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!!!! GROUP PURCHASE SURVEY: What would our members like to see offered? !!!!


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#1 of 196 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 10 2001 - 10:57 PM


We are putting together a Group Purchase
program with a reputable internet dealer who
is interested in offering great deals on audio
and video equipment based on purchase as a group.

Although we had previously banned group purchases
on this forum, it was done because it was being
run by members -- not the vendors themselves. Having
a group purchase totally authorized and managed
through a reputable vendor clears us of any of the
legal problems we encountered in the past.

Here is how it will work....

The vendor will post a thread featuring a
particular audio or video item. Many times (but
not always) the item is closeout, which means
the deals can be as good as up to 50% (or more) off
the normal price.

The more people that buy into that group purchase,
the better the price becomes.

The purchases will be handled through a vendor.
You will absolutely be guaranteed that you will
not find a better price posted on that website which
already has some of the best prices on the web.

We will announce the vendor once we start the
group purchase program.

Now....

What kind of items would you like to see
offered as a Group Purchase?


The vendor will be checking out this thread to
gauge your responses.

Thank You

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#2 of 196 OFFLINE   Henry W

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Posted October 10 2001 - 11:28 PM

Right now I'm in the market for a home theater processor or a 2 channel tube preamp. I've purchased speakers, subwoofers, DVD players, line conditioners, TVs, and A/V receivers in the past. These are the type of items I would like to see in these group purchases.

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#3 of 196 OFFLINE   Thomas_A

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Posted October 10 2001 - 11:38 PM

I've been in the market for some Amplifiers to go componant with my system...like adcom,parasound,fosgate etc... I'm definatly interested...

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#4 of 196 OFFLINE   Hank Frankenberg

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Posted October 10 2001 - 11:44 PM

I'll be in the market for a quality pre/pro this winter and the price of brand new models is still out of my budget. I've bought two "last year's model" receivers before. Line conditioners would be good also, maybe DVD players and some speakers that we could point newbies to.

#5 of 196 OFFLINE   KeithH

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Posted October 10 2001 - 11:45 PM

Anything and everything would be great. I would love to see a group purchase on the Sony SCD-C555ES multi-channel SACD changer, but I doubt there is enough interest here or that a dealer would offer it. Whatever is made available, I'd consider participating. Great idea!

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#6 of 196 OFFLINE   Gerard Martin

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Posted October 10 2001 - 11:51 PM

Ron
Is this vendor a manufacturer
authorized dealer for all brands
he will handle. Will the manufactures warranty be honored
by the manufacturer, the vendor or
who. Also for receivers what brands
might we expect to see, Denon,
Yamaha, Marantz??????? Thanks.

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#7 of 196 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 10 2001 - 11:53 PM

Gerard,

To answer you first question, Yes, this
will be an authorized dealer for all products
sold.

I have no idea what brands as of yet, but
I know they carry all the major brands.

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#8 of 196 OFFLINE   Lou Sytsma

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Posted October 11 2001 - 12:14 AM

Don't even know if such a product is available yet but what the heck.

I don't want to replace any of my current equipment but would like to add DPL2 processing. Don't know how many other members are in the same boat but an addon DPL2 decoder would be great!

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#9 of 196 OFFLINE   Randy_M

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Posted October 11 2001 - 12:24 AM

I'd sure like to see higher end DVD players like the Sony 9000 and Toshiba 9200...

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#10 of 196 OFFLINE   Sean_B

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Posted October 11 2001 - 12:40 AM

I also would like to see the SACD players from Sony (222ES, 333ES, 555ES). I also would like to see the flagship receivers from Denon (5800 or 4802) or the B&k 307.

I would say Paradigm Reference speakers as well but don't know if this would be a possibility?

#11 of 196 OFFLINE   Dennis Reno

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Posted October 11 2001 - 12:43 AM

I'm currently interested in purchasing a remote control like the Pronto TSU2000 (or something similiar.)

In the next year or so I plan on purchasing a HDTV as well. Haven't decided on an RPTV or projection unit yet.

I wish this announcement would have come three months ago. I just went through the uprgrade bug this summer. Oh well, I have a feeling that the HTF Group Purchase plan will have enough momentum to make it to my next major upgrade phase!

#12 of 196 OFFLINE   Jack Gilvey

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Posted October 11 2001 - 12:53 AM

I'll bet this thread gets moved to Polls.

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#13 of 196 OFFLINE   DaveMcS

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Posted October 11 2001 - 01:00 AM

Seems to be a lot of interest on the CD megachangers..Sony ES line especially..



#14 of 196 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted October 11 2001 - 01:02 AM

I was in the market for a pre/pro (or receiver w/ DPL2) and amplifier, that was until my car decided to give out Posted Image. However I am never one to pass up a good deal if it can be found. Hope this help Posted Image Chris

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#15 of 196 OFFLINE   JoshS

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Posted October 11 2001 - 01:09 AM

I will be upgrading soon: DVD player, Line conditioner, and cd player(sacd) soon. Any of these items would be great!

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#16 of 196 OFFLINE   Andy Overby

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Posted October 11 2001 - 01:09 AM

Id love to see a group deal on the new Kenwood Mega-400+3 Disc-DVD Changer with Faroudja Processing. List of 1500 is too dern high for me, but Id love one.
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#17 of 196 OFFLINE   Brian Mansure

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Posted October 11 2001 - 01:10 AM

Mark me down for mid-level to hi-fi A/V recievers.
Keep in mind you can never go wrong with good deals on speakers either.
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#18 of 196 OFFLINE   Mike Witt

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Posted October 11 2001 - 01:16 AM

1. SPEAKERS
2. RECEIVERS/PRE-PROS
3. AMPLIFIERS
4. PROJECTORS/TVS
5. DVD PLAYERS

Does that cover all the major bases? Posted Image

Really I see #2 & #3 on my list being some of the hottest items around here with all the new formats coming available and with people making the move to seperates as they get deeper into this hobby.

I think this is a really good idea for the forum. I just hope I can participate sometime (as I have new twins at home and a 2 yr. old - I don't know when that will be!).

#19 of 196 OFFLINE   jeff peterson

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Posted October 11 2001 - 01:20 AM

Panasonic RP91!

#20 of 196 OFFLINE   Samuel Des

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Posted October 11 2001 - 01:45 AM

2 or 5 channel amps!

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