I was thinking to buy Kawai ES920 digital piano but there was no shop had it. I contacted about 10 music shops to import it but 9 of them refused and 1 shop accepted. While I was waiting for them to quote delivery fee, I got reply them that they are informed from Kawai AUS that they are not allowed to export to NZ as there is already exclusive Kawai dealer in NZ.
There are only two mucic shop branch and they are Yamaha and Kawai exclusive dealer and their price almost $4,000 more expensive than Australia. Even though Kawai and Yamaha Australia brach office deal with two countries , always NZ price is much more expensive.
Long time ago, I was thinking to import Feurich grand from Australia as NZ price is too expensive, I asked the music shop dealer if he can ship to NZ but he forwarded (or reported) my email to the Furich dealer in NZ without telling me.
Very rude!! and Feurich dealer told why I contacted Australian dealer.
As New Zealand is small country therefore market size is very small, music shop make exclusive contract with piano makers and put lot of profit on thier music instrument.
They put 'Let us challenge price match!' on thier website but customer cannot find any other shops which sells at cheaper price as they are exclusive dealer.
But I definately understand their expensively priced pianos because the piano goes along with lifetime once purchased and market size is so small. They should've put lots of profit to survive
Last edited by tony3304; 11/24/20 01:14 AM.