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LE Concepts ---> grey importers ?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Fjorko, May 20, 2003.

  1. Fjorko

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    Hi

    I hope someone can help me,

    I spoke to a guy from LE Concepts today, and he assured me that they carry the GENUINE UK stock of the Pioneer VSA-AX10i amp - together with the full 2 year manufacturers warantee.

    When i looked on pioneer's website, they are only listed as authorised dealers in Pioneer PLASMA screens.


    An interesting extract from their website says the following :

    " We will usually stock up to 20 pieces* of any one model in our warehouse, allowing a customer's order to be turned around in minutes and delivered on the next working day of placing the order"


    ..........then right at the bottom in very small print.............

    "...............*excluding plasma screens...."

    now is that interesting or what ?????


    Anyone know if they are who they say they are ? ( authorised dealers for Pioneer amps ? )

    Or do i need to phone Pioneer and clarify......

    I don't want to make the plunge and realise i bought a grey import !

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. MarkE19

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    I bought my Denon 3802 from LEC and they assured me that all their stock was UK and not grey imports. I then find out from this forum that they are NOT Denon authorised dealer :rolleyes: so I just have to prey that I never have any problems with it.

    Do a search on LEC for some very interesting thoughts about there service. :devil: My name tends to crop up a few times. :rolleyes:

    Mark.
     
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    Surely this is just because plasmas are incredibly expensive and having a large stock would tie up a lot of money for a small company like that.
     
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    I bought a Pioneer 757ai DVD player from them, and found their service excellent. Had a problem initially that the player was cosmetically marked, and rang them on a Thursday (I think) when it arrived to tell them. They didn't have any instock, but sent a replacement out on the following Tuesday (5days later) which was fine and the old one was taken away by City Link. Great service in my case - don't know if its a grey import or not ... but as its been modified for multi-region doesn't have a Pioneer warranty anyway.

    Vikki
     
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    Ditto for me (without the problems). Really fast delivery, great product (656). Modded up and RCE. Grey or not they seem good to me. Would certainly buy from again!
     
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    Just spoke to Pioneer directly.......

    They confirmed that LE Concepts has an account with them, and i'll get my full warranty as promised by LE concepts . . . .

    Great stuff......

    Now the difficult part.....................dishing out over 2K !!! LOL :)
     
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    If you actually search for their Mail Order postcode (DL14 0QF) rather than their Metro Centre store - LE Concepts are listed on Pioneers website for Plasma TV and also Home Entertainment.

    Vikki
     
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    Yep, thanks. . . ..

    At least my mind's at ease now !

    I will go ahead and buy from them ....

    They quoted me a good price............. £2099 delivered for the VSA-AX10i

    Cheers
     
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    I did not have a good experience with Leading Edge Concepts, back in May last year I ordered and gave card details for a Denon AVR 1802 and cables, they said it would be few days so it will be with me on Saturday.

    I waited and nothing came, then I waited another week and nothing happened, so I phoned them I was told to wait a bit longer, nothing..... I phoned I was told they were out of stock, I waited, waited further eventually well over a month had passed since my call, so I phoned them again, they could not give me a solid answer on a receiver so I canceled my order and went elsewhere.


    Mabye I was unluckly, but I would not ever use use them again after that bad experience.
     
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    My experiences from them are well document on these forums, and NO, even though they seem to have about the best prices around, I would NEVER use them again.

    Mark.
     
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    I got a Yamaha Receiver - definitely a grey import as it had 2 AC power outs, which is only available on a European (non UK) model

    having recently contributed to this thread:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=101948&goto=newpost

    I did some searching to find this - I think this company has serious problems (or at least some of the customers do!)
     
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    One thing that worries me about LE Concepts is that they are a sponsor of this forum. People will join up for advise, see they are sponsors and have good prices and therefore think they can be trusted.

    Mark.
     

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