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Old 03-17-2008   #7
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Default Re: Would you buy Home Theater gear on EBay?

Ah, Cool. then you know what to do next - set up an alert for when he lists again!!!


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Well I passed on it today I only found it about 4 hours before the auction expired & needed a little more time to research the dealer.
It turns out he is an authorized dealer with a 99.3% positive feedback score but since he said he's sold 40 of them I don't think I'll have a problem finding it again when I'm ready to buy.
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Ah, Cool. then you know what to do next - set up an alert for when he lists again!!!
Yea, thats what I did!

I'm also going to call the company to confirm he is an authorized dealer & they will honor the warranty.
He said he is an authorized dealer & by the amount of new gear he has listed I'm guessing he has a B&M store (it shows him in NJ) & also sells online but I don't want to get burned if they don't approve of him selling their gear online.
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Default Re: Would you buy Home Theater gear on EBay?

No.
I do periodically buy small things or software. I also sell things every once in awhile but it's turned into such a rip of fest I have to wait until I forget how awful the experience was before trying again.
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Default Re: Would you buy Home Theater gear on EBay?

I find eBay is a great way to empty my garage.

I rarely ever buy on there though as prices go way higher than the things are worth, and for audio gear have heard way to many bad stories. I too prefer to use Audiogon for my used audio equipment transactions and have been using them for almost 10 years without a problem.
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Default Re: Would you buy Home Theater gear on EBay?

A lot of vendors have lists of authorized resellers on their websites, so I would start my search there, especially if the items are significantly expensive, and I was concerned with obtaining and maintaining factor support (For "vintage" items that I do not expect free support to be available, but I will be interested in parts supply, etc).


I've noticed that the bidding frenzy I observe for some big ticket items (probably caused by a mixture of inexperienced bidders and possibly friends of the seller), causes the "winning" bid to skyrocket to more than I think the items are worth.

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Yea, thats what I did!

I'm also going to call the company to confirm he is an authorized dealer & they will honor the warranty.
He said he is an authorized dealer & by the amount of new gear he has listed I'm guessing he has a B&M store (it shows him in NJ) & also sells online but I don't want to get burned if they don't approve of him selling their gear online.
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Default Re: Would you buy Home Theater gear on EBay?

Since we're happening to be discussing ebay, I just won an auction for a pair of

DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGIES UIW-BPZ/A BPZ A IN WALL SPEAKERS 1 $350.00 USD
I've been looking for a discounted pair for a long time and the price is right. Retail: $750 pair
So the total was $350.00
handling & shipping __$34.95____
total price $384.95

I will use them as rear L & R surrounds powered by a rotel 1080B 200w/channel amp.
I'll take the def tech UIW BP/A speakers I presently use as the L & R surrs and put them in the ceiling to replace the Def Tech UIW 65 units already being the center back speakers also powered by a 1080B amp. I'll put the Def Tech UIW 65 units in my bedroom. If you understand this nod OK.


UIW BPZ/A Specifications
Mounting Dimensions:
Outer Flange Size: 8-1/2" W x 14-3/4"H
Cut-Out Size: 7-7/16" W x 13-5/8" H
Depth from Flange (including drywall thickness): 3-3/4"
Frequency Response: 26 Hz 30 kHz
Rec. Assoc. Amp.: 10 300 Watts/channel
Nominal Impedance: 4 8 ohms
Driver Compliment:
Two 6-1/2" Bass/Midrange Drivers with Non-Resonant Cast Baskets
Two 1" Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeters
Canted Bipolar Baffle System
Finish: White, can be painted.

UIW BP/A Specifications
Mounting Dimensions:
Outer Flange Size: 7-1/8" W x 12-1/2" H
Cut-Out Size:6-1/8" W x 11-7/16" H
Depth from Flange (including drywall thickness): 3-5/8"
Frequency Response: 28 Hz 30 kHz
Rec. Assoc. Amp.: 10 250 Watts/channel
Nominal Impedance: 4 8 ohms
Driver Compliment:
Two 5-1/4" Bass/Midrange Drivers with Non-Resonant Cast Baskets
Two 1" Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeters
Canted Bipolar Baffle System
Finish: White, can be painted.
Retail: $499 pair
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