Hah, you guys are scaring me away from buying my 510! Well...not really but it does sound like this thing has a bit of a learning curve. Really been looking forward to the MRX-510 for a long time as my low end Yamaha just isn't doing it for me.
Been saving for 7 months now and I've actually got the money in hand. Sadly there are only 3 dealers I know of in the Northern Wi. area:
One is 2 hours away. Full retail, no negotiation
One is 45 minutes away but insists on absolute full retail for the 510 while only having last years models on display so I cannot see or listen to it. Also wants to talk more about the 250+ dollar audioquest cables that I "really should buy".
The last place is just across town. This is also the place where I bought my Monitor 11, center, and atom rears so I figured I'd be able to haggle the price on a 510 but it's a no go there too.
I didn't think Anthem had a price freeze but these folks either steadfastly adhere to a full retail price or argue that there is simply no margin to work with. I just feel that full retail is ridiculous on any product. They are not selling it to me, they are not demonstrating it...etc they are simply ordering it...
Am I expecting too much?