Does anybody (canadian) have experience ordering a Pioneer elite (example), off ebay?

I've been doing some amp research lately and I've narrowed it down to the SC-61 model. Can be purchased on ebay for 750usd or locally for 1300. I understand I won't get the factory warranty unless purchased by an authorized reseller, but for almost half the price without factoring in import fees and duties etc, is it worth it?

I've ordered car parts from the US and been hit pretty hard with fees before, but never electronics.

Edited by minorc (12/30/12 08:16 PM)
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