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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ben hunt, Jun 24, 2002.
Lowest I can find is $748 ...anyone see/remember seing anything different or is that about it.
That a very good price you've got there. I paid $700 but that was a favor.
Thanks...I'm trying to get as much bang for my buck (anyone else tired of that phrase hehe) as I possibly can.
Ben, Remember that Denon doesn't honor your warranty if you buy their products from a non-authorized dealer. And very few (if any) authorized dealers will sell you the reciver online. I went through the same delima when I bought my Yamaha RX-V1200 a few months ago. Decided that it was worth the extra money to buy it locally at Tweeter and get the warranty than buy it online and be stuck if it broke. Worked out well too, since Tweeter pricematched Best Buy, saving me $100, and then dropped their own price $100 a few weeks later. The total was about $800, just a few bucks more than the cheapest online dealer. And my warranty is intact.
Check out the avr 1082. same as the 3802 but usually cheaper!
I had to get a Denon receiver repaired once and it was actually sent to a local repair shop. I did buy from a authorized dealer so it was covered. If I was you I would buy the 1082 plus the 3 year warranty from Etronics. Denon warranty is only for two years so you would be covered for an additional three years for $60. Just my .02 cents. PS. Here is whats covered THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRESENTED IN THIS DOCUMENT CONSTITUTE YOUR ENTIRE SERVICE CONTRACT RIGHTS UNDER THIS CONTRACT MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. This document sets forth the entire Agreement between the Service Provider hereinafter referred to as We, Us and Our, and, the Purchaser as You and Your. No representation, promise or condition herein shall modify these terms. Service Net Solutions, LLC is contractually obligated to You to provide service under this Contract where in accordance with, and as allowed by state law. 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Try going to 6th Ave. and asking for the best price. I was offered a 2802 for $650 (plus only 3% sales tax... I'd like to thank the government for UEZs!). It's worth it to have the Denon warranty, in my opinion. Even from the cheapest internet dealers, the lowest total price I've found is $615 or so. I haven't bought the unit yet because I plan to use the 6th Ave. price as a negotiating chip at other dealers around here to see if I can get it for $600.
If you want to go the Internet route, http://www.lgdsuperstore.com/ has it for $718, but their shipping is more expensive than most other dealers.
I was looking for the same 3802 and found it for $765 (plus shipping) at Sound Pros. The Etronics price will be hard to beat. I've never bought from SoundPros before. Here's their link:
I may go with the 2802 from tsto.com since I've purchased Paradigm Studio 40s (used) from them in the past and had great success. Their prices are a little bit higher than others I've seen, but you can negotiate with them to some degree over the phone.
Sound Pros does not state that they are an authorized reseller, but they have been in business for some time and their warranty page states that they will honor the warranty themselves if the manufacturer declines to honor it.
Shipping on the 3802 was going to run $35 to VA, bringing the total to $800 delivered.
I still may go with a refurbished marantz 7200 from accessories4less for $599. I know the 7200 has had its problems, but the problems seem to be resolved now. Plus A4L is a factory authorized reseller of B-stock Marantz and you get a 1 yr warranty on the item.
goodguys.com $999- but, you get 10% off right now, and no sales tax, plus free shipping. and they are authorized dealers, so the warranty is legit. end result: $900- sounds ok to me if you're sick of all the pricematching hassles. peter
There's a few current threads in the other forums that are saying you can now get the 3802 at 6th Ave (an auth. dealer) for $699 plus shipping. Might wanna check it out asap. Aaron
$699. includes shipping @ 6 ave. electronics. You must call ask for chris
Is this concern with etronics unique to Denon? I'm considering using etronics for a Pioneer AVR ... everything I read on the etronics website would lead me to believe that if I have a problem, I would just contact Pioneer for normal warranty service, with a 30 day return period back to etronics. I agree I would not sacrifice manufacturer's support for a slightly lower cost, so I don't want to use them if there is a limitation... perhaps it's just Denon who are very specific about authorized dealers?
Scott> Most companies are specific about who are authorized dealers. This prevents problems like those that sprout up from gray goods, and the like. If you're concerned with etronics being an authorized Pioneer dealer, ask Pioneer, and they'll tell you who their authorized resellers are.
Be careful about getting something from the non-authorized Denon dealers. I was burned by this a few years ago when buying my 3800. It was a great price, but showed up in a box with the serial numbers cut out, no remote or manual. Luckily I bought it with a VISA card and they reversed the charges once I proved to them that I had returned the product. After this I checked with Denon and verified that both spidergear.com and ubid.com are authorized to sell factory refurbished units only, but they were the only authorized web based dealers at the time. I ended up going the ubid auction route since I had time and ended up with a great price. My thought on factory refurbished solid state electronics is that if it is going to fail, it will in the 90 warranty period. So far I have been right. My receiver has worked flawlessly since I got it. If you have a question, call Denon and ask if a particular retailer is authorized or not. If authorized, you can get warranty repairs at any Denon service center. Otherwise, you are out of luck.