I was very close to buying at $1799 but this is ultimately exactly what I was thinking.I agree with Ron. In my opinion their pricing on the gen 2 is too close to the gen 3 to make me want the gen 2. And if they are wanting the gen 3 to sell at 3000, then at that point im in for saving up a little more dough on zco or TT.
I appreciate the move they made on making such a serious move with the gen 3, but if im paying close to the price of a true tier 1 Im going to hold out for a tier 1, not Vortex or any other brand. My 4 cents worth (the cost of my opinion went up with inflation too)
If anything with the release of the Gen III the price of the Gen II should have dropped, not gone up. I really think the Gen IIs have to get into the sub $1500 range to make it competitive in the market.
Unless Vortex doesn’t care and the Gen II price is a marketing strategy to make the Gen IIIs seem like a good deal and sell more of those instead.
In my opinion, which isn’t worth anything, the Gen III needs to get to the $1800-$2000 range and the Gen II needs to be $1200-$1400 range. It doesn’t look like Vortex will let that happen anytime soon though.