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I was wondering what are some of the best deals you have gotten on A/V equipment New or used?

Here are a few of mine:

I bought my New Onkyo 805 on eBay (my best ebay deal so far to date) Payed a grand total of $750 CAD including shipping, taxes and Brokerage fees way back in November of 2007 at the time it was over $1600 CAD up here.

I bought s pair of Mission 764i tower speakers from a guy locally for $125, a great deal considering they were $1500 new.

Picked up a Yamaha MX12/4 sound board for $175 in new condition.
 

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I'd say, off the top of my head, my best deal was on my Denon 3805. Purchased brand new from an authorized dealer (local B&M) for $650 plus they threw in the mic (an additional $65) for free. This was an incredible deal at the time, as I recall, MSRP was $1199 + $65 for the mic. So almost half off of a new model from an authorized dealer :T
 

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Wow Nova I thought my 3805 for 875.00 was a good deal at the time. I had to buy my Mic too.
I picked up a Panasonic BD55K for 322.00 delivered to the door in Dec.

-john
 

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Audiophile for a long long time i only buy used gear for one reason the only reason i have champagne taste with beer money my last good deal was my cd player Electrocompaniet EMC-1up with spider clamp 2 years old $ 3,000.00 Canadian 1/3 the retail price with my goverments cuts.
 

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Yeah, it was a great deal, but at the same time I also purchased my HDTV at full MSRP, a stand and couple other things. In the end it probably averaged out for the sales person I was working with . :dontknow:
 

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32 inch 720p HDTV - $100
Peavey IP-8.5C, Samson Servo-550, and two Peavey IP-4C power amplifiers - $150 for all 4 (one of the IP-4C's channels didn't work)
5 JBL Control 29AV-1 speakers - $50 for all 5
Epson PowerLite S4 SVGA projector - $100
Yamaha RX-V363 - $100
 

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My best deals were probably;
KLH sub retailed 150, got for 100 at costco.
Polk R50's i got for 120 for a pair, and it costs over 200 on average during off times at Frys.
My polk center channel from Frys was 80$, a week later it jumped back up to 350.
 

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I'd have to say my best deal was form circuit city in 2008 when i bought a Sony DGS910 for $200 while everyone was selling them for $400+

the store manager was very kind to me and sold me a floor model at half cost. i eas very shocked and offered to mow his lawn in return.
 

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Almost every piece of my system I got a good deal on by watching deal forums and buying used. My favorite is probably the JBL Speakers. Here are the prices including shipping.

$1200 51" Tosh RPCRT TV
$261 JBL S310ii (L&R)
$175 JBL S38ii (C, price is for a pair)
$100 JBL N24ii (LS&RS)
$115 Athena AS-P300 (Sub)
$350 Onkyo TX-SR706
$150 BFD, Soundlevel Meter, misc cables
$220 Oppo 981 DVD Player
$108 Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD Player
$300 12 OC703 Panels, DIY
$75 Tripp Lite HT Powerbar 10 Surge Protector
$160 Monoprice Cables and HDMI switch
$20 Staples cabinet on wheels for components
$70 Black Out Curtains and Curtain Rod
$10 Auralex MoPads and 2 Rubber Door Stoppers (C)
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$3314 Total
 

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Dali Euphonia MS4 - retail NOK54k, paid NOK21k
Dali Euphonia CS4 - retail NOK 27k, paid NOK 10k
NAD M25 - retail NOK 25k, paid NOK9,5k
NAD M15 - retail NOK 25k, paid NOK 10k
All brand new from dealer

BenQ PE7700 - retail NOK 18k, paid NOK3,5 used 4 hours with a brand new lamp.
 

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I have got some really good deals and actually one REALLY bad deal.

The best deals I have gotten have been over the internet.

I bought a pair of rear Energy Veritas 2.0 speakers for $330. They retailed for $1,000.
I also got an Energy Veritas Center Channel for like $400, it retailed for $700.

But for the worst deal I have ever gotten, I am almost ashamed to say this, I bought '1' PSB speaker when I thought I was buying 2 of them. I went to my local dealer, 'Erik Farstad' and he laughed about it for a while and then ordered me another speaker.

Jeff Aguilar
 

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I've got to thank HomeTheaterForum, for it was here that I found someone's post indicating an internet store was having a sale on their Denon 3808CI for an incredible $945.00! I called them and they first told me the sale ended but when I mentioned HomeTheaterForum, I was placed on hold, then the gentleman came back on and said he'd honor the sale price. I received the Denon five days later and have been a happy camper ever since. :yay2:
 

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What I am listening to now are probably my two best deals:

Two matched KLH Model 17's for $10.

Behringer EP1500 for $130.

Thats my current setup in my apartment (grad school). At home I have the rest of my rig.
 

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I only buy when I can get a good deal.



NHT Classic three 2 speakers $900 payed $298
NHT Classic three center $700 payed $400
Onkyo 705 $730 payed $489
Vizio 50” plasma 3 years ago $2288.76 payed $1200
Tripplite power conditioner $170 payed $75
TV stand that was marked
with the wrong price $150 payed $73.25


Total $4938.76 payed $2535.25

Saving $2403.51 over regular price

Buying smart can really help build a far better system in the long run for less money.
 

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a Marantz SR-6001 Receiver for $3! ... yes $3!
A client of mine had it in a finished basement room for about 4 months and it was unused because it was a vacation home. The client's sons were playing with a football and at some point the receiver was hit by the ball which broke off the volume knob. I was called in to replace a "Broken Receiver". When I arrived, I quickly realized it was an easy fix and told the client I would fix it instead for him. He said not to bother and to just replace the receiver and that I could keep the broken one if I liked.
So score...free receiver. $3 on ebay got me a new volume knob and I was then in business.
 

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I got my samsung lcd ln40a630 for $500 off the $1599.00 price tag back in December.

And I got my onkyo s5100 for $349.00 with free second day air, when refurbs of the unit were going for $319.00+shipping.

Not too bad.

Back in the day 10 years ago I picked up my long gone bose surround on clearance for $700 down from $1800.00.
 

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My all time awesome deal is my 180" 16:9 motorized e business screen because they were closing down i only paid $160 new in packaging
 
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