Where should I buy an Onkyo 595 online?

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  1. Michael Klein

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    I'm looking to get my parents a new receiver for the holidays, because their 60" RPTV is a bit incongruous with the ancient Pioneer DPL receiver they have.

    I have settled on the Onkyo 595 as a price/performance leader (I know some may disagree with this choice, but I have decided, thanks). I have seen prices in the neighborhood of $400 shipped (to Massachusetts), and I'm wondering if the many people who own this receiver (or bought another Onkyo online) could recommend a good retailer.

    My main considerations are price and Onkyo authorization. I want to buy it from an authorized dealer just in case there is a problem.

    Thanks for your help, HTFers!
     
  2. Jeremy Anderson

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    www.jandr.com is an authorized internet dealer, and I got my 595 from them for $385 + shipping. Tell them you know someone who got it for that price from them and they'll hook you up (and their service people are excellent!).
     
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    I was going to recommend JandR as well but Jeremy beat me too it! Lol.. great online place to buy gear. [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael Klein

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    Thanks, Jeremy and Chip. I will definitely give J and R a shot. Out of curiosity, any idea how much the shipping will be? There is no shipping cost listed for the 595 on its page, though a roughly comparable one would cost about $26 to ship. Does that sound about right? Thanks again.
     
  5. JohnThomas

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    The prices may not be that good. I saw a JVC receiver there that was about 30.00 more than 800.com and the shippings was 18.00 + Better look around.......
     
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    J&R does price matching but you have to call up and ask for it. The price on their website is usually not their best price. BestPriceAudioVideo is another place you can try, they are another authorized Onkyo dealer, price should be about the same. Shipping might depend on where you live, but $25 is what I paied to get 696 ship from NJ to CO.
     
  8. Ken Seeber

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    If J&R won't price match, or if shipping is outragious, another authorized e-tailer who has the 595 right now is www.onecall.com . It's $449, shipping included.
     
  9. Chip E

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    "If J&R won't price match, or if shipping is outragious, another authorized e-tailer who has the 595 right now is www.onecall.com . It's $449, shipping included."
    Just make sure your going to be completely happy with your choice of receivers... onecall does not allow returns.
     
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    I just want to clarify something on Chip's post. OneCall does not accept returns with you change your mind, but it does accept if you have any kind of problem.

    I've bought a lot of stuff from them and they have great people there. Also they match prices and for all my online shop I could never find a better price after calling them. Never buy online, call tehm first to check their prices.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  11. JohnThomas

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    Kevin: What's the deal with the fans? Not good to have them?
     
  12. Jerry AZ

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    Just ordered my 595 from J&R Thursday. Told them I saw it on this forum for $360, and they matched it no problem, shipping was $22 to Arizona. [​IMG]
    Also picked up the NSP1 JBL's for $299 shipped.
     
  13. PaulShady

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    Hey Mike, I just bought from Vanns.com and they do price match. They price matched Etronics.com at $365 + 32 shipping. So I got it at Vanns for 387 and they are an authorized dealer!
    Good luck,
    Paul
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  14. Kevin C Brown

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    John- Fans are bad for at least [​IMG] 2 reasons: 1) by their inherent electromechanical nature, noise can be induced into the receivers electronics, and 2) physically, they produce noise. If at your sitting position, you can ever hear a fan on a piece of equipment, I'd return it. Worsens the signal-to-noise ratio in your system.
    IMO opinion, any well designed component should be able to rely on heat sinks and air flow for cooling.
    I know that the 989 uses a fan, but I don't know about any other Onkyo model...
     
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    this past summer i got my 595 for $359 + shipping from J&R. call them up and tell them that i got it at that price and they'll match it. i think my total was around $383 or so...i also think i'll be buying another one for my parents in the coming week. $359 is an amazing price, especially from such a reputable (and authorized!) dealer like J&R.
     

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