Denon 3803: Best price from authorized dealer?

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  1. Eric_Barkle

    Eric_Barkle Extra

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    Hello all,

    The time has come to upgrade my trusty 3300, and ive settled on the Denon avr3803. the video conversion is a big selling point for me.

    Ive called all the Denon authorized dealers near me and the best i can get it for is 1050 + tax. ive seen it grey market for 899 but i really want the warranty. I would appreciate if anyone could share the prices they paid from authorized dealers in other areas!

    Thanks,
    E
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

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    Are they actually at retailers yet?? I haven't heard a peep about this receiver in a long time.

    Dan
     
  3. rob-socal

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    I bought mine from a local dealer on Friday for about 10% under list. I think there was a very small allocation last week and it may be some time before more come in.

    -Timing is everything,
    RJ.
     
  4. Yogi

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    How does it sound Rob? Can't wait to hear your impressions. What did you upgrade from? What speakers you have? The reason I am asking is because I have a 3802 and was wondering to hear impressions of people upgrading from the 3802 to the 3803. I hope you are one of them[​IMG]
     
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  6. Elmer Millikan

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    I found it from an authorized dealer for $850... email me for details as I don't know the rules for posting about vendors here.

    Thanks.

    Elmer
     
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    I am pulling my hair out waiting for this. I think I have the instruction manual memorized I have been reading it so much.
     
  8. Eric_Barkle

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    Im drooling over this piece also...waiting to hear back about that 850$ from an authorized dealer (sounds too good to be true)

    ive really loved my 3300 but a few negatives hopefully denon fixed with the 3803. any ideas?

    1) volume display was TINY and didnt show on OSP
    2) no sleep function
     
  9. TysonL

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    Anyone hear where the $850 price was from?

    -Tyson
     
  10. Elmer Millikan

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    ABT Electronics in Glenview, IL. I went and paid on Saturday and they in fact, were not in stock. But I paid anyway and they will call me when it comes in.

    Elmer
     
  11. romid

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    Just picked one up for $800 from an authorized B&M.
     
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    Romid!
    Do tell where you found the $800 at an authorized site.
    Thanks
     
  13. TysonL

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    romid,

    Which b&m?

    Elmer,

    Abt told me I was crazy and their preorder price was $1,090.00. Oh well. Great buy! Let us know how it works out.

    Tyson
     
  14. Eric_Barkle

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    800 now?! from where? thats 100$ cheaper than crazy eddie and every grey market price ive seen. again ill believe it when i see it myself
    most of the places in pittsburgh still dont have it in stock...some place Northern Audio Exchange http://www.nax.com/ offered $995 and claimed to be authorized. but i called Denon and they are not, very shady. i would avoid them.
    Elmer if you could post the # of the store and the salesperson who gave it to you for 850 im sure we would all appreciate it, thanks [​IMG]
     
  15. kevitra

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    You will get a lot more milage at Abt if you can go into the store. Even more milage if you have purchased from them in the past.

    $800 sounds way to low. This item is too new and too hot for that price.
     
  16. Elmer Millikan

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    I did buy my Mits and HDTV Directv system there last month.... paid $836 on Sat for the 3803.

    My friend is a manager there but he is not the one that quoted me the $836 price... I called and he wasn't available so I asked for any salesman to get an idea on delivery. I 'knew' my buddy would give me the best price once I was ready to buy. The sales rep quoted me $1050 and I giggled and told him I could get it on-line for $950 and he called me back with the new price. I then went in on Saturday to seal the deal before it wasn't available anymore and I happened to see my buddy from HS and he asked what I needed and I told him that Scott L. had quoted me $836 for the rcvr and he showed me the dealer price and they were only making about $50 at this price. So he reserved it for me and I went to the cashier to pay and they will call me when it comes in... end of story.
     
  17. romid

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    The name of the place is Valley TV in El Monte, CA. The phone number is 626-401-1111. This wasn't a special price, I didn't have to haggle with the salesman, I just asked if they had them in stock(he said they had 13 - now 12)and how much. When he said $800 I couldn't believe it. I thought he gave me a price for a 3802. He did say that they sell out fast, their last shipment of 15 sold out in 2 days.
     
  18. Juan_R

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    Romid,

    that is one heck of a price, how do you like the unit? And what did you own before the 3803? I might be tempted to go down there and get one.
     
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    I just tried calling the Valley T.V. and they told me a price of 1099$. go figure.
     
  20. TysonL

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    Too funny....they told me $899.00 this morning.

    -Tyson
     

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