Panasonic DVD-RP82 - Where can I find one?

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  1. Roy Mc

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    For my first DVD player I came here for wisdom. After following all the Panny DVD-RP82 posts, that seems to be the one to get. The problem though, is that many others were influenced by all those great threads also. I was just a bit too slow and cautious, and now there don't seem to be any on line. I live near Houston, so does anyone know what retail stores may carry the RP82? Thanks.

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    I bought the cp72, same machine but in a 5 disk changer, last week from Circuit City. They had several in stock I was told.

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    Ultimate Electronics
     
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    Fry's on I-45N near Gunpoint Mall may have them.
     
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    Like Art said Ultimate Electronics is where I got mine a week ago and they had 7 in stock.
     
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    No Ultimate in H-Town. Fry's would be the only bet. The Ultimate in Plano had 8 left last week. There's a Fry's in Austin as well.
     
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    If you call Ultimate Electronic's corp office they will ship you an RP82.
     
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    Patrick.

    I'm here in SA (near the SuperTarget at 1604 and Blanco)....is there any local place to get an RP-82? I'll be in Dallas next week for the Cotton Bowl and will look for one at Ultimate Electronics, but I'd hate to find out it's defective after I get back home. Thanks.
     
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    Patrick -Thanks for the tip on Fry's. I just returned with one of three they had left. I probably should have got them all for others here at HTF that may need one. Not quite as good a deal as Crutchfield, but at least I now have a DVD player that I feel comfortable with thanks to all the great information provided on this site. Fry's sold it for $229.
    Many thanks to all for your suggestions.

    Roy
     
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    NO PROBLEM! Roy, Fry's in Austin has some in stock TODAY. Not that bad of a drive...
     
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    Patrick -

    I just noticed where you live. An acquaintance/fellow musician by the name of Randy Johnson lives in Valverde. He is originally from here in Baytown. That's a fairly small community and since you country folks get to know everybody much more than in the bright lights, do you happen to know him?

    Roy
     
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    Patrick -

    OOps! Meant to write Bulverde.

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    I haven't heard of him. I have only lived here about 3 years. I'm from Houston originally. Let us know how you like the 82, I just sold my 72 (5-disc). I have a JVC 600 on the way, as I needed a player that would scale progressive material. Have fun, it has an awesome picture!
     
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    For what it's worth, the Fry's in Austin only had one display model of the RP82 on Saturday morning and the sales kid wouldn't make me a deal for it. Their computer says they have 3 in stock, but he said they were probably returns that haven't been fully processed yet. I also checked Best Buy and Circuit City with no luck. I may go back to Fry's tomorrow and try to talk with a manager or someone who'll be willing to try to make a sale. Otherwise I guess I'll have to hope they get a few more before they completely disappear.
     
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    A lot of online sites are claiming they'll get more in six weeks or so, but I don't know if I should believe them.
     
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    Well, that stinks about Frys. I would be LEERY of a display model Panasonic. They just don't seem very sturdy. Not to mention, I'm betting that mirror finish must scratch easily.
     
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    Damn well i have called up a few places and all the same answer....discontinued. Most doubt getting in at a later date...same also for the cp-72. Well this sucks i want grr
     

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