

Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.

ME:
If CRX195A1 is priced at $89.00 after a 20$ rebate
then CRX185A1 still priced higher ($119.99)
why does the slow model cost more then the fast one?
what are the differences between CRX185A1 and CRX195A1? (how does
CRX185A1 better then CRX195A1?)

Response (Andy) - 07/21/2002 07:05 AM

Thank you for contacting us with your inquiry regarding the CRX-185A1
and the CRX-195A1 CD-RW drive.

I am afraid, I don`t have any information regarding your query. I
suggest you contact our product inquiry team at 1-800-571-7669. I am
sure they will be able to help you.

The Sony Style team is available to assist you with further inquiries.

well there you go, even they dont know what they are selling
the problem is i live in israel, calling that number won’t help me much :a


#10

It’s probably the market, maybe there is more demand for the other drive…