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to good a price to turn down?

paulst10

Distinguished Member
as im after a new amp, i thought id ring round for a price match
the first company i rang quoted me £1100 for a avr300 brand new,
out of 5 companys i phoned, only one could match it
i think this has got to be too good a deal to turn down
 

LFCRules

Well-known Member
Hi Paul,

As with any special deal to be had, it's just a case of bearing in mind the future support of the product being bought if required.

I.e. if a problem occurs, how easy/difficult is it to return and get a repair, or if a software upgrade is required (and you are not comfortable in doing it yourself) will they do it for you, if you want to upgrade in the future, will they do you a special deal as you are a previous customer.

I like the piece of mind of knowing my dealer is fairly close for these reasons, having using them for software upgrades twice (they supplied the software, I upgraded at home), and got a good deal on changing from an A80 to P90/3.

Obviously this is still not practical for some if a dealer is not close to hand. And it's not as if Arcam have a bad record of failing equipment, but it's just something to bear in mind.

Must admit though it sounds like a good deal.

Cheers

Andy
 

paulst10

Distinguished Member
thanks for the reply

both the companys that agreed that price are reasonably close to me, the closest being a 20min drive away and i have purchased from them before, and their after sales service is second to none, but im not sure whether they have applied software upgrades before... i will have to ask them when i ring them tomorrow, so i reckon i have to go for it
 

Timmy C

Distinguished Member
That's a good price assuming it's not ex-demo. As most people on here will tell you, current Arcam models aren't usually found 'going cheap'! If it's what you're after then buy and enjoy!
 

paulst10

Distinguished Member
i did ask if it was ex-demo, he insisted that it will be brand new and he will have to order it from arcam for me
 

Crustyloafer

Distinguished Member
Can I ask who it is you are getting it from? That sounds like a very good deal, particularly for a new boxed product. If they are selling for that price I might be interested myself.
 

paulst10

Distinguished Member
Crustyloafer said:
Can I ask who it is you are getting it from? That sounds like a very good deal, particularly for a new boxed product. If they are selling for that price I might be interested myself.

check your p/m crustyloafer
 

Timmy C

Distinguished Member
Crustyloafer said:
Can I ask who it is you are getting it from? That sounds like a very good deal, particularly for a new boxed product. If they are selling for that price I might be interested myself.

You've already got one and I would have thought you can get them cheaper anyway!? Surely you don't pay retail prices for your own kit do you Crusty!!?
 
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Dean_S

Guest
I've a nasty feeling that Crusty is about to report to Arcam the dealer which is prepared to sell it at that price. I got mine (high street) for £1100 - don't bother asking where. It just goes to show the margin on Arcam gear is quite large. It seems that some dealers become offended by others selling it at a lower price.
 

Crustyloafer

Distinguished Member
Dean_S said:
I've a nasty feeling that Crusty is about to report to Arcam the dealer which is prepared to sell it at that price. I got mine (high street) for £1100 - don't bother asking where. It just goes to show the margin on Arcam gear is quite large. It seems that some dealers become offended by others selling it at a lower price.

No not at all. They can sell it for whatever they want. That's a great price, definitely worth going for at £1100.
 

Crustyloafer

Distinguished Member
Timmy C said:
You've already got one and I would have thought you can get them cheaper anyway!? Surely you don't pay retail prices for your own kit do you Crusty!!?

I was only winding him up. I'm always interested to know who's doing what. Besides if he is a long term customer of that store and has a good rapport then I think a good discount is warranted.
 

LFCRules

Well-known Member
I didn't say earlier, I got mine for £1170 from my dealer, Audio-T, brand new also, as part of their sale prices last year. So there are deals to be had out there, and £1100 is a cracker :thumbsup:

Cheers

Andy
 

paulst10

Distinguished Member
i rang them this morning to give them the go-ahead. he confirmed again that it will be brand new un-opened box, which i will pick up saturday :thumbsup:
 
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bl0498

Guest
Hi,

I managed to get a new sealed box AVR300 for £1100 in January from Audio Excellence in Gloucester when they were closing the shop down....

Brian
 

paulst10

Distinguished Member
all sorted, picked it up yesterday, it was brand new un-opened.

so far i am very happy with it and it hasnt been run-in yet
just one question... can u switch it to stereo direct using the remote??
 

Crustyloafer

Distinguished Member
paulst10 said:
just one question... can u switch it to stereo direct using the remote??

You can't with the supplied remote. There is however a discrete RC5 command that can be entered into a progrmmable remote that can do this. I have my remote sey up this way. There are also discrete RC5 codes to go directly to a specific surround mode, rather than scrolling through them. You will find a list of the codes available on page E-32 of your manual.
 

paulst10

Distinguished Member
thanks crustyloafer, i will give it a try
 

paulst10

Distinguished Member
philb said:
Can I ask how you are finding the 300?

I am considering upgrading from a AX3 myself and would welcome any comments!

with music i heard sounds that i never heard with the ax3, with more detail and clarity, the sound is a lot warmer and not as bright as the ax3. i also found the settings much better for stereo mode ( you can have the fronts set to large+sub and use direct mode without a sub ) you get the best of both worlds then... some music sounds better without a sub.. IMO

with movies i have only watched one since setting it up... the last samurai, i thought the sound was more composed and subtle when needed, you can hear every little detail. the bass definately has more weight to it, speaker steering is much better. and speach is more clearer and less harsh.

i will be trying various "bits of films" today will let you know more later
 

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