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Refurb Denon Avr-3803

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Steve F M, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Frank**F

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    I missed the UPS guy on Friday, and it's re-scheduled for delivery today.
     
  2. MichaelDDD

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    Frank**F,

    Let us know how it's packed. I'm curious if 6Ave double-boxes or not. Last time I bought a VCR over the net (it was a great deal!) they just slapped the shipping label on the box itself. (Not 6Ave...another dealer)

    I thought that was kinda risky.
     
  3. Lanny Hoff

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    Ordered my 3803 on Friday, November 7. Received it Friday November 14. It was double-boxed and packed with foam peanuts. I would say that the packing job was more than adequate and the unit was in great shape.
     
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    MichaelDDD

    I purchased a Denon 1603 (they sent the 1604)a month or so ago, and it also arrived double boxed, with the peanuts. My 3803 is scheduled to arrive tomorrow [​IMG]!
     
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    I placed my order this morning for the 3803 at $648.06. I was told that it would be 3 business weeks before it ships. I forgot to ask the guy if they were sending refurb or b stock units? Does anyone know?
     
  6. Mike Pollmann

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    ArnaudP-

    They are brand new factory-sealed units.
     
  7. ArnaudP

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    Mike :
    Thanks for the answer. At that price, I wonder what will happen once Denon finds out. I don't think they want to see their authorized dealers selling the 3803 $350 less than MSRP.
     
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    Ordered on the 7th and received today[​IMG], I have never been so happy to see a UPS man. Spent the rest of the day setting it up and tweaking the settings. I've already converted my mother-in-law, who lives with us, to a Denon fan by popping in her Cher DVD for a couple of songs. When my wife gets home I'll have to try a little harder though.
     
  9. MichaelDDD

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    [​IMG] You played CHER on a fine piece of equipment like the 3803? [​IMG] It's ruined now...you must destroy it!




    Hahahah! Just kidding.


    Good to hear that they double-box; I was concerned about that. [​IMG]

    They said mine would ship in 4-5 business days. Today is the 5th business day. We shall see. The hold on my CC expired...which worried me, but I know they can use the original authorization to charge it. I have an order number; they've gotta honor it. I hope.
     
  10. BruceDN

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    Ordered mine on the 16th, shipped on the 17th - but no confirmation is was a 3803. Here's hoping......[​IMG]
     
  11. Frank**F

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    It is a 3803.

    Double-boxed.

    Foam peanuts.

    Factory-sealed, new, not refurb or return.

    [​IMG]

    Me likey.
     
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    *drools*

    Very nice!! Congrats. Let us know how it sounds, brother!
     
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    MichaelDDD,

    Did you order through their website or did you call them directly? It seems that those ordered directly over the web are shipping quicker for whatever reason, maybe a different warehouse? My is coming today. I can't wait [​IMG]!
     
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    GarAlb, I ordered over the phone b/c I wanted to talk to a live human being to ensure that I was really getting a new 3803 at the 3802 price. I wasn't willing to take the risk of ordering a 3802 over the web and hope they upgraded me w/o any intervention on my part.

    What can I say? I'm paranoid. Stop looking at me. [​IMG]

    I emailed my salesperson back and forth several times right after I ordered and he assured me it would ship in "4-5 business days." Well, today is day 5. I emailed him already.

    Truth be told, he's been great about returning my emails. Let's see what happens.

    Be sure to post how it sounds, man! I can't wait to hook mine up. Heck, I've got a set of Axiom M22s that haven't even made it out of the box yet. If anyone's hungry, I sure as heck am! [​IMG]
     
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    That's funny, I also have brand-new Axiom M22s sitting next to the 3803 waiting to be hooked up! Actually a whole Axiom HT system - M22s, the 100-series center, the Qs-4 surrounds, and the 175-watt sub.

    I bought a reel of 14-gauge speaker wire yesterday, so homefully over the course of this week I'll get it all wired up.

    I read the manual cover-to-cover last night. I'm deliberately buying my system on piece at a time, to force myself to read the manuals and take my time putting everything together.

    This puppy has a gob of bells and whistles. A tweaker's paradise. [​IMG]
     
  16. Mike Pollmann

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    My 3803 just showed up. Woo! [​IMG]

    Mine was double boxed with a million styrofoam peanuts. The receipt (which is in the "packing slip" pouch on the box) says 3803 right on it.

    Now, the eternal wait until 5pm when I can go home and hook this up... It's going to be a looooooong day.
     
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    Mike, mine is stuck in Oak Creek, where it will sit all day til they deliver it tomorrow. I hate that.
     
  18. Mike Pollmann

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    Scott: That's where mine was yesterday. Waiting sucks!
     
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    Just pulled the trigger as well. 3 week wait.

    That may be a good thing. Wife had agreed to let me buy a new TV (Sony KF42WE610) and DVD player (Denon DVD1600). I'd been debating replacing my old Denon 2500 with a Denon 1804 for about $380 and begging forgiveness. Now I've gone and dropped $650 instead. Gives me three weeks to figure out how to explain this one.

    I may be sleeping on this couch in front of the new TV. [​IMG]
     
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    Just got delivery [​IMG] ! The wife confirms it's the 3803! Double boxed in peanuts! Can't wait to get home from work tonight! Thanks to everyone for helping me get this deal [​IMG]!
     

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