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#384117 - 10/14/12 09:47 AM Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds
tdibratt Offline

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 7
ANyone have any experience with the Factory Outlet Seconds? Trying to stay within a budget and looks like I can save a few hundred bucks. What kind of blemishes can I expect and would they be noticeable?

#384118 - 10/14/12 09:56 AM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7398
Loc: Canada
Not noticeable at all. In my case all I found was a few tiny spots of discolouration (think dark, dark grey on black) on a couple of my speakers.

I would not worry.

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#384120 - 10/14/12 10:28 AM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11072
Loc: Central NH
Yeah, by and large, you'll look very hard to find anything at all!
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#384121 - 10/14/12 10:29 AM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
Adrian Offline

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6665
Loc: It's all about the location.
Usually the blemishes are very minor, in most cases very hard to find as Fred stated.
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#384122 - 10/14/12 10:34 AM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
Boltron Offline

Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 171
Loc: Toronto
I didn't but from factory outlet but I did buy from Axiom auction (B stock). The VP150 I received had a small dent in a corner, probably got bumped into something. It really is not noticeable. I have not seen any blemish on the M80s although I assume something must be there somewhere. Aside from that, speakers are perfect. I wouldn't hesitate buying from factory outlet, I probably will in the near future.
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#384136 - 10/14/12 11:42 AM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
Gary Vose Sr Offline

Registered: 03/17/12
Posts: 302
Loc: Casa Grande, AZ
On Axiom's (B stock), I've called in the past to inquire in general, about the nature of the defects. Their response was most of the time it was either visible excess glue, or very minor scratches on the drivers. This I could certainly live with for the additional savings, and is what I will be receiving on completion of my order.
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#384137 - 10/14/12 11:57 AM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
Kruncher Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 484
Loc: Maple Ridge, BC
There are tiny blemishes of maybe 1 or 2 millimetres in size on each of my B stock M22s. They just are little smears more so than discoloration. And on my B stock QS8s I gave up looking for the flaws after about 5 minutes.

They sound fantastic. Love 'em every day.

#384340 - 10/18/12 06:21 PM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
terzaghi Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4858
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
All of my speakers have come from the factory outlet (m80's, vp160, vp180, ep500, QS8). My ep500 had a small scratch on the back above the amp plate and there was a slight blemish on the corner of my vp180. No other problems were ever noticed.

#384402 - 10/19/12 05:11 PM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
axiom_man Offline

Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 340
Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Cana...
I just bought M22 and I had a hard time finding the blemish, come to find out it was the excess glue, which really wasn't that excessive.
Probably would of still bought them as A stock had I not known
Pioneer sc-1525
M80 HG Cherry

#384403 - 10/19/12 05:12 PM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
axiom_man Offline

Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 340
Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Cana...
also a friend bought M3's abd we still not sure why they were B stock
Pioneer sc-1525
M80 HG Cherry

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