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Buying an Onkyo TX-NR807 advice, Amazon or Best Buy?

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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   miked19



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Posted December 30 2009 - 01:33 AM

hi all,

I was wondering which place would you buy an Onkyo TX-NR807 from?
Amazon for $729 (free shipping, no tax)
Best Buy (local store) for $870 (tax included)

Pros and cons?


#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted December 30 2009 - 02:32 AM

Since Amazon is almost $150 cheaper, I'd definitely go with them. I got my 805 from Amazon. They are a factory authorized dealer, so you shouldn't have any problems in that respect. I know that Best Buy is probably closer to you, but is it $150 closer? I had my 805 in about a week from Amazon. The 807 should be a very nice receiver.

Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   atkins



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Posted January 01 2010 - 01:11 PM

depending where you are located if you are worried about not buying in person, you can find a 6ave electronics store.  they will match internet pricing and you can listen in person first and take it home with you.

im personally bought a 806 last year from amazon and have nothing but good things to say about the process.


#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted January 01 2010 - 01:15 PM

I have purchased many large items from Amazon and having nothing but good things to say about them. I would save the money.

"I tried to get my medical records from the company but they say they

are confidential and can only be released to other insurance companies,

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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   jcrilley3



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Posted January 02 2010 - 08:58 AM

 I recently bought a Pioneer Elite VSX 21 TXH from Amazon and it was over $200.00 cheaper than Best Buy and it arrived no problem full warranty and no sales tax. You can't beat that.

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Victor Nugent

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Posted January 02 2010 - 10:10 AM

I would go with Amazon, but.........  Quote:
 "Usually ships in 1 to 2 months"

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Scott Sox

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Posted January 03 2010 - 10:48 AM

Another vote for Amazon. Bought my 607 from them. No problems.

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   miked19



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Posted January 04 2010 - 02:47 AM

Thanks for the advice everyone. I tried to return the 807 to best buy but I ended up keeping it. It was weird because Best Buy doesn't price match Amazon. I told them I can get it for $729 no tax free shipping at Amazon but they ended up selling it to me for $700 plus tax. So $756 total. I gues when you buy a big ticket item, they'd rather price match what ever online store than to get it back into their inventory.

#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Jidonsu



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Posted January 04 2010 - 09:23 AM

Looks like you got a great deal nonetheless. 

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