I just paid $1800 for mine. I know others have also.
Can't tell if it is a gimmick, or there is fine print I am not seeing, or if it is for an open box or factory refurbished unit... I don't know.
BUT, they are advertising them for $1295.00
I didn't realize it was a no no,to list the name of the company. Google "Marantz SR 7007" and you will find it on top of the page.
I have no affiliation with the company. I have never bought anything from them, so this is not a plug for them. I paid retail like everyone else and bought mine from RedFli..
If you buy one or find out it has a catch I didn't see, please let us all know.