$799 good price for Denon 3802 at authorized dealer?

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  1. Matt Taylor

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    I wasn't really in the market for a new receiver until I went to my B & M HT store today and they just dropped the price of their Denon 3802 to $799. They are an authorized Denon retailer who I have bought from extensively in the past. I currently have a Yammy DSP-A2 which is the international version of the 2095. Would I be taking a step down in power? I would like the DPLII as well as the DTS ES and the 5 channel stereo, but I don't know if there is enough of a benefit to buying this over what I already have.
    I'm sure I could get it for less online, but is this a good price for an authorized dealer?
    Thanks in advance,
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  2. JohnMW

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    That's a fine price. In addition it is LOCAL. My local dealer told me 720.00 was dead cost on the unit, and I could have it for 750.00 since I am buying other items from them (Paradigm Reference @ 25% off).
     
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    $800 is an excellent price on the '3802 from an authorized Denon dealer, and a brick-and-mortar one, no less. Crutchfield and Tweeter (brick-and-mortar for the latter) sell it for $1200.
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  4. JohnMW

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    Keith, Crutchfield sells it for 999.95
     
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    Matt, That's an excellent price from an authorized B&M.
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    Heyal yes that a great price!!!
    Id buy it!
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    It's a great price from an authorized dealer! I've researched the prices of the 3802 and the lowest I've found is $735 but from a non-authorized dealer. The lowest price that I've seen from an authorized dealer is $995.
    You should go for it! Denon is one hell of a good receiver.
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  8. Matt Taylor

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    Everyone,
    Thanks so much for your quick responses! That's what I thought about the $799 price. I think they gave me that price because I've bought everything short of my Pronto from them for my HT.
    I think it's time to sell a Yammy DSP-A2!!!
    Matt
     
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    I wish I got that kinda price on my 3802...I (over)paid $1200 for mine!!!
     
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    John,
    Crutchfield dropped the price on the '3802 recently. A print catalog I received a couple weeks ago lists it for $1200, and Crutchfield's web site says "New Low Price!". I'm suprised to see a price drop on the '3802 so soon after its release. Interesting.
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    That's a deal, no doubt! Local and all.. I have a feeling the current state of the economy might have something to do with the price being lower so soon. I'd grab it!
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    Chip,
    Yeah, not only do many of us feel a responsibility to bolster the economy by spending money, the manufacturers are making it easier for us by lowering prices. I guess we have to upgrade now. Geez, I can rationalize anything, can't I? [​IMG]
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    Actually Tweeter has dropped the price as well to $999.
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