You must be someone who likes to pay full retail for everything, or have tons of bucks and don't care.
Shady? Since how is selling products shady? If you hold inventory, it is your choice what price to charge to sell it. It is interesting what is truly being exposed in this recession. I know for a fact that these guys are still making margin on the products (including the JLs) so lets get serious. Full retail is 3600 and audiogon price (new) is roughly 2300. So what do you really get for $1300 of service from a retailer? This is what a retailer needs to understand.
I made an offer to a retailer who refused to deal. I understand they don't want to give up margin, but in reality the best they did for me was let me listen to a 113 for 10 minutes, and would not even let me listen to the 112 (b/c that was set up in a audio only system). To much trouble I guess.
Yea, and the retailer made a big point that I could not use them for any service on the JL. WHAT SERVICE. If I have a problem, it gets shipped back to JL!
So what is the end game? Does the retailer disappear? I sure have fun going to see all the new (toys) every now and again. But I never really get "service" or do they set me up to listen to everything I would like to. So I would rather deal with someone who is not "ripping me off" and charging me full retail (1300 of extra margin when it comes to the JL) and be able to sell/upgrade me products as I go. They way I see it, I learn so much from reading other peoples opinions that I get a good idea how products sound, and in the end, you NEVER truly know how a product will sound till you get it home and hook it up with everything else.