I have an Onkyo TX-SR 608 that I purchased there about a year ago no problems also purchased the receiver before this one and just unboxed an onkyo HT in a box that I have yet to put up always had good results
I don't see a problem with refurb. That site offers very cheap extended protection as well. Seems like it was around $60 for 4 extra years of warentee. However, I do not know if its a headache to make a claim, ect.
Based on some feedback in a few of the threads I have read, A4L deals with claims very well. I was fully ready to buy my 809 from them until Jack posted that Newegg had a great weekend sale for a new one.
i was wondering how they were also been doing alot of research and found through reveiws A4L is a great place to save money on a good reciever the reason i might steer clear though is i already know im buying the onkyo tx-nr709 i plan on having it for sometime so without a doudt i want a good extended warranty after the trouble i went through with my last reciever but the reviews on the warranty company that offers these warrantys for A4L from all the reviews not one i have read has been very good at all i mean real garbage the company is warrantech i do believe. but have read all good things about squaretrade they are like top notch in electronics when it comes to warrantys.
I've used Accessories4Less for quite a few purchases for about 5 years now, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them. They are an authorized retailer for everything they sell and if you use a credit card that extends warranties, then you don't have to worry about the shortened refurbished warranty. If you happen to be located close to the Central Florida area, you can also pick up from them as well.
Anybody in Canada bought anything from A4L? When it comes time, I'm sure I can quickly check out their website to see, but then there's the question of how much of a hassle it is dealing with cross-border issues... after the sale.
Sadly they dont ship to Canada, Ive tried and they wont unless you first ship it to a friend in the US first and have them ship to you.
You will usually pay brokerage fees of around $65 + GST at the boarder.
For what it's worth, if any of my Canadian HTS bretheren wanted to do this, I would be more than willing to be the "middle man" and am relatively close to the border. I am a stay at home dad and my days are pretty free so I could pretty much get it sent on the same day I get it.