So I'm about to pull the trigger on getting the Denon 1613 from AC4L.com. It's currently priced at $229 and with shipping it will cost $244. I've been hesitant because it is "refurbished", but I read in one forum that they actually prefer a refuribished from there not only due to the lower price, but because it's actually gone through a more tight inspection than one off the assembly line. i don't know how accurate of a statement this is, but it does make sense to me.
Plus, with a year warranty included and then the ability to purchase an extended doesn't seem too bad. I have $75 in BB gift cards, but theirs and Amazon's price is holding strong at $399. Holding on to those gift cards might serve me better down the road.
This is my first receiver that I will be purchasing. What do you think from experience?