Discounts on Definitive Technology Speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by George Conti, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. George Conti

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    I am looking to buy Definitive Technology speakers and don't want to pay too much.

    Please respond with the model, price or percentage discount from list price you paid for your Definitive Technology speakers.

    Thanks,

    George [​IMG]
     
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    I think you should get at least 10% off when buying a complete package. I bought two BP2004TL's, two BP2X rears, and a CLR2002 center and received 15% off retail. They matched a price from another dealer about 75 miles away, which is probably why they went lower. However, the difference would have been worth the drive if they had not.
    Good Luck,
    David
     
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    The kicker here is that the margin on speakers is pretty incredible. A 50% mark-up (from dealer cost to SRP) is not out of the ordinary.

    We get screwed to play the HT game. [​IMG]
     
  5. George Conti

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    David Thanks,

    On a side now why did you go with the 2002 center and not the 2500 center that has a subwoofer? Was it the $300 difference between them?

    George...
     
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    Good luck indeed. I love the speakers, but as mentioned earlier you have to really try hard to get a deal.

    Find a local store and start playing the game with the sales people. (good cop / bad cop scenario stuff)

    Kinda worked for me.

    Dr. Joe
     
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    George,
    It was mostly the cost difference between the 2002 and 2500 at the time since I already was spending more on speakers than I had planned to. Second reason was they did not have the 2500 to listen to anyway. I would like to try it out someday and see how it sounds. If I ever have a room suitable for 6.1 I'll probably get the 2500 and move the 2002 to the rear.
    Thanks,
    David
     
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  9. Ernie C

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    Ten years ago I got a 10% discount on a pair of BP10's. Now that some "competition" came into my area, Last year, I got a 25% discount on a pair of BP2000TL's and a C/L/R 3000!!!
     
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    Good deal, Ernie. I assume you purchased yours at Best Sound?

    Look for great deals soon on the BP2000tl & BP3000tl as they are being replaced by new models in the very near future.
     
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    Camp,

    I didn't know Best Sound carried Def Tech's. Purchased mine from Sound Central. I need to stop by and inquire about some floor models when the new line comes out. That is unless you beat me to it :b
     
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    Sorry, brainfart...I meant to say (er...type) Sound Central. Best Sound, as you correctly stated, does not sell DefTech.

    The new models are all for you! I won't be jumping ship from my current DefTechs for a bit. I will certainly stop by to listen to them though. The smaller subs and different cabinet design interests me.
     
  13. George Conti

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    Camp,

    When do you think the bp2000tl will be replaced?
     
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    I love my def techs. Great quality in sound and construction. However, I haggled with my dealer for an hour and he wouldn't budge. However, he did give me a discount on the speaker wire! [​IMG]

    Regards
     
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    Here's some info on the BP3000 and BP2000 replacements. I cut this from a post over at AVS. It answers most questions about the new models.

     
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    I got my 2006's and c/l/r 2300 for 20% off about a month ago.
     
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    I got my Pro Tower 400's 1/2 price because they were demo's. The grilles were a little snagged. They sure do sound good though[​IMG]
     
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    I have a friend who works in an audio store that sells Def Tech and he has ordered some of their speakers for his own theater. Def Tech gives what the dealer refers to as "accomodations". For a 1k pair of speakers, my friend paid $300 delivered to his door! Def Tech has a 70% markup and they are considered a quality speaker even at MSRP. I have to say though, I am not a fan of their subs or powered towers. They are far too boomy which is too bad cause on paper, they sound great.
     
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    Big markups...
    gotta pay for all of those full page ads!
    Despite the markup, at least they dont give us Bose sound.
    Really the best prices for def tecs are ebay. Just be careful, and you can find some great deals especially on the BP 6,8,10,20,30's
     
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    When I bought a pair 2006's and CLR2300 I got $100 and $50 off respectly compared to retail. I knew I wasnt going to talk the salesperson into a huge discount so I also got 180 feet of speaker wire for the a major discount.
     

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