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Old 03-21-2008   #19
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Default Re: Would you buy Home Theater gear on EBay?

I`m not a big e-bay person, where my wife and daughter are. I`ll probably play it safe and stay old school. Meaning, buy from a dealer or high end retailer you trust and have a relationship with. Get the best price you can, knowing you have the support, expertise, and warranty stuff all worked out w/o a problem.

Though I`m not blind to some of these great prices, not being sure if the equipment is under warranty, is a source of concern for me. And investing this kind of money that we do, piece of mind, at least for me, is very important.
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I`m not a big e-bay person, where my wife and daughter are. I`ll probably play it safe and stay old school. Meaning, buy from a dealer or high end retailer you trust and have a relationship with. Get the best price you can, knowing you have the support, expertise, and warranty stuff all worked out w/o a problem.

Though I`m not blind to some of these great prices, not being sure if the equipment is under warranty, is a source of concern for me. And investing this kind of money that we do, piece of mind, at least for me, is very important.
Yea once I found out it would not be covered by JL under warranty it was a no go for me.
It was tempting to save over $1000 but what would it have cost me if something broke on it or if it had been damaged in shipping?

I have a good dealer & that makes a big difference, it's nice to know there is someone local to back me up!
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what would it have cost me if something broke on it or if it had been damaged in shipping?
Well, Moose, a good dealer is worth every extra penny as support when you need it is paramount.

Now to address your quote...

Odds are it would cost less than $1K to fix any sub if it went bad, much of the production cost is cabinet and R&D, so materials are relatively cheap.

If it was broken in transport, then it should cost you nothing as you SHOULD insure it when you buy it......

I have bought much audio gear used and never had a problem, other than ones I caused and had to resolve. When I shipped properly (and for used gear sometimes this means paying for a mailboxes place to pack and ship, which is not cheap, but they will guarantee it gets there safe and sound) I've always had a successful deal.
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Well, Moose, a good dealer is worth every extra penny as support when you need it is paramount.

Now to address your quote...

Odds are it would cost less than $1K to fix any sub if it went bad, much of the production cost is cabinet and R&D, so materials are relatively cheap.

If it was broken in transport, then it should cost you nothing as you SHOULD insure it when you buy it......

I have bought much audio gear used and never had a problem, other than ones I caused and had to resolve. When I shipped properly (and for used gear sometimes this means paying for a mailboxes place to pack and ship, which is not cheap, but they will guarantee it gets there safe and sound) I've always had a successful deal.

I gotta say a $2700 fathom for $1650 is very tempting!!
Since he has an excellent rating & with insurance on shipping I may have to rethink this!
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Default Re: RockyBid.com Online Reverse Auction site with cheap items

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Default Re: Would you buy Home Theater gear on EBay?

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Well, Moose, a good dealer is worth every extra penny as support when you need it is paramount.

Now to address your quote...

Odds are it would cost less than $1K to fix any sub if it went bad, much of the production cost is cabinet and R&D, so materials are relatively cheap.

If it was broken in transport, then it should cost you nothing as you SHOULD insure it when you buy it......

I have bought much audio gear used and never had a problem, other than ones I caused and had to resolve. When I shipped properly (and for used gear sometimes this means paying for a mailboxes place to pack and ship, which is not cheap, but they will guarantee it gets there safe and sound) I've always had a successful deal.
The stuff I usually purchase is so ancient that "support" is a non-issue anyway. My latest acquisition is about 30 years old, and its original maker has been bought and sold several times, and the company is now in China of all places to end up.
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