My life changed dramatically for the better when I started drinking ionized water more than three years ago. I didn’t know why or how they worked, and to be blunt, I didn’t really care. The water worked and that was all I needed to know.
My only complaint with water ionizers was that the machines seemed to be very expensive for what you got.
When I started selling water ionizers, I was disheartened by the huge price markups. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t begrudge anyone making a living, but come on, the primary reason we were supposed to be doing this was to help others. Making a living is perfectly ok, but when the profits are running in the thousands of dollars, are we really helping our family and friends?
Fast Forward to 2011
After retiring in February 2010, I made this blog my hobby. The blog allowed me to turn up the heat on the pricing issue and on the ethical behaviour of the players in the industry. Making public demands for lower prices and “outing” unsavoury behavior doesn’t make you a lot of friends, but we are seeing lower prices.
We have witnessed a 10% to 20% drop in retail prices from most of distributors of electric water ionizer brands this year. However, the discounts we see on the websites is just the tip of the iceburg.
Breaking Down The $1,000 Barrier
The Antioxidant Filters, which are selling for $299 have filled a need that the public was obviously looking for…..an affordable water ionizer that works.
The introduction of a low cost water ionizer alternative has left the electric water ionizer Dealers scratching their heads and asking questions. Could a machine that doesn’t use electricity actually work? Why have my sales suddenly dried up? Is is worth my while to sell water ionizers anymore?
We have also seen the introduction to the market of the Hybrid electric water ionizer for $895, which you can hook up to a tap, or use like a Brita filter by pouring water into the machine. I recently wrote about the fact that you can purchase the Hybrids for $495 if you do know where to look. The same type of discounts are available for many of the leading brands as well.
Paying retail prices for an electric water ionizer these days is just not necessary if you do your homework. I’m seeing major cracks in retail prices of electric water ionizers across the board these days. Even though Enagic closely controls inventory and pricing, you can still find deals on new Enagic machines and you can find great deals on used Enagic product. Big Brother can only control so much for so long.
Electric water ionizer dealers are beginning to see the writing on the wall as their sales plummet. The Dealers that want to remain in the business are investing low cost alternatives while others are just walking away. When a structural shift takes place in technology, that is when the real discounts begin. The major price decline that should have happened several years ago is now becoming a reality.
How to Purchase a Leading Electric Water Ionizer Brand for Under $1,000
If you want to purchase an electric water ionizer, try not to get fixated on a specific brand because they all work.
Treat the review sites on the internet as advertisements, because that is what they are.
Don’t get fooled by the MLM “business opportunity” programs that promise riches, because nobody is getting rich in the industry these days except the Distributors that keep selling the “business opportunity” dream.
Contact Dealers of various brands and multiple Dealers of the same brand if you decide you must purchase a specific brand. Negotiate hard. The Dealers treat every sale as a “one shot” deal, so they will continue to lower prices as long as there is a profit. They will all try to convince you that their product is special or their service is special, because that is how they make a living.
If you want a great deal on a water ionizer but don’t like the negotiating process, contact me and I will direct you to people that will offer you low prices right away. These peope either want to get out of the business and are unloading inventory, or they are more interested in helping others than maximizing profits. Either way, purchasing a leading brand electric water ionizer that delivers a full range of pH output is now a reality….and that is a good thing.
So far, I have been contacted by various Dealers offering huge price discounts. I won’t post their contact information because they would lose their Dealershop privileges for offering discounts. However, if you contact me, I will pass your information on to the dealers so that they can contact you. It is important to note that Dealers are not allowed to advertise below retail prices, but the can sell for any price they choose. The follow machines can be purchased at massive discounts to their suggested retail prices:
Tyent 7070 Turbo
Tyent 9090 Turbo
Enagic SD501 (reconditioned)
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.