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Are they worth it?
Accessoriesforless.com offer up to 5 year extended warranties. So does it make it a must buy? Anyone know if you have to pay for shipping?
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I bought a Denon avr-591 from Accessoriesforless.com for my bedroom home theater. Audyssey worked so well that I bought a 1712 for my family room home theater. I've also bought some xlo/vdo cables from them. I'm happy with everything I've bought from Accessoriesforless.com.

I've never gotten my money's worth from an extended warranty.

Shipping depends on the model you're buying. The 591 had free shipping the 1712 I paid shipping.
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Are they worth it?
Accessoriesforless.com offer up to 5 year extended warranties. So does it make it a must buy? Anyone know if you have to pay for shipping?

Just enter your state and zip code and it will calculate the shipping cost if there is any. A must buy? Of course not but you will usually save a good chunk over buying new.
They have had a good reputation in the forums.

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I'm looking at a refurb from them. Should i expect it to appear new or are dings an scratches the norm?

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Both conditions have been reported. Just depends what the mfr ships to them.

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I'm looking at a refurb from them. Should i expect it to appear new or are dings an scratches the norm?

 

The 4311 I bought from them had 3 small dings on the corner of the face about the size of a grain of rice. Not very noticeable till you get up close. Like jd said, you may or may not get one that looks perfect. The seller has no way of knowing what it looks like in the box.


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Thanks i kinda figured it might be a random chance situation. Does Marantz have a particular reputation either way?

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Thanks i kinda figured it might be a random chance situation. Does Marantz have a particular reputation either way?

Any of them could be used with some sort of damage. The last Marantz I bought was a 7005 open box floor model from BestBuy. You get the full warranty with those. You might check the local BestBuys in your area to see what they have, Only the BB's with a Magnolia Hi Fi in them will have the higher end models. You can sometimes find some good buys. Try the link below. The BB in Issaquah has a Magnolia in it and I think Lynwood also.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Clearance/Deals-Near-Me/pcmcat254400050000.c?id=pcmcat254400050000&DPSLogout=true&_requestid=137398&isLogout=true&ci_src=11138&AID=10474050&PID=4003003&SID=1et7lr6zcv0gu&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FClearance%2FDeals-Near-Me%2Fpcmcat254400050000.c%3Fid%3Dpcmcat254400050000%26DPSLogout%3Dtrue%26_requestid%3D137398%26isLogout%3Dtrue%26ci_src%3D11138&ref=39&CJPID=4003003&loc=01


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(2) Polk RT15i
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Behringer NU3000 & NU4-6000 Amps
Panasonic DMP-BDP210 - Projector: BenQ W1070
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I go to the bellevue magnolia. They have a open box section, theres always a bunch of cool stuff in there.

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You don't happen to know the output voltage on marantz receivers do you? I've been trying to find out if the sr5007 puts out more than 1.4v.

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Salamander Synergy Triple 20 walnut/black aluminum. Like new.
B&W HTM62 Wenge
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Heya,

I bought used receivers from Amazon's warehouse deals. Saved like $200 off retail. Shows up in a different box, but fully functional with remote and a manual (which I could have gotten a PDF of online anyways). I think I replaced a foot on it for $5 since it was cracked. Others had zero issues, maybe some finger prints or a small scratch or scuff here and there. Overall though, fully working machines for 25% to 50% less cost. Fine by me. Plus, with warehouse deals (if amazon specifically, don't do this if it's not sold by Amazon LLC) you can return them in 30 days if something isn't right.

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I bought a Denon avr-591 from Accessoriesforless.com for my bedroom home theater. Audyssey worked so well that I bought a 1712 for my family room home theater. I've also bought some xlo/vdo cables from them. I'm happy with everything I've bought from Accessoriesforless.com.

I've never gotten my money's worth from an extended warranty.

Shipping depends on the model you're buying. The 591 had free shipping the 1712 I paid shipping.

As for an extended warranty, if you use Amex through PayPal you get another year of warranty from the credit card.
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