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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2014, 12:56:30 pm »
What do you mean exactly?

I have just left America and owned a thermomix there. Bought it brand new. Warranty and all. Sold it for more than i paid!! They do not sell in US. Only Canada. If you have owned a thermomix before then you most definitely can own a thermomix now in US. Are you in east or west coast?

None of my American friends knew of thermomix. They were all SHOCKED at the price. It is safe to say that there is NO WAY an American would pay that much money for an appliance. I can only see it being popular in San Francisco, New York where space is limited in apartments and thermomix can replace all appliances. And even then the measurements will have to be changed and price come way way down!

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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2014, 03:48:18 am »
What do you mean exactly?

If you want to purchase one in the US, contact me by DM.  I can provide you with contact information.  (Or just go through Canada like the other poster said)

I do agree that most Americans will not pay full price for a thermomix and most probably won't even if it is re-introduced back into the US market officially.  All of my friends love my thermomix until I tell them how much it cost.  You can buy three vitamix blenders here in the states for what my thermomix cost me.
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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2014, 05:50:47 am »
There is no doubt in my mind that the TM 5 will be introduced to the US market along  with the Canadians in a few months. What price who knows . Vorwerk in no doubt we'll aware of the clandestine sales of the TM31 into the US and they would be silly not to tap that with a potential distributor or two  no doubt vying for the privilege.

The market may be bigger than people think. Not for the average household as in the rest of the world but do not underestimate the potential of the USA market. All it takes in an Oprah/Martha/Dr.Oz/Phil or any old two bit celebrity chef  to endorse it and people will be hocking their children to get their hands on it.

It is already in many US restaurants and I have heard/seen it has been demonstrated to Michelle Obama in the White House Kitchen. Not all  Americans eat crap from paper plates.

If ya  have a good look on the Internet  the TMX31 has been demonstrated from Yale to Miami. From Maine to Mexico.  Not a few People in NYC have managed to pop one in their tiny kitchens.  There are You Tube VDOs running amuck  in the wild where if you look close you will see some known Australian Thermomix consultants consulting among the foodie stars all over the USA. Quite funny really.  Hanging on the edges of the stage, sitting in the audience, doing a wee bit of demo-ing.  Some you may be familiar with.

You cannot hide those selfies once you post on the web girls!  Nothing is deleted and the time machine is your enemy!

For me I can't wait to have more US members. We have a few. And we have more than a few lurking. It will be a HOOT! Soon you will se a few American blogs pop up in anticipation of  a launch. Keep your eyes open if you are  interested. They will be placing themselves to get them Google points!  

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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2014, 06:51:50 pm »
There is no doubt in my mind that the TM 5 will be introduced to the US market along  with the Canadians in a few months. What price who knows . Vorwerk in no doubt we'll aware of the clandestine sales of the TM31 into the US and they would be silly not to tap that with a potential distributor or two  no doubt vying for the privilege.

The market may be bigger than people think. Not for the average household as in the rest of the world but do not underestimate the potential of the USA market. All it takes in an Oprah/Martha/Dr.Oz/Phil or any old two bit celebrity chef  to endorse it and people will be hocking their children to get their hands on it.

It is already in many US restaurants and I have heard/seen it has been demonstrated to Michelle Obama in the White House Kitchen. Not all  Americans eat crap from paper plates.

If ya  have a good look on the Internet  the TMX31 has been demonstrated from Yale to Miami. From Maine to Mexico.  Not a few People in NYC have managed to pop one in their tiny kitchens.  There are You Tube VDOs running amuck  in the wild where if you look close you will see some known Australian Thermomix consultants consulting among the foodie stars all over the USA. Quite funny really.  Hanging on the edges of the stage, sitting in the audience, doing a wee bit of demo-ing.  Some you may be familiar with.

You cannot hide those selfies once you post on the web girls!  Nothing is deleted and the time machine is your enemy!

For me I can't wait to have more US members. We have a few. And we have more than a few lurking. It will be a HOOT! Soon you will se a few American blogs pop up in anticipation of  a launch. Keep your eyes open if you are  interested. They will be placing themselves to get them Google points!  

Gert
 

There could be enough demand there to support sales of the thermomix, but the whole concept of hosting tupperware style parties to sell the machines doesn't work very well with US culture.  If they bring the TM5 to the US, I would love to be a consultant but have a feeling it would be hard at first to convince American people to pay over $1,000 for a machine in their own home.  The first step is to establish a great reputation like a company such as Cutco Knives and the Vorwerx Thermomix has not done that despite the great quality product they produce.

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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2014, 10:20:17 pm »
I agree Azure. The direct selling  is hardly ideal in the US. Be interesting to see what happens there. If sold in specialist homeware stores it could conceivably be sold much cheaper. Comsultants are "earning" $250+ with each machine here plus there are earnings on all levels from group  leaders to managers  right to the profits at the top. There are a lot of middle men and women to be paid out making the machine more expensive than  needs be.
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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2014, 09:16:08 pm »
Sorry haven't kept up with this thread. I'm on the east coast  floweryspring - NC to be exact. I did try contacting the Canadian distributors and was advised they were not allowed to sell to US residents. Was most disappointed at the time. Hence, would still love to buy one but still not sure what you mean by "you can still buy one if you look hard enough"?? Please send me a PM to elaborate if you can. Thanks.
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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2014, 09:40:25 pm »
Sorry haven't kept up with this thread. I'm on the east coast  floweryspring - NC to be exact. I did try contacting the Canadian distributors and was advised they were not allowed to sell to US residents. Was most disappointed at the time. Hence, would still love to buy one but still not sure what you mean by "you can still buy one if you look hard enough"?? Please send me a PM to elaborate if you can. Thanks.

I PM'ed you the contact info. 

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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2014, 09:59:36 pm »
Do you ever come to Canada?  If you do, I may be able to help.

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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2014, 10:40:14 pm »
I think there might be more TMX in America than people think.  I have a Blog and America is indicated on my stats info as where people are using my recipes. I am only small and pretty private compared with those who have big exposure.

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« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2014, 11:13:46 pm »
That is so true chookie. And your stats will soon be going through the roof with the launch of the TM5 in North America. I don't think it will be before  Christmas but will  be early in 2015   for sure. All those US member just have a bit of patience. LOL!

I am wondering if that model will have dual temperatures and dual measurements. Most scales have that these days. It really should not be a problem if you use the TMX for measuring as it is all relative but I think Americans  would be resistant. Of course the Temps would have to be c/f.

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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2014, 01:07:32 am »
Thanks Azure111 and ElsieD. Yes, I defintely want to go to Canada, probably Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec initially.
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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2014, 01:22:21 am »
It live in Ottawa so if you were to come here, I can put you in touch with my Thermomix consultant who, I am sure, would be happy to sell you a machine.

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Re: USA Thermomix
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2014, 12:13:33 pm »
Thanks ElsieD. If there's any substance to the rumors, then the new model will be available in Canada and US soon perhaps so I am going to wait until early 2015 to see if this eventuates. I do miss having a tmx very much . I wonder if the Canadian market will start seeing secondhand machines for sale at great value like in Australia. Oh I wish I was still in Australia to be able to buy one of these secondhand tm31's.
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2014, 03:53:53 pm »
Even if Voerwork can sell the concept, they will have to sort out their sales and distribution issues before they attempt to sell in America. Ignoring the whole TM5 launch drama, requiring payment in full before a lengthy, indeterminate wait for delivery and deliveries out of order with dates of sales could create some problems for them. Failure to respond to customer inquiries (see the official forum to read many, many examples) could ruin them where there is no previously established good will to ride on. It would make more sense for the company to repair its relationships and sort out its distribution problems in existing markets before attempting further expansion.

That said, mine is (hopefully) arriving within the next couple of weeks, and I couldn't be more excited 😍
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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2014, 11:56:20 am »

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I think the major obstacle is the measurement issue, ie metric versus imperial.

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I see the hardest thing for Thermomix  getting into the US is the fact that Americans still use the imperial measuring system while the rest of the world is metric.
With the scales measuring in grams, some Americans will find that a stumbling block.

A model with ounces and fahrenheit and the 110v the Canadian version already has, is a necessary no brainer. The challenge would come with recipes on the Internet. So ideally, the new digital version can be configured for either or both and easily translate between them.

I haven't posted here in a VERY long time, so "Hi!" I'm excited about the new upgrade.

I'd first like to point out that we in the States are NOT on the imperial system. The names of the units and conversions are often the same but the actual amounts aren't. We can't use older British recipes without converting.
As to metric vs. our customary units, I don't think that the use of grams would be such a big deal because everything is done in the bowl--who cares what the units are called? I do, however, think there'd be resistance to Celsius, even though that's done in the bowl as well. As Gertbysea posted, kitchen scales can be programmed between units by the push of a button if need be but that's not the case with our ovens, not to mention that we're programmed to think in terms of ambient temperature in Fahrenheit as well. I think your idea of being able to configure is brilliant but might be an excuse to add significantly to the cost of an already expensive appliance.

I'd also add that the business about the TM5's not-quite-perfect chip would result in extreme indignation here. In the not-too-distant past, Vitamix (the poster child for responsive customer service) had concerns about the blade assembly in their newest container. They contacted everyone, arranged for the containers to be picked up and delivered at no charge to the owners, added an extra year (i.e. 8 instead of 7) to their warranties, plus included a free cookbook. Bear in mind that the list prices of both models involved in the recall is considerably less than half the cost of a Thermomix; Vorwerk can't recall a lousy chip?? Americans who want a Thermomix will find a way to buy one but you can bet that they'll expect a lot of bang for their buck in the way of reliability and customer support.
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