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I just bought a solid state amp.
#331889 12/18/10 05:25 AM
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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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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
Lampshade #331890 12/18/10 05:29 AM
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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
Ken.C #331891 12/18/10 05:39 AM
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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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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
Lampshade #331892 12/18/10 05:40 AM
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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
St_PatGuy #331893 12/18/10 05:44 AM
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The dent is very small on the top. I just have to get a programmable remote.


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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
Lampshade #331897 12/18/10 06:25 AM
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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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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
jakewash #331899 12/18/10 06:44 AM
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Karma. I believe in it. I wanted the amp to have a good future.


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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
Lampshade #331907 12/18/10 02:27 PM
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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!

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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
BobKay #331911 12/18/10 03:34 PM
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Re: I just bought a solid state amp.
Wid #331912 12/18/10 03:43 PM
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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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