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Best place to order a head unit.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by beastlytaco, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Nov 8, 2008 at 3:22 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco [OP] This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    so where do you guys buy all your radio stuff ? im looking to purchase one of those Alpine full screen radios witha touch screen. so any advice would be helpful.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2008 at 10:27 PM
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    robsatx

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    I like to shop ebay from a great seller with great feedback. You can also get the Sqr trade or ebay warranty. Most times you will save HUGE!
    $999
    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=168550&i=500IVAW505&tp=448
    $60 warranty from Service net
    $999 + $60 = $1059.00

    $770.87
    http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-2008-...286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66:2|65:15|39:1|240:1318
    Add a 3 year warranty for $90 from square trade
    $770.87 + 90 = $860.87-1059
    Almost $200 savings!
     
  3. Nov 8, 2008 at 10:31 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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  4. Nov 9, 2008 at 4:33 PM
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    Ive always been extremely happy with Crutchfield. They have a scratch and dent section that you can stuff for really cheap if you don't mind little cosmetic errors. No matter which way you go I'm sure you'll find a good deal. crutchfield.com

    Remember there's always ebay
     
  6. Nov 9, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    Note that some manufacturers will not warranty items that are not sold from authorized dealers - check with the manufacturer before buying.

    I would be very hesitant with eBay. Look at WHAT they sold to get that great rating. Selling 1,000 toasters does not mean I should buy an amp from you. having a picture does not mean it works.


    I would recommend
    -crutchfield
    -craigslist.org because you can meet the seller, avoid shipping, and make sure things work.
    -using Resellerratings.com to verify any other online seller.

    I have so far bought all my stuff from local dealers.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    I have had 0 issues with square trade / ebay. . . I had an amp die a while back, swapped out in no time by sqr trade.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    All I'm saying is that for 1 good person on ebay, there's 10 snakes. I've had both very good experiences, and some very bad close calls (to the tune of $2000 in one case).

    Square Trade requires that you actually GET the item you intended to buy.

    There's less risks with the other avenues I listed. Additionally, LISTENING is a big part of BUYING THE RIGHT THING.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    Coheednme13

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    I can vouch for SonicElectronix, Hookedontronics.com, Crutchfield, Ikesound
     
  10. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:01 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    My buddy owns woofersetc.com and everything thing is through authorized dealers. If i had money i would go through him
     
  11. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    robsatx

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    I see your point . . . I guess I never worry cause I always use my AMEX with buyer protection. No product I don't pay. Never had any issues. But I don't think I would send any ebay sellers cashier check or check . . .
     
  12. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    The $2000 issue was with my buddy. He bought a laptop from a power seller via paypal linked to his VISA. Seller turned out to be a scam artist, and paypal was only going to get back $100. My friend issued the stop payment through the credit card company and lucked out, but paypal gave him some nasty threats.
     
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