Awesome Deal... should I do it?

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  1. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    Went to Circuit City today, looking for speakers for my old Kenwood receiver since my 18 year old Advents finally gave up a while back. I've always liked the sound of Polk speakers and found a set of M20s for $100 each on sale. They aren't the best, but with the deal I found, I can't afford much more right now.

    Anyway... on with the deal. While I was looking around (mostly waiting for a drone to grin/nod to my questions) I drop in the "high end" sound room. I notice a Sony STR-DE897s (silver) reciever sitting there. Ending in 7, I knew it was an old model... new model is an 898, but the price said $199. I know the 898 retails for $400. Upon further review, I see that it is indeed an older model, open box, last one left deal. Open box still carries full manufacturer warranty, and the City Advantage plan ($50/5 years) would cover anything else.

    My question... would you buy it? Even with the extra plan, I'm saving $150 over the current model, and the 897 is rated at 110w x 7, instead of 100 x 7 for the 898. I know 10 watts doesn't make the much difference, but still, it's more.

    sorry for the rambling-ly long post, and thanks in advance for any opinions.
     
  2. Tills

    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    What is the current receiver that you own?
     
  3. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    I have a Kenwood that is about 15-18 years old as well. KRV6030 only has 2 video inputs, and I have DVR, DVD, XBox and Laser Disc player to hook up.
     
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    patina OT Supporter

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    Any car audio at CC is going to be overpriced. Why not just ebay? Another really goo place to buy online is www.sonicelectronix.com
     
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    I would do it, if you really like the sound of Sony.
     
  6. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    well, I went back in this morning. Looked around and the same drone I spoke with yesterday was there, and a manager that I've spent a LOT of money with (washer, dryer, fridge, dishwasher, digital camera) was working. I told the drone to ask the manager if he would take off an extra 10% and he said that it was standard to do that on a receiver/speaker package.

    I got:

    Sony STR-DE897/s Receiver, $400 originally
    Polk Audio M20 mains for now $130 retail x2
    and a 3 year warranty on the receiver, $15

    $398.xx out the door. Thanks to a bunch of overtime recently at work, I won't even be relegated to bologna sandwiches for a few weeks. :)
     
  7. Tills

    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    cool :)
     

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