Denon AVR-1804 BStock off ebay?

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  1. MikeCooper

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    Does anyone recommend buying or recommend against buying a BStock Denon receiver off ebay? The seller (Dakmart) is actually a registered dealer on the Denon website so it should come fully waranteed from Denon.

    Has anyone bought one of these or know someone that did?

    I really want the receiver, but I am kinda hesitant. What would make these receivers "BStock" anyone?

    Any input is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Luke_Lemmings

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    Cosmetic blemishes, defective units which have been fixed, sometimes defective customer returns which have been fixed as well.

    All these things can make a product BStock.

    I tend to stay away from BStock since I know something has been "WRONG" with the unit at some time.
     
  3. John S

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    I have better luck with B-Stock by far than I have with brand new product.


    It has just been my experiences, I always buy B-Stock when given the choice.
     
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    ZMany times, factory refurbished items can be more reliable than a working original mmodel, because it's been gone through more thoroughly and has had the bugs worked out.
     
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    I bought a Denon AVR 1803 and a DVD 1805 from ecost.com a few months ago, and I couldn't be happier. They both looked absolutely perfect to me, although the DVD player did not have it's original box and the manual was written in. After this experience, I don't even look at new anymore. I can't wait for the Denon DVD/SACD players to start hitting the "B" stocks.

    Bob
     
  6. Chad_Henry

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    I don't see any reason to buy b stock given that 6ave is selling brand new stuff w/ full warranties (Denon authorized) for about the same price.

    Also, my experiences w/ Dakmart have all involved very rude behavior from their employees AND the owner.
     
  7. MikeCooper

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    6ave selling new items for about the same price as bstock from dakmart?

    Well, 6ave sell the 1804 for $499 where dakmart sells it for $330. Quite a difference and worth checking into.

    Thanks for your opinions everyone.

    Does anyone know if Ecost have any 1804's or if they'll substitute the 1803 for an 1804?

    Thanks.
     
  8. John S

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    Heck with that... Ecost has an open box 2803 for $333.97, I'd jump on that one if I were you really....
     
  9. Chad_Henry

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    MikeCooper,

    Yes, the price listed on the website is $499 but call them and ask, unless they've discontinued the pricing you can get an 1804 from them for $355 shipped. I got the 3803 from them for $648. Brand new, unopened factory box, full factory warranty.
     
  10. Vincent_S

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    I was also going to buy something from Dakmart one time until I did a fairly extensive amount of research on their Ebay feedback and they have accused some of their customers of having "POSSIBLE TERRORIST TIES". I read that 3 times in different feedbacks. Also it seems they put stuff on Ebay that they don't have in inventory. I would stat away from them. Just my .02
     

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