Originally Posted by Dreamliner
I think he was just a little frustrated. The AVS guys make money when we buy from them. 99% of the time they will price match a competitor, but the BB deal was waaay below cost and I'm sure anyone that was on the edge bought one yesterday.
It is important that we support the AVS sales guys. A quick phone call to JD or any of the other AVS guys before buying something elsewhere can't hurt. I picked up a Denon AVR-E400 yesterday, but called Mike at AVS first to see if he could price match. These guys feed their families by supporting the forum, return the favor.
Originally Posted by Stonedcl
Yeah I do like to support the little guys and I was actually waiting for avs to get the 4100 but I thought about it and I am not going atmos, have a 4k tv but the hdmi 2.0 will be pointless without hdcp 2.2 and the blue,tooth is nice but I will just buy a aftermarket Bluetooth transponder.. This deal was too great to pass up , it was cheaper then I was going to get a 4000 for..
its been my experience that higher end A/V stores dont really try to compete with the big boxes
On price its a losing battle
The last couple cities I have lived in the shops had an about an 80% mix of higher end separates
They seem to concentrate on the likes of brands such as Krell, Anthem,Classe, McIntosh and the like
These Asian products( both Audio and Video) concentrate on something "new" every year...I assume to try to keep you in the market every season
That's great...but it means a quick planned obsolescence and market price devaluation for the outgoing product
This type of "blow out" deals happen every year with these products.
I typically try to be available for such events.....
and have been able to snag these Asian AVR's every year for 28-35% of MSRP. I just sell the last one and it about pays for the new one
High end end audio has no such type of massive market price changes from season to season
Check out the Anthem statement D2V...how long its been around and how much it still costs at your local high end store