PANArt Hang Prices Across the Years

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PANArt Hang Prices Across the Years

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Found this information shared over at Facebook, and thought I would also share it here for those looking for more detailed information on Hang prices over the years - from birth, to retirement...

"Official PANArt - 'Hang' prices throughout the last 15 Years."
How PANArt increased their Prices for the Hang:
(sources are taken from PANArt Official Websites.)
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- 2001 to 2005, about 4,300 instruments of the first generation were built, the promo price of the first 200 Hang-hang was at the beginning of €200 to €300, but €460 later. About $300 is what over 200 items of the 1st Gen. were sold for in the US & Canada, that was $200 for the hanpan, and $100 for the distributor. And in UK: £275 back in 2003.
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- 2005, the Low Voice Hang, was a High Voice for €460.
- 2005, and a Deep Voice for €590.
(The Low Hang was the last Hang that was also available through dealers and music stores in different countries. The Low Hang with high-pitched voice as before costed €460, Low Hang with a Deep Voice €590.)
- The Gudu Hang was built from 2004 - 2007.
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- Years of 2006 - 2007 a total of 826 instruments were sold.
- 2006, they included a protective shell €600,
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- in 2007 they were €880 (with the protective shell).
- Years 2008 - 2009 were around 800, 'Integral Hang' sold.
The price was included natural fiber suitcase 2000 CHF = €1200 (in 2008) & €1300 (in 2009).
- 2010, the 'Free Integral Hang' including natural fiber suitcase at a price of 2,000 CHF or €1300 was sold.
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- 2011, the price has been 'adjusted' in Euros to the 'extreme exchange rate developments because of the financial economic status' and therefore amounted to €1600 - €1800 euros.
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- 2012 Price was increased to 2400 CHF (€2000).
- The Last price known in 2013 / mentioned on the PANArt official Weblog was 2600 CHF (€2400).
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It should however be noted that the above prices were those charged for Hang purchased directly from PANArt (the Hang makers), back when they were still making them.  At open-auction however, on sites like eBay, Hang have a history of changing-hands for considerably more than their original prices.  
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