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HK Authorized online dealers

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Thomas Willard, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. Thomas Willard

    Thomas Willard Stunt Coordinator

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    The HK web site lists those on line dealers that are authorized to sell Harmon Kardon products. I noticed that an on line dealer I have purchased electronics from (but never HK) is not listed. Their price for a particular model is much less than the authorized on line dealers.

    Any comments regarding your experiences in purchasing HK products from authorized and non-authorized on line dealers would be appreciated.
     
  2. Rogozhin

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    I have my HK225 up and running (from ecost) and it's wonderful-not one problem.

    Ecost says they are an authorized dealer but HK doesn't recoginze them as such sooooooo, I took a chance anyways.

    rogo
     
  3. Greg Thomas

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    Try calling HK at 516.255.4545. Some of the authorized etailers are not on the list such as 6ave.com. Unless it's Costco who takes back anything at any time, I wouldn't use an non authorized dealer. You may be refused service.
     
  4. Ian-Fl

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    Ecost offers one year warranty on parts and labour on it's H/K.
    Someone else said he took his H/K to an authorized service center and all they asked for was a bill of sale. There was nothing more about where he bought it from.
    I bought my H/K from etronics and they're "not authorized." The last time I checked Etronics, were selling forty products manufactured by H/K. That's too big an e-tailer for H/K to ignore.
    I imagine when push comes to shove H/K will fix it.
    This whole "authorized dealer" thing sounds like a kickback manoeuver designed to get more money from consumers.
     
  5. Rich Wenzel

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    onecall.com is definitely an authorized dealer

    Rich
     
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    soundcity.com is also authorized. that is where I purchased my avr430.
     
  7. perrin

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    Looks like goodguys.com is now a H/K authorized online retailer. I guess after they dropped Denon from their website they decided to carry this brand instead.

    perrin
    http://www.goodguys.com
     
  8. Greg Thomas

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    Perrin, your link doesn't work. But I think the reason Good Guys now sells HK is because they are owned by CompUSA which also carries the HK line.
     
  9. JamesGL

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    Just buy from vanns.com

    They will match any online price (including shipping and tax if applicable).
     
  10. Shiu

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    How lucky you are in the U.S. I am not aware of one single oneline HK dealer in Ontario. Here we have to pay C$2600 (US$2000) for an AVR7200. The sad thing is, HK will not honor warranty work to Canadians who buy their unit from U.S. dealers. That's the only reason why I have not replaced my Sony DA4ES yet.
     
  11. Rich Wenzel

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    wow, that sucks...you can get a brand new 7200 for under $1000 here...

    Rich
     
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    Rich, I checked that out, in their clearance section they are asking C$1250 (approx US$960) for a AVR525 displayed unit. That's still too much compared to SoundCity, J&R etc. Besides, I don't think the 525's build quality is as good as my DA4ES. I may end up taking my chance on the warranty issue, and eventually order the AVR7200 from someone like SoundCity. Thanks anyway.
     
  14. Rich Wenzel

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    if you order it, check out onecall.com...

    also, you should give them audioshop a call, just to see if they will deal..you never know...they might not, but its a 2 minute call if they dont.

    Rich
     

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