Originally Posted by gene c353
Being an open box isn't what bit you. Buying from an un-authorized dealer is what cost. I've done that before and got lucky. Looks like you didn't.
+1 on above. I have bought lots of open box items too but only from authorized dealers. For example Magnolia often has open box items, and you get full manufacturers warranty. Also, the quote to repair is absurd! $620 to fix a unit that retailed at $599??? Doesn't sound legit to me.
Time to junk unit, learn lesson and use that $620 to look for a new receiver, with warranty!. That kind of money should get you alot of AVR with some smart shopping. Good luck.
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