what kind of discount on demo speakers?

what kind of discount should i expect, or look for on a set of demo speakers with full warentee and on small ding on one of the cabinets? retail is 4k on the pair?

thank you for your time
30%-35%. If the ding is noticeable, you might get to 40% but if you do, you've done well. That is ballpark...clearly if the speakers are direct-from-manufacturer without huge distributors and regional sales guys taking a margin everytime, then you ought to do better. Good luck!
2000 is all I'd pay.
You cant expect demo speakers for half off even w small ding. 40% discount is LUCKY.
If you truly will have the original full warranty, I also doubt you'd be able to get away with only 2000. Generally speaking, I think 30-35% off is more realistic, and a 40% discount would be a great deal. On the other hand, the discounting potential can vary considerably depending on the manufacturer. I know of one speaker line (the TAD inspired Pioneer EX) that is very heavily discounted (35% off) brand new with full warranty. And they sure aren't junk. I've heard them, and they are excellent. So if I was buying a Pioneer EX demo, I would expect 45-50% off in such a case.
Brand new anyone can get 15% up to 20% off.
How is used, demo, with a ding a LUCKY deal at 40%?
Yeah if they are nearly new, and the current model.
If they are five years old, and a discontinued model, which allso has a warranty from the dealer's date of purchase, not the customer. with a noticable ding.. They would have to be over 50% off to be a good deal.
It all depends on how desirable the speakers are (the more in demand and more difficult to find used/demo, the more you will pay); how much the margin the dealer has on the speakers as new (the higher the margin, the more the dealer can discount); and finally, how much/little of a margin is the dealer willing to work with.
Too little is known for me or anyone to really say now that I thought it over. 40% could be dead on or dead wrong.
As everyone has said, there's a lot of variables here, which makes it very hard to say from afar. If we knew what speaker was at issue, it would be easier to advise.

That said, I shoot for 60% of MSRP for used gear in good condition (although one can do better on large hard to ship speakers). I recently did this well for a desirable "demo" amp that was as new.

On the wider market, including used, you can get likely find the same item, or a comparably good, or better, item, for $2500 (*lots* of good speaker options in this price category.)

Anything more than 2500, and you are paying extra for the security and support of dealing with a dealer (presuming they provide such support). That's worth something: how much is it worth to you? If it were me, if the price is much over 2500, I'd be inclined to shop carefully, unless it was *exactly* the speaker I wanted, or I really felt good about the dealer.

The real question is, what's the best speaker for you for the money you can spend, not what you've saved over MSRP.


they are b&w 804 s. i would really want either 803d program used 802 n and up.