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Ex-demo gear

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Melter, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Melter

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    Anyone ever bought some ex-demo gear? Is it worth a go or don't touch with a barge pole?
     
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    I bought my Rotel receiver and M&K speakers as ex-demo equipment. Not a day's problem so far! The Rotel receiver was bought with a 3 year gaurantee and the speakers with a 10 year gaurantee. This was from a reputable dealer.
     
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    As long as you make sure the item is in good condition (works properly; no damage that may hinder performance; smoke-free environment; any remaining warranty etc.) then you should be okay.

    I think it depends on what you buy though, generally speakers will be more reliable than amps which, in turn, will be more stable than cd/dvd players.
     
  4. Daneel

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    Ex-demo items normally (but not always) have a full manufacurer's warranty so you aren't taking any risks on that front. They typically have slight imperfections cosmetically.

    It's a great option to save money IMO.
     
  5. Astaroth

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    As long as it comes with a full warrenty then go for it. If it doesnt then it is basically an expensive second hand peice of kit
     
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    Yea ex demo is the way to go, you'll probably get at least 7-14 days anyway but i wuld expect atleast 6 month warranty as they should be confident the stuff works now and will in the future.
     
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    Yep, I like ex-demo gear, especially if it is in good nick, i get it at about half the price or less :) so i'm happy whenever i get stuff like that. Haven't really had any huge problems yet and half my stuff is pre-used stuff. In fact, i have had more problems with brand new things out of a box than i have some of the Demo gear :)

    But yeah, i always get full warranty on the stuff i get ex-demo.
    I'd recommend you do the same.

    Cheers
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    not forgetting ex display goods :D

    have had some real bargains saving hundreds of pounds - eg a cyrus centre speaker with a scratch on the rear panel £200 off :D
     
  9. Melter

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    Thanks but I've had second thoughts now. Found the hyperfi site and noticed some great deals on there but as always I did a bit of research first and find that they get quite a lot of unfavourable comments about their advertising practices. I think I'll stick to buying my receiver new from a reputable retailer.
     

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