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Purchasing Items online?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Black Bear, May 14, 2009.

  1. May 14, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    Black Bear

    Black Bear [OP] Member

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    Looking for a little help regarding where to purchase car audio items online. I found two of my Alpine amps at Buy.com with just over a $100.00 in savings, and my Focal speakers at Sonic Electronix with about $120.00 savings.

    Any direction of where to purchase online or who to stay away from would be greatly appreciated.

    I've been pretty hesitant to purchase any descent amount of money online for eletronic items, mostly worried about quality of service, return policy and actual quality of the items. Dont want to pay for new and get refurbished BS.

    Thx

    BB
     
  2. May 14, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    Anathollo

    Anathollo www.saveadane.org

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    Look at Audio Warehouse Express.

    They have some really good deals.
     
  3. May 14, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Black Bear

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    Thx, just checked them out, doesn't look like they carry either Alpine or Focal.
     
  4. May 14, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    sooner07

    sooner07 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

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    Always working on the stereo, painted the front skid plate black to match the truck, debadged , toy tech ultimate lift kit, light racing UCAs, ARB bumper Looking into a supercharger and new exhaust.
    I've used sonic electronix before. I was impressed with the quickness of delivery and the price.
     
  5. May 14, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    Sold!
    What Alpine amps are you looking for?

    I just picked up an Alpine PDX-5 from Ebay for $365 shipped. Seller's name is Discount Sounds out of Florida. He is not an authorized dealer but he sells new stuff only.
     
  6. May 15, 2009 at 3:50 AM
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    boogie

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    bull bar, lift, rims ,tires,TRD floor mats,led interior bulbs, color matched bed cap
    I have had good luck with onlinecarstereo.com
     
  7. May 15, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Black Bear

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    Thx for the response's. The amps are PDX 1600 and PDX 4100
     
  8. May 15, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    81shark

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    i've used crutchfield for hu and speakers...picked up my amp on ebay.

    no complaints, but i didn't need to return anything or have problems with anything
     
  9. May 15, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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  10. May 15, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    I've used both of those quite a few times, and they are both excellent.
     
  11. May 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    Jimirich

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    I have ordered from Onlinecarstereo.com, Subwoofersetc.com, Crutchfield,
    Sonicelectronix.com and Amazon.com.
    I was really surpized with selection, price and speed of shipping with Amazon.com. Sometimes the stuff ships from Amazon and sometimes they have an Amazon Marketplace dealer. Both ways I have been satisfied. On a set of Alpine SPX17 Pro I even got free shipping with a price that was waaaay (-$300.00) below Crutchfield.
    Its always good to do a little searching with google on any online outfit to see if there are tons of complaints or not. Some outfits also charge you a handling fee that is hidden in their "shipping" fee. Contact em first and ask questions.
    Best of Luck.
     
  12. May 16, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    REVHARD25

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    Hookedontronics.com is where i got my refurbished kenwood dnx7120.works and looks like new
     
  13. May 17, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    Black Bear

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    Thx everyone for all the help, definitely gave me places to look at. I am glad so many people buying stereo stuff on line. I have been afraid if something like a amp, or speakers went tits up, I just waisted a bunch of money. Guess I gotta man up and just do it!
     
  14. May 17, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    Untamed_SS

    Untamed_SS Stayed Up Too Late

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    Etronics and Crutchfield. I have anlways recieved my product on time and they never messed up my order. :)
     
  15. May 17, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    onlinecarstereo
    Crutchfield
    Sonic Electronixs

    I'd had no issues with any of these vendors.


    Just be forwarned though, if you have to return anything to Sonic Electronixs, don't be in an sort of hurry.:( It was a 3 1/2 week ordeal to get something swapped. Not good IMO.
     
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