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|01-30-2013 01:45 PM|
Ugh, can't bring myself to pay $349 for this when it was at $230 a month ago. Was this part of a big Christmas Eve/Day sale at Amazon? Can't imagine it had anything to do with besting the Club Onkyo 30% off sale...and that was on refurbs, right?
Just wondering if it was for a special occasion, or if there's any reason to believe that it would get that low again in the near future.
I need a price fluctuation!!!
|12-30-2012 12:42 PM|
|12-26-2012 06:30 PM|
|Slickone_||I wouldn't expect that just because you bought an Onkyo unit 15 years ago that had no problems, that you won't if buying Onkyo today. They have gotten a lot worse in just 15 years.|
|12-26-2012 04:04 PM|
|bballman1000||Well, tried that and it didn't work. Thanks anyway for the idea.|
|12-26-2012 02:45 PM|
i bought one from warehouse deals just before they sold out.
good price for a FULL system.
will be perfect for me.
|12-26-2012 02:45 PM|
I was able to talk to customer service and get them to price match the $237.41 retro-actively. You basically just have to be courteous and slightly persistent. As same day price swings like this make Amazon look bad if they don't at least make the effort to honor the lower price when you make an inquiry same day.
Nothing should flutuate wildy in price like this in a matter of 8-12 hours. It's not like it was a lightning box deal. The only exception I extend is if it went out of stock, which this clearly did not.
Amazon is clearly transitioning into an e-front marketplace. So they don't have to take responsibility for price changes. More and more is being offered "directly" by vendors and not by Amazon. Funny thing is, you can have 3 different items from 3 different "vendors" yet somehow it all shows up in ONE Amazon box. Amazon has all this stuff warehoused, they're just using this "Vendor" excuse so they can change prices upward in a faster manner without having the negative aspect of the change associated with their name.
Rule of thumb I've found to be true: If the price changes same day and you contact Amazon CS, they will change the price to the lower price if you are persistent and courteous.
|12-26-2012 01:28 PM|
|jrallen81||is it insane to use an A/V receiver as a regular stereo receiver? I don't care that much about super sound quality. would it be even crazier to use speakers from a boxed kit like this to just try to get music in two different rooms in the house?|
|12-26-2012 09:42 AM|
that said, a higher end avr does add the following:
1. higher output power. i used to think that output power doesn't matter, it is just a matter of playing music at lower loudness. wrong. my electrical engineering background should have taught me something. if you have in-efficient speaker (lower sensetivity) or whole house surround (which force your channel to drive more than 1 speaker at a time). my old 1021k (90 W) could not make my house speaker to sound even decent. simply out, my speaker cannot reach low end (as low freq require more power). with the nr809 (135W), the speaker simply sound great.
2. home correction: while your speaker determines how great the sound can potentially be, your room decide how much you can get from that potential. critical listening requires a dedicated, sound damping room which a lot of folks doesn't have. the room correction SW, in this case, is your only way to realize the potential of your speaker. higher end AVR tends to have better room correction.
3. different modes: to convert a 2 channel to 5/7/9/11 channel sound, different brand use different method. a higher end avr offers more modes and has better chance to find one that you like.
|12-26-2012 09:12 AM|
|drti2||crap, i want one, now too late.|
|12-26-2012 08:58 AM|
|yardman13||Had this system for 6 4 months and no problems with woofer so far..|
|12-26-2012 08:50 AM|
|vidyashankara||its gone to $350 now|
|12-26-2012 08:10 AM|
|12-26-2012 05:59 AM|
|12-26-2012 05:38 AM|
|bballman1000||Hmm...price went down again, I'm wondering how low it will go. Still not sure if i want to buy this, looks like a lot of issues.|
|12-26-2012 05:37 AM|
|rob728||It's down to $237.43 now on Amazon. For a 7.1 home theater system this sounds like a great price. I'd think the reciever alone has to be worth near this.|
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