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#137148 - 05/03/06 11:04 AM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
Jordan Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Hmmm,

More food for thought. The one site I was looking at offers a 1-year warrenty but I have not yet looked into how being a Canadian affects it. Thanks for bringing my attention to this point.

I keep hearing about the eBay Harmon Kardon refurb store. I used to think that I was internet savvy but I cannot find this store for the life of me. Free karma to the first person who posts a link to it for me.

I am really surprised that there is such a glut of online refurb sites that suite Canadians. That's a bit of a bummer.

My eyes and ears remain open to other suggestions.

Many thanks,

Jordan

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#137149 - 05/03/06 11:12 AM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4829
Loc: western canada
I say buy used. Warranties are overrated.
For the cost savings in getting a used component you can pay for a repair twice over, assuming you need one.
Check out the price on an Onkyo 989 at that link.
Phenomenal.

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#137150 - 05/03/06 11:57 AM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
Jordan Offline
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Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Hey Chesseroo,

Yeah, I've pretty-well made up my mind to go the used / refurb route.

What are your thoughts on Dakmart by the way? At first sight, they seem to offer a 1 year warranty and decent prices on Denon units.

J

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#137151 - 05/03/06 12:04 PM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
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I don't know anything about Dakmart. I would head to Advance or McCulloch Audio first and ask them what they have for used receivers. Give them a call and price things out. Bill McCulloch will likely be more open to some haggle.
http://www.mccullochaudio.com/
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#137152 - 05/03/06 01:06 PM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
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In reply to:

I keep hearing about the eBay Harmon Kardon refurb store. I used to think that I was internet savvy but I cannot find this store for the life of me. Free karma to the first person who posts a link to it for me.




I haven't heard of the ebay site but I went to http://www.harmanaudiooutlet.com/search_browse/default.asp?sp=S&brand=HK I called a few months bach to see if they are warrantied in Canada but no dice. Never asked if they would sell to Canada...
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#137153 - 05/03/06 02:01 PM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
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I bought my receiver 3805 and DVD 3910 from Dakmart, no problems, just call to make sure they have the item in stock.
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#137154 - 05/03/06 03:49 PM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
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In reply to:

I'm pretty sure that NO refurbished receiver, or new receiver for that matter, bought in the US would get a warranty in Canada.

And I don't believe there are any Canadian sites carrying refurbs. Please correct me if you know of any




Ya know i think you are correct i remember soomething about denon not honoring waranty from canada. i would check with denon to be sure(or what ever manuf you decide on)
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#137155 - 05/03/06 06:40 PM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
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Loc: Fresno, CA
Jordan, try the link below. I don't think they ship outside the United States.

http://stores.ebay.com/Harman-Audio
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#137156 - 05/03/06 07:49 PM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
Jordan Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
What the hell. I find it really frustrating that there is no easy way to get a refurb unit in Canada w/ warranty.

That's it, I'm calling Axiom and telling them to stop all factory outlet sales to the United States to even the score. To top it off, I'm going to get them to use the same crooked exchange rate that Harmon Kardon does up here.

Just to anger myself I plugged the American price of the M60s into the old currency calculator to discover that Americans can buy Canadian made speakers for $55.39 less than a Canadian.
(exchange rate May 3, www.xe.com: 1 CAD = 0.901738 USD / 1 USD = 1.10897 CAD)

Grrrrrr.

J

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#137157 - 05/03/06 07:53 PM Re: Online Refurbished Receivers
Jordan Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Hey look! I'm a hobbyist now! All you have to do is get disgruntled over cost comparisons and you get upgraded in status around here.

Oh well, as long as the oilers keep it up I'll be ok.

J

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