The LG G6 is one of the nicer looking phones this year but took its time with specifics…

The LG G6 is one of the nicer devices to come from MCW this year and its got everything people wanted. LG and its mobile phones have improved greatly over the years apart from the modular G5 which we all knew would flop and if LG do not get their marketing act together they might just continue to flop whilst the rest gather pace.. For me I have had the G3 and G4 and they are great devices so we can forgive the modular G5 idea now and look at the G6 instead..

Lets get this out of the way, LG has been dead in Ireland because no operator will touch them,Just like Blackberry but I think this needs to be addressed as both have come long with better devices and this is where e commerce wins once again because now with UK sellers shipping to Ireland and so on and the likes of virtual addresses on offer it makes things that much easier for those to get what is not on offer here in Ireland and this would apply to mobile phones like anything else.

The caveat..

Irish sellers though UK based continue to fleece Irish customers and what here is an issue for me they do not realise there is too much competition offering mobile phones at much better prices.. OK they are not a dedicated tech re-seller as a whole but offer the product and basically have a virtual phone shop.

One example is littlewoods.ie crippling people with prices and recently such as the HTC U Ultra commanding a price over €900 when from the Irish HTC store its €749.

 

The LG G6 has now got some movement on pricing and availability and once again we see the same patter form with extortionate pricing even if it is for the early adopters whom normally pay the premium price but there is no excuse for this at all full stop. The way things have been of late many staple manufacturers are now increasing their flagships keeping up with the Jones like Apple and Google and this is off-putting and with ecommerce sites adding a nice €150 – €2oo on top of this it is simply a non runner and they can expect little sales even given they do offer monthly payments..

 

 

The LG G6 may be the victim of its own arrogance with withholding information on its latest and greatest whilst other manufacturers like Samsung can deliver all the information on the same day of announcement and situations like this can easily sway ones judgement for LG they need to wake up somewhat as for the others trying to add a superfluous price they will ultimately loose.

If you want the LG G6 try the likes of CLOVE or wait and see if Argos in Ireland stock it because they are in the UK at the same price of €766 at the time of writing this..

 

 

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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