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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Taz, Mar 2, 2003.

  1. Taz

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    Can this be bettered?

    Denon AVR-3803 AV Receiver - Black

    HiFiBitZ Price - £739.99
    R.R.P. £899.99


    Cheers
     
  2. Bonesy

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    unbeatable, £671.
     
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    You may already know.

    These are imports.

    may or may not cause a concern to you.

    But warranty claims will be difficult.

    i approached a grey importer with these issues
    and they failed to answer my concerns over any possible warranty claims. (leconcepts).

    Remember this is a new model.
    although its been available in the US for ages now.

    Personally i paid a little extra and have mine ordered from official dealer.

    if you goto the denon site they list all stockists.
    search the web for there prices or give em a call.

    thats what i did anyway. AVR3803 £750 delivered.
     
  6. General Skanky

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    3803 now Taz? You change your mind like the wind.:laugh:
     
  7. Taz

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Yet again, your comments made me do it! ;)
     
  8. Ivor_Monkey

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    briandzo
    Can I ask where you got it form. My local dealer is saying he won't get any until end of march! Thanks
     
  9. Bonesy

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    LE Concepts I believe might be grey.

    Unbeatable I believe are not. Or am I being Naive?
     
  10. Bonesy

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    actually Parallel is the correct term, grey imports are when you can't purchase the items in the market officially.
     
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    Hi,
    Unbeatable are official Denon UK dealers, so are hifibitz, (and so are we!) so buying from any of these retailers will give you the Denon 2 year warranty.
     
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    All of our (HiFiBitZ) products are UK sourced, we do NOT sell grey imports. As a result everything, with the exception of the clearly marked ex-dem items, comes with a full manufacturers warranty. We have direct accounts with the major manufacturers, hence the good prices, but this listing will be under the name of our retail premises - the details of which is clearly listed on our web site.
     
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    but this listing will be under the name of our retail premises

    I wonder why some high st companys use a different name for website sales. what reasons could be behind this.???

    i bet the sales invoice has the web name on it.
    and if that internet based sales company goes under then there will be no linked contract to the sister company in the high street.
    when it came to getting money back in the event of receivership.

    If your proud and confident then the name in the high st is
    the name of the web site company too.

    .........
     
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    In order to provide you the customer value for money we have set the web site up under a different trading to that of our retail premises. The purpose of this is to give very clearly differing levels of service and prices to our two very differing sets of customer. The retail premises (Romers HiFi) have very extensive demonstration facilities where equipment can be listened to, viewed and compared. These facilities obviously come at a price so therefore the store prices are more than the web prices to allow for this additional overhead. The web site caters for people such as those that use this forum who are product savvy customers who know about the benefits of home cinema and are pretty clued up about the kit they want to buy. In this instance price becomes a bigger factor in the selection process and because we have lower overheads with the web side of the business we can offer exactly that - rock bottom prices. The upshot of this is that if you came into the store and asked for web site prices then we could not accomodate you - business sense I'm sure you'll agree.

    I can assure you that if the web site were to go under (which we have no intention of letting it) then the shop would flounder too. The company name, as stated on the web site, is Maximum Systems Ltd, not too snappy a name for a retail premises i'm sure you'll agree and yes we are proud and confident of it.
     
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    How come unbeatable are £68 cheaper?


    Denon AVR3803 GOLD Amplifier/Receiver £671 .96
     
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    I don 't know. The price we quote takes into consideration not just the end consumer price but also the level of service we provide. We have a catalogue of over 1500 products and the formula we have applied to all the prices is one which we think gives good value for money.
     
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    'bitz.....you might like to look at the rules section re your login...see sections 10 and 11
     
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    Get your facts straight in future before posting information potentially damaging to any organisation. :nono:
     
  19. Stuart Wright

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    :thumbsdow You obviously have no idea about the retailing business. Lots of companies have retail outlets and websites using separate branding and companies. This is simply because internet sales are cheaper but demand less in terms of service (no premises, demo rooms, time demoing etc). Hence prices can be cheaper.
    Again you are making insinuations based on fiction. Read the forum rules re libel and be more careful what you post in future.
     
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    I have contacted them re this. Thanks.
     
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    You're in danger of getting yourself into trouble if you make comments like this without some factual evidence.
     
  22. briandzo

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    Thanks for your Comments Bitz , i wouldnt hesitate from buying from HifiBitz. Its nice to have confident advice from the management of retailers within forums such as these.

    I agree with your perception of the internet buying public.
    At how a number of buyers use the net for there product research and then consequently buy from online retailers. without ever visiting a Shop.

    Anyway back to the original hunt for the best price.
    i thought i would forward this info.

    if u use your barclaycard to buy the Amp and then find the product
    cheaper. Barclayvard will refund the differance. This includes online dealers. check out the terms here

    http://www.barclaycard.co.uk/Apply/Card_Benefits/Price_Promise/index.html

    I havnt used this service Yet , but will do once my Amp finally arrives. As unbeatable seem to have a very good price.
     
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    Good idea! ;)


    have you ordered the 3803 from Unbeatable then? if so, more details on shipping costs, service etc please as it looks like i'm gonna order my 3803 from them.

    Cheers
     
  24. Bonesy

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    Thanks, I was aware,

    without factual evidence, how should I have written it without being libelous ?
     
  25. Fairzo

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    "if u use your barclaycard to buy the Amp and then find the product
    cheaper. Barclayvard will refund the differance. This includes online dealers. check out the terms here


    I havnt used this service Yet , but will do once my Amp finally arrives. As unbeatable seem to have a very good price."



    Do you know anyone who has made a successful claim? If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
     
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    I made a claim with BarclayCard Promise when I bought a bed and some cabinets just before xmas. I bought the items from a high street store and then found an internet site selling the same bedroom furniture range. I have to admit being sceptical myself especially in regards to price comparisons with web sites but found the claim process was easy and 2 weeks later they had credited my barclaycard account with the difference of £250. I can't see why an amp would be any different. !

    Lawrence
     
  27. Bonesy

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    and Barclaycard Platinum give you an extra free year's warranty when you buy things, not bad eh?

    Mind you, I've never claimed.:blush:
     
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    You might want to be very careful when trying this supposed 'benefit' of holding a Barclaycard. I was thinking of using the service so I spoke at length to one of their senior advisors and they will verbally confirm that if they believe you bought, say, locally from a high streeet store when you were aware it was cheaper elsewhere they will not refund the difference.

    When I asked them to explain exactly how they might be able to 'know' you were aware of the cheaper price elsewhere, they refused to reveal how they have mastered the art of mind reading...

    During the conversation the same guy let slip that Barclaycard are well aware of people picking up in-stock goods on a Saturday afternoon at full price in their local high street and then making claims for refunds against cheaper (often out of stock) Internet prices.

    The chap also told me that if BC turn down your claim, that's it. End of story, no reason needs to be given by them and there's no appeal process. After telling me that, I thought I'd enquire about the percentage rate of claims that are successful... 'We are not permitted to release that figure Sir' was the only answer I could get.

    None of this is speculation or libellous, it is actual fact as it was told to me by a representative of Barclaycard, before anyone gets on their high horse.
     
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    Not just platinum, i have bog standard card i get the cover as well its a royal sun allianse product sold by barclaycard. I have never claimed, but then i try to buy things that will outlast 2 years anyway, they dont cover PC or peripherals. But any AV gear. (when i rang up they said they wouldn't cover an MR modded machine.)
    Just a heads up, if you look at the cover you get from CC companies, Barclaycard especially they cover huge amounts of stuff for all problems loss, damage and all sorts of stuff I wouldn't buy anything expensive without it again.
     
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    avland.co.uk rang me today to say their stock of 3803
    's have turned up early today!! :clap:

    shame as I'm moving my kit is all packed up and i won't get it all set up for weeks :(
     

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