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#331889 - 12/18/10 12:25 AM I just bought a solid state amp.
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A few months ago a large retailer had some floor samples and a salesperson showed me a Yamaha A-S700 and said it was pretty good and that I could have it for $450. It looked ok, I did not listen to it but I wasn't too interested.

A few weeks ago at a different location of the same company there was another one with a little dent in it. I ask how much and I am told $350. I go back the next night and say that I am a buyer at $199 and they counter at $250.

I go back again and the manager on duty was mad and didn't believe me that someone told me 250 the night before. I said I wold buy it for 200 again. He said it was a $1000 amp. I said it was $800 all over the internet. I also said that how many people were walking into his store looking for a 2 channel amp with a little dent?

He got mad and walked away with the amp. He said he was going to have the geeks order a new case for it and he would sell it for $400. He said it was my job as a consumer to save money but it was his job to make money for the company.

2 weeks later I go in to check (tonight). It was there marked at $159.00

I have it hooked up and I am running through some stuff right now. I'll report back later.

I saw the mean manager in the store tonight but I didn't rub it in.
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#331890 - 12/18/10 12:29 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: Lampshade]
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Nice! Silver or black?
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#331891 - 12/18/10 12:39 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: Ken.C]
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Black. I wanted a solid state for a little more power and a little convenience. I am going to move my tube amps to another room.
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#331892 - 12/18/10 12:40 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: Lampshade]
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Sweet deal!
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#331893 - 12/18/10 12:44 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: St_PatGuy]
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The dent is very small on the top. I just have to get a programmable remote.
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#331897 - 12/18/10 01:25 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: Lampshade]
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Nice work. I would have rubbed into the manager just a little, especially considering you bought it for even less than the orignal offer. smile
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#331899 - 12/18/10 01:44 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: jakewash]
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Karma. I believe in it. I wanted the amp to have a good future.
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#331907 - 12/18/10 09:27 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: Lampshade]
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Oh, oh. Don't get all, like, "solidstate" on us or anything.

And if you tell me where this went on and point out said "mean manager," I promise I can make you feel better. Screw listening to stuff. Now that'd REALLY be some fun!

Totally awesome get. Oldworld hagglers got nuthin' on you!


Edited by BobKay (12/18/10 09:27 AM)
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#331911 - 12/18/10 10:34 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: BobKay]
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Pics?
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#331912 - 12/18/10 10:43 AM Re: I just bought a solid state amp. [Re: Wid]
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Dear Wid,
I just purchased a solid state amp... what makes you think I have a digital camera? smile
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