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online or an audio store?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by chaos316, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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    chaos316

    chaos316 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning to buy a 13tw5 soon, but idk if i should buy from an audio store, which would give me the warranty, or through the internet, without the warranty. the internet would probably be like a 200 dollar difference, you guys think its worth it?
     
  2. Oct 11, 2011 at 2:54 AM
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    Amazon.com enough said I got mine for 250 cheaper
     
  3. Oct 11, 2011 at 2:57 AM
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    yeah thats what iv been thinking. i want to make my own box too, but idk the right size to make it.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    if you know how to install your own stereo and tune your amps properly, go for the online. If you don't, go to the store. The warranty and advice is worth it in case you blow your stuff. Just make sure your audio shops are 'authorized retailers' or warranty won't mean jack.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    I am a fan of online (personal use), but generally recommend a shop if you have to ask the question.

    With that said, I still try to buy authorized (places like Al-eds.com, PacificStereo.com, 6ave.com, Amazon (for some brands, like Pioneer, JBL, and others)) will have great deals and sales, and can often match online pricing for other stores. If not buying authorized, I try to buy gently used from people I trust. If there is no warranty, why pay new prices?
     
  6. Oct 11, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    JL Audio has a list of authorized internet dealers, so you can shop online and get the warranty. All the authorized dealers are selling for $549
     
  7. Oct 11, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    ;)

    Example - right of the Al-eds.com site, mouse over the "low price guarantee" button, and get this email:

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  8. Nov 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    thats a pretty good price. I am wondering the same thing about online or in store. I dont really want to pay retail for stereo equipment since there is such a mark up.. has any one ever bought from onlinecarstereo.com?
     
  9. Nov 12, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    I did, one item, with no problems; however, I have no experience with their warranty support.
     
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    I bought all of my stuff from onlinecarstereo.com. They are very cheap and lots of good deals.
     
  12. Nov 12, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    I bought all my stuff from Crutchfield. Great prices, no complaints. Plus, their CS is top notch.
     
  13. Nov 12, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    i was going to use crutchfield. i know they have been around for a long time. but their prices are no where near other online places. their price for the jl audio speakers was 499 online carstereo had them for 268. i found online carstereo on ebay so i didnt want to buy from them till i heard if they were good or not. guess i will try them out after the holidays.
     
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