You may be asking rhetorical questions in today's times, but I'd answer, "any large corporation
phasing out a tiny part of their business."
My bet is that Panasonic (and Sony and other Japanese manufacturers) are moving away from anything
with moving parts. They can outsource DVD and Bluray players to Chinese contract-manufacturers and
sell them cheap with little or no warranty. I don't think either company has made mass-market CD
players for quite some time.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Technics apparently really has discontinued their turntables
> On 1/3/2011 12:43 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Kevin at KAB Electronics sent the following response to my followup querie on this topic:
>> About 3 weeks ago, an official announcement was made to all distributors
>> that the Technics line of turntables is now discontinued. ...They purposely waited until all
>> inventory was depleted.
> What kind of warped business logic is THAT??????? What kind of people do that to loyal business
> associates and customers???? This seems sadistic.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]