You think your good at finding deals? Bring it on!

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  1. Grady Hollums

    Grady Hollums Second Unit

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    I know... if it were me I would save up more money and buy better quality stuff, but it is not my money and he is very adamant about only spending this much money and ASAP, because he is getting married and the wife said that she would not allow him to buy any electronics after the marriage, ha ha.
    (He already has a DVD player and TV so those are out of the loop with the money.)
    So, help me out. what is the best price (online or national chains) for a
    *tuner receiver
    *5 Disc CD Changer
    *All Speakers (Center, FR, FL, BL, BR, and powered sub)
    OK you smart cheep people!! How good do you think you are at finding deals? I personally don't know if you can decent quality equipment for the price of $1500 for the equipment needed. Prove me wrong!
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  2. Grady Hollums

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    Ok ok.
    Should I tell him about the one system boxes? Sony, Kenwood?
    Or should he go with each of them separately?
    Thanks for all your help and assistance!
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  3. Steve_D

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    Shade Watson Stunt Coordinator

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    Look over at the High-End room at www.ubid.com
    Some auctions ending today:
    Newcastle R956 (NEW) $469
    Harman Kardon AVR510 (REFURBISHED) $429
    Harman Kardon AVR310 (REFURBISHED) $329
    Pioneer Elite VSX33TX (REFURBISHED) $329
     
  6. Mark C.

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    There's a good deal on a closed out Marantz changer, the CC-67, at www.audioclassics.com. This is a 5-disc changer, very good quality, for $199 plus shipping.
     
  7. JohanK

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    Pawn shops...I've found my Vel F1500, Polk RTA8s, Technics tuner and my Adcom CD changer traversing among the vermin that inhabit these places [​IMG] . You have to look around but there are hidden gems for good prices.
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    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/bbs/equipment/28687.html
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    [Edited last by JohanK on August 26, 2001 at 10:46 PM]
     
  8. PaulW

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    Onecall.com and SoundCity.com have good deals... let me find some links:
    All speakers and reciever package: http://ww2.onecall.com/SPL_503.htm
    $1265
    I've heard this system, it's great. Great Onkyo reciever also.
    5-disc cd changer http://ww2.onecall.com/PID_9204.htm
    Onkyo for $169
    This leaves $55 for shipping.
    All of this stuff is top quality.
    PaulW
     
  9. Hank Frankenberg

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    "...said she would not allow him to buy any electronics after the marriage." She would not ALLOW?
    My best advice: reconsider the marriage. Marriage is not about gaining a dictator or dominant, it's about partnering.
    This is no way to begin a good marriage, IMHO. Think about what lies ahead here.
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    [Edited last by Hank Frankenberg on August 27, 2001 at 06:31 AM]
     
  10. Grady Hollums

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    I can not tell you thank you enough! You all are wonderful!!
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  11. ToddS

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    I agree strongly with Hank. If this woman is already telling him what he can and cannot do with his own money it is only going to get worse once she has a ring. Does she want to be his wife or his mother. I think you should sit him down and bring this up with him because it won't stop at electronics next it will be no new golf clubs, guns, car parts, or insert any hobby items your friend wants to buy. Its one thing if they can't afford things but if they can and she just wants the money to buy new doilies or other various knick-knacks then thats another. One thing I can't stress enough is marriage is not about control.
     
  12. BryanZ

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    Okay. How's this:
    Onkyo TX-DS494 - $300 (shipping included - jandr.com)
    Technics PD-5 CD player - $100 (not the cheapest not the most expensive either but a decent player for the price)
    Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 package w/HSU VTF-2 sub - $1,100
    IMO, that is pretty much the best out there for what you need at that price point.
     
  13. Steve Hauben

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    Ditto to what Hank and ToddS said!
    -Steve
     

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